Welcome to Year 6's Home Learning Page

Welcome to our Summer 2 term Year 6!

You will continue your Maths, English and Topic lessons on the Oak National Academy website, which you are all very familiar with now.

Remember, you can share your work with us in j2write or through the school email if you would like to.

Scroll down each day to read the daily message for more information about your learning for the day :)

Enjoy activities and hobbies that you LOVE this week,

Miss Hulands and Miss Wakley :)

Thursday 16th July 2020

Good Morning Year 6!

We hope you had a FABULOUS last day yesterday. The Mass, shirt signing, pizza party and disco was a a HUGE success! Miss Wakley and I had so much fun dancing with you all and celebrating your last day of primary school. You have made us so proud and we know you will be AMAZING and hugely SUCCESSFUL going forward on your secondary journey. Remember everything we have been talking about...... life will not always be easy, you will have lots of ups and downs, but you are resilient and you will use your 'bouncebackability' to get through it.

Please enjoy your 'Stand By Me' video below (we have watched it 30+ times and laugh EVERY TIME).

Make sure you come back and visit us in September. We can't wait to see you in your new uniforms!

Miss Hulands and Miss Wakley :)

File icon: mp4 Year 6 Leavers [mp4 425MB] Click to download

Tuesday 14th July 2020

Good morning Year 6!

As most of you are in school with us today (YAY!), we will not be uploading home learning activities today and tomorrow. We will be back on Thursday for the last few days of Year 6 :)

If you would like some extra tasks to do, please feel free to jump on the Oak Academy website and choose a lesson to complete.

Miss Hulands and Miss Wakley :)

Monday 13th July 2020

Good Morning Year 6!

Can you believe this is your FINAL Monday of primary school? This week is special for you all Year 6; it is a time to be reflective and think back on all the wonderful memories you have made during your time at St. Mary of the Angels.

We are SO looking forward to seeing most of you on Tuesday 14th and Wednesday 15th for some fun together. 

Some important information to remember:

  • School will start at 9am and finish at 3.30pm
  • Tuesday 14th July - wear full school uniform
  • Wednesday 15th July - you may wear your own clothes·     
  • Bring a school sun hat/cap ·      
  • Bring a reusable water bottle
  • Bring a mobile phone ONLY if you are traveling to or from school alone 
  • All will be provided with lunch. Packed lunches may NOT be brought in from home.
Tuesday 14th July:
Year 6 Leavers Mass celebrated by Father Keith at 2.30pm at St. Mary of the Angels  Church
Wednesday 15th July:
  • Outdoor disco 
  • Pizza  Party
  • Shirt signing (students to bring ONE clean school shirt on this day to be signed and a pen which they will use to sign all the other shirts)

We can't wait to see your happy faces!

Miss Hulands and Miss Wakley :)

Maths

L.O: To know how to solve problems involving the relative sizes of two quantities

In this lesson, we will solve problems involving the relative size of two quantities.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/solve-problems-involving-the-relative-sizes-of-two-quantities-part-1

Want more practise? Why not log on to Mathletics for more Maths tasks.

English

L.O: To know how to answer comprehension questions on structure

During this lesson, we are going to be looking at structure questions.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/reading-focus-structure

Foundation

What challenge can an aging population present?

In this lesson, we will be learning all about places which have more older people than younger people. We call these ageing populations, and they can present some challenges, which will be explored.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/what-challenges-can-an-ageing-population-present

Book Talk

Tudor life - vagabond or vanquisher?

Read the newspaper article set in the Tudor era. Think about the use of language that tells us the article has an historical setting.

Complete the questions below

Art

The World Around Us Memory Garden

In this session we will bring the outside in to create a reflective photo frame. Maybe you could put a photo of your favourite St. Mary of the Angels memory on here!

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/the-world-around-us-memory-garden-primary/activities/1

Quote of the Day!

  • It is so important to feel POSITIVE and be encouraged to try your best or try new things.
  • We decided that this week we would like you to start each day by reading an uplifting quote.
  • Notice how it makes you feel to start each day with one positive thought.
  • It will become a habit and we are sure it will make you feel even just a tiny weeny bit better. Enjoy!
  • Have you got a quote that inspires you?
  • We would love to hear about your favourite quote :)

Friday 10th July 2020

Happy FRI-YAY Year 6!

It's the end of another week and we are focusing on being creative in our writing today! Check out the cool events below.

 

“Every child deserves the right to be creative. Every child has the potential to be magically creative if they are inspired and encouraged." 

Today it is 'Writing Masterclass Day' at 'Cressida’s Creativity Summer Camp'. Famous author Cressida Cowell wants you to tap into your creativity this week. On the final day of Cressida’s Creativity Summer Camp, Eoin Colfer, Zanib Mian, Sharna Jackson, Patrice Lawrence and Francesca Simon will be helping aspiring writers with a masterclass containing plenty of story starter ideas, advice on creating characters, and how to build an imaginary world. And to wrap-up Summer Camp, Cressida will be joined by Frank Cottrell Boyce and Onjali Raúf for a very special live event where they will answer as many questions as possible in a creativity brainstorm!

Click here to check out some writing masterclass activities: https://www.booktrust.org.uk/what-we-do/childrens-laureate/

Pick up your pen and be an author today!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Miss Hulands and Miss Wakley :)

Maths

L.O: To know how to solve problems using scale factor

In today's lesson, we will solve problems involving scale factor.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/scale-factor-in-shapes

Want more practise? Why not log on to Mathletics for more Maths tasks.

English

L.O: To know how to write a poem

During this session, we will be writing a poem.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/writing-focus-write-a-poem

Music

Pulse in 3 and 4 time

In this lesson we will be learning about pulse in 3 and 4 time.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/pulse-in-3-and-4-time-d90124

Book Talk

Victorian Slang

Just like today, many Victorians used slang when they spoke informally. Often the less educated people of the time would speak using so many slang-words that it would be hard for an educated listener to understand what they were saying. Here is a fictional account from one of the survivors of the SS. Forfarshire. Highlight any examples of Victorian slang you can spot!

Find Victorian slang words in the recount that match with these modern meanings. Hint: try replacing a slang word with a modern synonym. Does the passage still make sense?

MindUp

Optimism and Perspective Taking

Do you see what I see?

Perspective taking is the ability to see situations from the viewpoint of another person. When we mindfully practice perspective taking, we become more skilled at interpreting the behaviour of other people. Pausing to mindfully consider other points of view helps us think with an open mind. Try this activity with your child. It ties mindful seeing and perspective taking together.

TASK:

  • Open the documents below to find some fun activities on perspective taking!

Quote of the Day!

  • It is so important to feel POSITIVE and be encouraged to try your best or try new things.
  • We decided that this week we would like you to start each day by reading an uplifting quote.
  • Notice how it makes you feel to start each day with one positive thought.
  • It will become a habit and we are sure it will make you feel even just a tiny weeny bit better. Enjoy!
  • Have you got a quote that inspires you?
  • We would love to hear about your favourite quote :)

Thursday 9th July 2020

Happy Thursday Year 6!

“Every child deserves the right to be creative. Every child has the potential to be magically creative if they are inspired and encouraged." 

Today it is 'Reading Aloud Around the World' at 'Cressida’s Creativity Summer Camp'. Famous author Cressida Cowell wants you to tap into your creativity this week. Today international Children’s Laureates from around the world will unite with Cressida for a Laureate readathon, with Jason Reynolds (US), Eloise Williams (Wales), Áine Ní Ghlinn (Ireland), Ursula Dubosarsky (Australia) and Manon Sikkel (The Netherlands), to celebrate the power of sharing a story.

 

Click here to check out reading aloud activities: https://www.booktrust.org.uk/what-we-do/childrens-laureate/

Why don't you have a go reading aloud to someone in your house today?

Have a wonderful day!

Miss Hulands and Miss Wakley

Maths

L.O: To know how to use ratio to express relationships

In today's lesson, we will use ratio to express relationships.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/use-ratio-to-express-relationships

Want more practise? Why not log on to Mathletics for more Maths tasks.

English

L.O: To know how to plan a poem

In this lesson, we are going to be looking at planning a poem using rhyme and archaic language.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/writing-focus-planning-including-rhyme-and-archaic-language

Foundation

What challenges can a growing population present?

In this lesson we will explore how rapidly growing populations in certain areas can present challenges, especially around infrastructure and resources.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/what-challenges-can-a-growing-population-present

Book Talk

How the orange-barred sulphur butterfly got its wings

Read the following myth about forest butterflies.

Then, answer the comprehension questions below. Don't forget to use your Viper skills!

Science

Slime States

Explore the science behind slime, by cooking up a batch of your own!

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/slimy-states-primary

Quote of the Day!

  • It is so important to feel POSITIVE and be encouraged to try your best or try new things.
  • We decided that this week we would like you to start each day by reading an uplifting quote.
  • Notice how it makes you feel to start each day with one positive thought.
  • It will become a habit and we are sure it will make you feel even just a tiny weeny bit better. Enjoy!
  • Have you got a quote that inspires you?
  • We would love to hear about your favourite quote :)

Wednesday 8th July 2020

Howdy Year 6!

“Every child deserves the right to be creative. Every child has the potential to be magically creative if they are inspired and encouraged." 

Today it is 'Poetry and Performance Day' at 'Cressida’s Creativity Summer Camp'. Famous author Cressida Cowell wants you to tap into your creativity this week. Poetry and performance are the theme of Summer Camp today, with Young People's Laureate Theresa Lola leading a poetry workshop and readings and tips from Laura DockrillJoshua Seigal and Joseph Coelho, plus Cressida will be reading some of former Laureate Michael Rosen’s most loved poems.

Click here to check out poetry and performance activities: https://www.booktrust.org.uk/what-we-do/childrens-laureate/

Be a performer today!

Miss Hulands and Miss Wakley

Maths

L.O: To know how to use fractions to express proportions

In today's lesson, we will use fractions to express proportions.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/use-fractions-to-express-proportions

Want more practise? Why not log on to Mathletics for more Maths tasks.

English

L.O: To identify the key features of a poem

During this lesson, we will be identifying the features of a poem.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/writing-focus-identify-the-key-features-9b040a

Science

LO: To explain how to separate mixtures by sieving, filtration and evaporation

In this lesson, we will look at three different methods for separating mixtures: sieving, filtration and evaporation. We will learn when to use each one and plan our own experiment. You will need a pencil and a piece of paper for this lesson.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/explain-how-to-separate-mixtures-by-sieving-filtration-and-evaporation

Book Talk

The History of Nintendo

Read the following information text othe history of Nintendo.

Then, answer the comprehension questions below. Don't forget to use your Viper skills!

PSHE

Starting Secondary School - Will I lose my friends?

Year 6, this will be very useful if you are feeling a bit nervous about your classwork and homework at secondary school. Watch the video below.

Losing old friends is always a worry when you move from primary to secondary school but it doesn’t need to happen. Students from CBBC’s Our school explain how they stayed in contact with their friends, from taking time to meet up outside school to introducing your new friends to your old ones.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z7yrhbk

Tips:

  • Keep in touch and make sure you see each other outside of school time

  • Don’t let other commitments or new friends get in the way of making time for your old friends

  • Introduce your new friends to your old friends

  • Don’t worry about not being as close or seeing them as regularly, a good friendship can pick up at any time

  • Send an occasional encouraging text or give them a call for a chat, your old friends are probably worried about losing you as a friend too

  • After a couple of weeks, organise a cinema trip or other activity with a few of your old friends to compare notes on new schools and just catch up

Quote of the Day!

  • It is so important to feel POSITIVE and be encouraged to try your best or try new things.
  • We decided that this week we would like you to start each day by reading an uplifting quote.
  • Notice how it makes you feel to start each day with one positive thought.
  • It will become a habit and we are sure it will make you feel even just a tiny weeny bit better. Enjoy!
  • Have you got a quote that inspires you?
  • We would love to hear about your favourite quote :)

Tuesday 7th July 2020

Good Morning Year 6!

“Every child deserves the right to be creative. Every child has the potential to be magically creative if they are inspired and encouraged." 

Today we would love you to check out 'Cressida’s Creativity Summer Camp'. Famous author Cressida Cowell wants you to tap into your creativity this week. Each day will be a new activity; today it is 'Drawing Day'. Celebrating drawing and the art of illustration, watch a step by step drawing masterclass, plus a Summer Camp themed online art lesson from Guinness World Record holder Rob Biddulph.

Cressida’s Creativity Summer Camp will inspire families to embrace books, reading and creativity at home over the summer holidays for entertainment, learning, as well as to support mental well-being.

Click here to check it out and try some creative drawing activities: https://www.booktrust.org.uk/what-we-do/childrens-laureate/

Have fun being creative today,

Miss Hulands and Miss Wakley

Maths

L.O: To know how to interpret pie charts

In today's lesson, we will learn to interpret pie charts.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/interpret-pie-charts

Want more practise? Why not log on to Mathletics for more Maths tasks.

English

L.O: To comprehend a poem

In this session, we will continue to look at reading comprehension questions focusing on poetry.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/reading-focus-comprehension-questions-772f34

Spanish

LO: To be able to name family members and pets in Spanish

In this lesson, we will recap all of our previous learning and then move onto talking about our family and pets in Spanish.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-be-able-to-name-family-members-and-pets-in-spanish-98b1d4

Book Talk

The Legend of the Hero Twins

Read the following retelling of an Ancient Maya Story

Then, answer the comprehension questions below. Don't forget to use your Viper skills!

 

Science

  • We would like you to show off all your knowledge that you have learnt about DINOSAURS in this topic.

 

  • You can choose to present your work in one of the following ways:
  • PowerPoint Presentation
  • Poster
  • Information leaflet
  • Film yourself talking about what you have learnt
  • Act out your learning
  • Write a story or poem that shows your understanding

 

  • This is what we have covered in the unit: Dinosaur footprints; dinosaur features and build; how to classify omnivores, carnivores, and herbivores; warm-blooded and cold-blooded dinosaurs; dinosaur fossils; and theories of dinosaur extinction.
  • You might want to do extra research for the area you choose.
  • Have FUN and get creative!
  • What is your favourite fact that you have learnt about Dinosaurs? Have you watched a dinosaur film or series?

Quote of the Day!

  • It is so important to feel POSITIVE and be encouraged to try your best or try new things.
  • We decided that this week we would like you to start each day by reading an uplifting quote.
  • Notice how it makes you feel to start each day with one positive thought.
  • It will become a habit and we are sure it will make you feel even just a tiny weeny bit better. Enjoy!
  • Have you got a quote that inspires you?
  • We would love to hear about your favourite quote :)

Monday 6th July 2020

Good morning and happy Monday Year 6!

We are very excited that most of you are coming back to school on Tuesday 14th and Wednesday 15th July! We have lots of fun events planned for our two days together.

We will be creating TWO special videos for Year 6. We would like you to be involved, but you will need parental consentIf you are at HOME and you have NOT been coming to school, we ask you to make two 30 second videos at home and get a parent to email them to reception@stmaryangels.co.uk by Wednesday 8th July.

Please read below for more information:

Videos
Video 1: ‘Memories’ video
Photos of the Year 6 cohort throughout the years and favourite memories of their time at St. Mary of the Angels. We ask all children who have NOT returned to school and whose parents have given permission for their child to be in the video to make a short 30-second video of themselves sharing a favourite memory of their time at school. Please make sure the memory and language used is appropriate. Pupils must wear school uniform in the video. 

Video 2: ‘Stand by Me’ video
Learn the lyrics to the song ‘Stand By Me’ by Ben E. King. All children who have NOT returned to school and whose parents have given permission for their child to be in the video should make a short 30 second video of themselves singing one verse or the chorus of the song. You should sing quietly or lip synch to the song playing in the background. The original song will be played in the final video so the children’s voices will not be heard.
 
For those children not currently attending school. please note:
  • You must wear you school uniform in the videos
  • The videos must be filmed by a parent
  • Video clips must be emailed by a parent registered at the school to reception@stmaryangels.co.uk no later than Wednesday 8th July
  • The clip should include you singing just the chorus or one verse of the song (i.e. not the whole song)
 
Make sure you dance, do some actions, use props e.g. a real/pretend microphone and to have fun!
 
Have a fabulous day creating your TWO videos :)
 
Miss Hulands and Miss Wakley
 
File icon: pdf Page 70 [pdf 1MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Page 71 [pdf 1MB] Click to download
File icon: pptx The Sacrament of the Sick - Year 6 pg 206-210 [pptx 3MB] Click to download

Maths

L.O: To know how to construct line graphs

In today's lesson, we will learn to construct line graphs using discrete and cumulative data.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/construct-line-graphs

Want more practise? Why not log on to Mathletics for more Maths tasks.

English

L.O: To comprehend a poem

During this lesson, we are going to be looking at reading comprehension questions, focusing on poetry.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/reading-focus-comprehension-questions

Foundation

What is a population pyramid?

In this lesson we will be exploring a new type of graph called a population pyramid. These special graphs help us to see what the breakdown of a population is in terms of gender and age.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/what-is-a-population-pyramid

Book Talk

The Puncture

Read the following short story about a punctured tyre. You will need to use the clues in the text to help you infer some information.

Then, answer the comprehension questions below. Don't forget to use your Viper skills!

R.E

The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick

The sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick celebrates God’s gifts of hope, strength and healing, life and friendship with God the Father, with Jesus and with one another. The celebration uses:

actions – anointing

words – prayers

symbols – oil, sign of the cross.

1. Watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGVym96GWW0

2. Open the documents above and read Pages 70 and 71 of Church Story. Then, look at the Powerpoint presentation to learn more.

3. Answer these questions:

  • Why do you think oil is used in healing?
  • What other sacraments include anointing with oil? (there are three others Baptism, Confirmation and  Holy Orders.)
  • What do you think is most difficult for a sick person and why?
  • How do you think the sick person feels when they know someone is praying for them?
  • In what way does the Anointing of the Sick heal a person?
  • What is important about a person being anointed at a gathering of the parish family?
  • How do you think the priest feels as he administers this Sacrament?
  • Why do you think the hands and forehead of the person are anointed?
  • What words of comfort and hope did you notice in the prayers?

Quote of the Day!

  • It is so important to feel POSITIVE and be encouraged to try your best or try new things.
  • We decided that this week we would like you to start each day by reading an uplifting quote.
  • Notice how it makes you feel to start each day with one positive thought.
  • It will become a habit and we are sure it will make you feel even just a tiny weeny bit better. Enjoy!
  • Have you got a quote that inspires you?
  • We would love to hear about your favourite quote :)

Friday 3rd July 2020

Yay it's Friday Year 6 :)

NATIONAL 'STAY OUT OF THE SUN' DAY

Everybody loves a sunny day, but in the height of summer it’s easy to get dehydrated, sunburnt and worse. Stay Out Of The Sun Day is about looking after yourself by taking a day away from the sun and finding some nice, relaxing shade – and if you are out and about, make sure you’ve got sun cream, plenty of water and some shade!

Moderate exposure to the sun can provide you with a natural and healthy dose of Vitamin D. However, if you end up spending too much time in the sun, this can result in skin damage. This can speed up the ageing process, which we’re sure no one wants!

Plus, there are also links between too much sun exposure and skin cancer, which is why it is so important to make sure you educate yourself and protect yourself when sunbathing. Use 'Stay Out Of The Sun Da'y to educate others as well. After all, if you reach just one person, you could actually end up making a difference.

HOW TO OBSERVE #stayoutofthesunday

  • Do you consider yourself a bit of a sun worshipper? Well, it’s time to have a day off! Stay Out Of The Sun Day is the perfect chance for you to stay indoors and shield yourself from the UV rays.

  • This day is about giving our skin a break from the sweltering heat. If you simply cannot resist going outside, then you can always find a nice bit of shade, yet make sure you wear sunscreen and make an extra effort to protect your skin. That is what this day is really about.

 

Have a fabulous weekend :)

Miss Hulands and Miss Wakley

Maths

L.O: To know how to interpret line graphs

In today’s lesson, we will explore discrete and cumulative data and interpret different types of line graphs.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/interpret-line-graphs

Want more practise? Why not log on to Mathletics for more Maths tasks.

English

L.O: To understand how to write an explanation text

During this session, we will be writing an explanation.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/writing-focus-write-an-explanation

Art

Henri Matisse and Collage

In this lesson we will learn about French artist Henri Matisse and create a collage inspired by his work.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/henri-matisse-and-collage-800310

Book Talk

Marie Curie

Read the following information text about Marie Curie. Marie Curie was a Polish-born French physicist, famous for her work on radioactivity. She was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, 

Then, answer the comprehension questions below. Don't forget to use your Viper skills!

Science Experiment

Storm in a Teacup

Understand energy by creating your own tornado.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/storm-in-a-teacup-all

 

Song of the Day!

  • Today you are going to be listening to a toe-tapping song! An absolute classic, that you will not be able to stop singing too. You will want to listen to this song on REPEAT. 
  • Stand By Me, by Ben E King 
  • Would you like to recommend a song of the day?

Thursday 2nd July 2020

Good Morning Year 6!

  • Today is all about being OPTIMISTIC. Optimism goes beyond seeing the bright side of a situation or expecting good things. It's also a way of explaining what has already happened.
  • When something good happens, optimists think about what they did to make the situation turn out so well. They see their abilities as permanent, stable parts of themselves.
  • Being optimistic about situations can make you happier and healthier. 
  • We are not stuck with any particular mindset, but we have some ability to craft a more effective mental approach. 

I Forgot Day

I just remembered!

  • It is ironic how we often forget the things worth remembering, but remember the things worth forgetting.

  • Are you forgetful? For some people, they can’t remember anyone’s birthdays or special events, even if they live with them!
  • There are then those who have a list of things they have been meaning to do for ages, but they simply keep forgetting! 
  • For the super-organized of you, you may think that this is impossible!!!
  • However, if you’re like the rest of us, you will know that life simply seems too busy sometimes, and it can seem impossible to keep up with everything that is going on.
  • That is why there has been a day created to help you out!

We challenge you!

  • On I Forgot Day, you have the perfect opportunity to make up for everything that you have forgotten. Whether it was someone’s birthday or you forgot to do something you promised your friend that you would, now is the day that you can make amends for it.
  • It may be that you have forgotten so many things it is simply not possible to rectify it all in one day. Well, if that is the case, make a list and make sure you start ticking things off the list that you are supposed to have done by now!
  • Don't forget to get your entry in for the writing competition: Black Lives Matter by tomorrow. 

Have a memorable day!

Miss Hulands and Miss Wakley :)

Maths

L.O: To know how to interpret mean as an average

In today’s lesson, we will explore averages before creating a formula for calculating the mean. We will then move on to find missing values using the mean.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/interpret-mean-as-an-average

Want more practise? Why not log on to Mathletics for more Maths tasks.

English

L.O: To understand how to use punctuation for parenthesis

In this lesson, we are going to be looking at punctuation for parenthesis.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/writing-focus-punctuation-for-parenthesis

Art

Henri Matisse and Collage

In this lesson we will learn about French artist Henri Matisse and create a collage inspired by his work.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/henri-matisse-and-collage-800310

Book Talk

Car Free Day

Read the following information text about World Car Free Day. World Car Free Day encourages motorists to give up their cars for a day. Organised events are held in some cities and countries. This day allows people to experience streets free of motor traffic. It's a great chance to re-imagine our streets around people.

Then answer the comprehension questions below. There are lots of fun activities to try today! Don't forget to use your Viper skills!

MindUp

Optimism and Perspective Taking

Positively Busy

  • Optimism is having a positive outlook and making the best of different experiences, whether they are good or bad.
  • The more optimistic we are, the better our physical and mental health.
  • We can change our thinking habits to have a more optimistic outlook.
  • Try the activity attached to practise your optimistic thinking.

TASK:

  • Use the grid attached or draw your own on a piece of paper.
  • Draw a picture of yourself in the middle of the grid. During this time when we're having to stay at home, think about all the positive things you're doing. For example, helping prepare meals or tidying your room.
  • Draw a picture of these different things in the boxes around the edge of the grid.
  • Can you fill all 12 boxes? If you can't think of 12 things, that's ok, you can add to the grid every time you do a new positive thing during this time at home.
  • Look at the pictures you have drawn and think about how you feel knowing that you're doing all these positive things and making the most of this time at home.

Song of the Day!

  • Everyday this week we are going to suggest a song of the day, today we have decided to listen to a Song that makes you want to get up and dance. 
  • So, give this song a listen: Jackson 5: ABC
  • Would you like to recommend a song of the day?

Wednesday 1st July 2020

Happy Wednesday Year 6 :)

500 Words: Black Lives Matter

  • At St. Mary of the Angels we want to tell you about an exciting writing competition...500 Words: Black Lives Matter.
  • 500 Words is the world’s largest story-writing competition for kids. Over a million stories have been submitted since 2011, in response to everything from technology to climate change. Now, we want to bring children’s voices onto the themes and issues emerging from the Black Lives Matter movement. We want children to lead on the process of writing their story.
  • You have until Friday 3rd July to enter the writing competition.

Who can enter? 

  • Children aged between 5 and 13 can enter the story-writing competition.
  • Your words have the power to change you and the world around you. People can make a change based on their actions. We want you to use your imagination and draw on your own thoughts and experiences when it comes to Black Lives Matter and some of the changes we are seeing in 2020. Then, write a creative short story in no more than 500 words.
  • Click here to learn more about 500 Words: Black Lives Matter

NATIONAL CREATIVE ICE CREAM FLAVOURS DAY

  • I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!
  • 1st July marks National Creative Ice Cream Flavours Day, a day to sample or wonder about the odd combinations of ice cream flavours. Skip the traditional chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry ice cream when you celebrate this holiday!
  • What fun mixtures do you like to make and eat? The more creative and inventive, the better. 

HOW TO OBSERVE #CreativeIceCreamFlavoursDay

  • Celebrate by venturing out to your local ice creamery and testing their many concoctions!
  • You can also try to find some crazy flavours yourself! 
  • Why not make and invent your own ice-cream?

Have a yummy day!

Miss Hulands and Miss Wakley

Maths

L.O: To know how to calculate percentages of amounts

In today’s lesson, we will be learning to find a percentage of an amount, including using efficient strategies and looking at the link between percentages and fractions.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/problems-with-percentages-of-amounts

Want more practise? Why not log on to Mathletics for more Maths tasks.

English

L.O: To understand how to use punctuation for parenthesis

In this lesson, we are going to be looking at punctuation for parenthesis.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/writing-focus-punctuation-for-parenthesis

Science

LO: To explain what happens to particles during dissolving

In this lesson, we will learn what happens to particles during dissolving. We will investigate what happens when we mix water with salt, sugar and sand. For this lesson you will need a pencil and a piece of paper. If you would like to take part in the practical you will also need a glass of water and some sugar and salt. If you do not have these things then you can still take part in the lesson by watching the teacher's demonstration.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/explain-what-happens-to-particles-during-dissolving

Book Talk

Elvis Presley

Read the following biography about Elvis Presley. Elvis Presley, also known simply as Elvis, was an American singer and actor. Regarded as one of the most significant cultural icons of the 20th century, he is often referred to as the "King of Rock and Roll" or simply "the King".

Then answer the comprehension questions below. There are lots of fun activities to try today! Don't forget to use your Viper skills!

PSHE

Starting Secondary School - Coping with classwork

Year 6, this will be very useful if you are feeling a bit nervous about your classwork and homework at secondary school. Watch the video below.

When you start secondary school everything will be new - new subjects, new teachers (lots of them) and new classmates. In this video students talk about the exciting new lessons they experienced in their first year and offer advice on how to avoid detention!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zbd2cqt

Tips:

  • Always listen to your teacher at the start of the lesson, if you're unsure about anything just ask

  • Don’t interrupt when the teacher is talking

  • Don’t expect to know everything when you first start, it will take time to settle in

  • If you lose your timetable, ask your form tutor for another copy or ask your friends what lesson you have next

  • Always check you have enough detail about your homework so that you remember what to do when you read it at home

  • Swap phone numbers with some classmates so you can call them if you’re not sure about something – they’ll want to do the same with you!

Song of the Day!

Music gets under your skin. It creates strong feelings. And it creates strong memories.

Music is a language. It is a language for all humans. It is a language that is there when normal language is of little use.

  • Everyday this week we are going to suggest a song of the day, today we have decided to listen to a MOOD-BOOSTING song.
  • So, give this song a listen: Best Day of my Life by American Authors
  • Would you like to recommend a song of the day?

Tuesday 30th June 2020

Good Morning Year 6!

You are in for a real treat today. Did you have fun taking photographs yesterday? Send them in to us, we would love to see what you captured. Today is just as fun. See what FASCINATING facts you can find about METEORS!!

NATIONAL METEOR WATCH DAY

  • National Meteor Watch Day is observed every year on June 30th.
  • On a cloudless night, people turn their eyes to the heavens in hopes of spotting the glow of a falling star. 
  • Did you know that there are millions of meteors that occur daily in the Earth’s atmosphere?
  • When space debris, such as pieces of rock, enter the Earth’s atmosphere the friction causes the surrounding air to become scorching hot. This “shooting star” streaking through the sky surrounded by flaming hot air is a meteor.
  • Did you know that the majority of the meteoroids that cause meteors are only the size of a pebble?
  • Meteors sometimes occur in showers. It’s an excellent time to plan for a meteor-watching party!

Meteor, Meteoroid and Meteor Showers

  • In the Northern Hemisphere, one of the most active meteor showers is the Perseids. Named after the constellation Perseus.
  • One of the most impressive meteor showers in the Northern Hemisphere, the Perseids put on dazzling displays.
  • Some years, on a clear night with a new moon, skywatchers view more than one meteor per minute!
  • The Perseids are active from mid-July to late August. 

Fun facts

  • Did you know that meteors are usually observed at night and are visible when they are about 34 to 70 miles above the Earth?
  • Their glow time is usually about a second.
  • Despite a large number of meteors we see, a small percent of meteoroids hit the Earth’s atmosphere and then skip back into space. 

HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalMeteorWatchDay

  • Gather some friends together, a blanket, and find a place far from the city lights on a cloudless night.

Have a terrific Tuesday :)

Miss Hulands and Miss Wakley

File icon: pdf Dinosaurs and their fossils [pdf 2MB] Click to download
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Maths

L.O: To know how to use equivalent fractions,decimals and percentages

In today’s lesson, we will investigate equivalent fractions, decimals and percentages and then put them in increasing or decreasing order.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/equivalences-between-fdp

Want more practise? Why not log on to Mathletics for more Maths tasks.

English

L.O: To understand how to summarise parts of a text

During this lesson, we are going to be looking at summary questions.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/reading-focus-summary-ea06ec

Spanish

LO: To be able to give an opinion about your town or city in Spanish

In this lesson, we will recap our previous learning and we will learn how to express our opinions about where we live. For this lesson, you will need a pen and paper.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-be-able-to-give-an-opinion-about-your-town-or-city-in-spanish-0b98c0

Book Talk

The United Nations

Read the following information text about the United Nations. The United Nations is an organization that includes almost all the world’s countries, or nations. It is called the UN for short. By the 21st century the United Nations had more than 190 members. The main goal of the United Nations is world peace. 

Then answer the comprehension questions below. Don't forget to use your Viper skills!

Science

Dinosaur Fossils

What is a fossil?

  • A fossil is physical evidence of a prehistoric plant or animal. This may be their preserved remains or other traces, such as marks they made in the ground while they were alive.

1.Watch the clip about how fossils are made: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z9bbkqt/articles/z2ym2p3

2.Watch the next clip about how dinosaur fossils are made:  https://www.nhm.ac.uk/discover/how-are-fossils-formed.html

3. Read through the attached presentation all about fossils and palaeontologists. Look at the photographs of the different dinosaur fossils attached in the other document. What do they tell you? What have we learnt from them?

4. TASK: Create a PowerPoint Presentation or Poster telling me everything you have learnt! 

Think about the following: What is a fossil? What is different about a dinosaur fossil? How is a fossil formed? What do we learn from fossils? What is it like to be a palaeontologist?

Song of the Day!

The right song can inspire you to work hard. It can make you move, take action, or vow to become a better person. Some songs have the power to unite people. Other songs compel us to see the beauty in the world.

Music changes how we see life.

  • Everyday this week we are going to suggest a song of the day, today we have decided to listen to a MOTIVATIONAL song.
  • So, give a listen to this song: Fight Song by Rachel Platten
  • Would you like to recommend a song of the day?

Monday 29th June 2020

Happy Monday Year 6 :)

How was your weekend? Were you able to get outside between the rain showers we had? I baked some banana bread and watched a few Disney movies - I HIGHLY recommend 'Cool Runnings' if you've never seen it. It's the true story of the first Jamaican bobsled team, who competed in the 1988 Winter Olympics. It's a crazy story because the athletes had never even seen snow before! It's also a great story about their passion and desire to compete and win.

Today is 'National Camera Day', so go out and take some fantastic photos today that you can treasure forever!

NATIONAL CAMERA DAY

  • Today is all about celebrating photographs and cameras.
  • A camera is a tool used to record and replicate memories, events, and people/places.
  • Did you know that before the invention of the camera, the only resource to document a vision was a painting
  • Capturing an image of a person or place in a drawing took time and skill. Very few people can perfectly draw the likeness of someone.
  • Did you know that the first cameras were large and bulky, and then each later design evolved until some cameras were as small as a pen?
  • The portable and easy to use features of today's cameras not only allow us to take photos quickly, but we can also edit them instantly!
  • Smartphones with built-in cameras include features that allow us to share photos straightaway too!

HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalCameraDay

  • Today we would like you to celebrate the day by taking photos! 
  • Snap a picture of something or someone you enjoy and cherish the memory. 
  • Are you an expert already? Why not teach someone how to take outstanding photos!
  • OR, what to get better then try and expand your photography skills by learning more online?

Happy snapping!

Miss Hulands and Miss Wakley

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Maths

L.O: To identify a percentage of the whole

We will begin by consolidating our understanding of percentages before applying this to a range of problems including calculating percentages of amounts and comparison of percentages, including percentage decrease. We will then develop our understanding of statistics, learning about the mean as an average and calculate the mean in different contexts, interpret and draw line graphs and learn how to interpret pie charts and compare data presented in more than one pie chart. In today’s lesson, we will explore percentages and identify a percentage of the whole.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/understand-percentages

Want more practise? Why not log on to Mathletics for more Maths tasks.

English

L.O: To understand how to summarise parts of a text

During this lesson, we are going to be looking at summary questions.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/reading-focus-summary

Foundation

Where are all the people?

In this lesson, we will be starting a new topic all about population! We will consider how many people there are on the planet, how this has changed, and where populations are distributed.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/where-are-all-the-people

Book Talk

Can you see the wind?

Read the following poem about the wind, and the damage it can do. Then answer the comprehension questions below. Don't forget to use your Viper skills!

R.E

The Good Samaritan 

Christians are called to care for others, especially for those most in need.  Jesus explains this very clearly in a parable he told.  A parable is a story which conveys an important meaning or more than one meaning.  In this story from Luke’s Gospel, a lawyer was trying to catch Jesus out with questions.  The final one was, ‘Who is my neighbour?’  Jesus answers this with a story, but the story also has another meaning.  It shows the care and compassion with which we should treat each other.  Notice the care and concern the Samaritan showed to the man who had been mugged.

1. Watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=184&v=osfQg4yKtq8&feature=emb_logo

2. Open the document below and read the scripture - Luke 10: 30-37

3. Answer these questions:

  • What did you think as this parable was being read?
  • Why do you think the Samaritan acted as he did?
  • How do you think the man who was mugged felt?
  • What showed that the Samaritan was doing more than his mere duty towards another person?
  • What does this parable have to say to us today?
  • What do you think ‘mercy’ means?
  • Good deeds are often called ‘acts of mercy’. Why do you think that is?
  • Why are these acts of mercy a particular responsibility for the Christian?

4. Complete the activity attached below: 

  • Create a storyboard/comic strip of this parable.  Include the reasons why the Samaritan acted as he did and what effect it had on the man who was mugged.

Song of the Day!

  • Everyday this week we are going to suggest a song of the day, today we have decided to start with a FUN and up-lifting song.
  • So, give a listen to this song: Happy by Pharrell Williams
  • Would you like to recommend a song of the day?

Friday 26th June 2020

Woohoo it's Friday Year 6!

Today is our LAST day to get on to the Sum Dog website for our Maths Week compeition. Keep up the fabulous work today - I have been watching who has been online. Nearly EVERYONE in Year 6!!! You are ALL helping to contribute to our awesome results. Keep working hard today :)

NATIONAL COCONUT DAY

  • Summer starts on June 26th when National Coconut Day arrives!
  • The coconut offers sweet support for our bodies in several ways.
  • Coconut oil alone falls into the superfood category!
  • It moisturises skin and hair and plays a significant role for our body.
  • We use the whole coconut in many different forms for our body and everyday cooking.
  • From shredded coconut to milk, cream, water, and oil, each provides essential nutrients and flavour.
  • Coconut is rich in fibre, Vitamin B6, iron, and minerals like magnesium and zinc. The oil from coconut moisturizes our skin as well as also helping to keep our skin clear and hair silky, too. It really is amazing!
  • It can be used in the kitchen for baking and cooking with to create a great flavour (especially in curry)
  • It really is delicious and fresh to eat and drink. On a warm day what more could you want?

 

HOW TO OBSERVE #nationalcoconutday

Enjoy the benefits of coconut and share your favourite ways to use coconut.

 

Have a fun-filled weekend,

 

Miss Hulands and Miss Wakley 

Maths

L.O: To know how to convert between units of time

In today’s lesson, we will learn to convert between units of time, look at equivalent times and then solve problems involving time.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/convert-between-units-of-time

Want more practise? Why not log on to Mathletics for more Maths tasks.

English

L.O: To understand how to write a narrative story

During this session, we will be writing a story.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/writing-focus-writing-a-story

Art

Juan Miro and Automatic Drawing

In this lesson, we will learn about automatic drawing and create our own abstract artwork.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/juan-miro-and-automatic-drawing-1459cb

Book Talk

Golden Skies - Recounting Life in World War II

Read Chapter 1 of the following first person narrative, about a family in England who were bombed during World War II. Then answer the comprehension questions below. Don't forget to use your Viper skills!

STEM

Lolly Stick Catapults

Put your pioneering skills to the test by creating a miniature catapult from lolly sticks. Ready, aim, fire!

Watch the video below, then read through the 'Worksheet' slides to find all the information you need to create your own catapult at home! If you don't have lolly sticks, be creative and find other items around the house that you can use instead! Don't forget to think about the 'Reflection' questions at the end.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/lolly-stick-catapults-primary

Riddle of the Day!

  • Catch but don't throw
  • What can you catch but not throw?
  • We will reveal the answer tomorrow.
  • Have you got a riddle you would like to share?
  • Yesterday's answer was: Trouble!

 

 

Thursday 25th June 2020

Good morning Year 6!

I hope you're all having a productive and positive week so far! 

Keep jumping on to the Sum Dog website each day for our Maths Week compeition. We are ABSOLUTELY AMAZED by all the work you have put in over the last few days.

NATIONAL LEON DAY

  • Did you know that National Leon Day marks June 25th as six months away from Christmas day?
  • Leon is Noel spelled backward and is a day some crafters begin planning their homemade gifts and decorations.  
  • It can also be a day for those who miss the winter holidays to have a mini winter celebration in June. (We do this in Australia in the month of July - it called 'Christmas in July'. People dress up in cosy Christmas jumpers and have Christmas dinners together!)

 

HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalLeonDay

Crafters, get your hot glue guns ready! Start planning your ugly sweaters now to beat the crowds! 

 

 

Enjoy your Christmassy Thursday :)

 

Miss Hulands and Miss Wakley

Maths

L.O: To know how to solve problems involving conversion of length

In today’s lesson, we will solve problems involving calculating the area and perimeter of rectilinear shapes, including compound rectilinear shapes, where the conversion of measure is needed.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-solve-problems-involving-conversion-of-length

Want more practise? Why not log on to Mathletics for more Maths tasks.

English

L.O: To understand how to plan a story

In this lesson, we are going to be planning a story.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/writing-focus-planning-a-story

History

Write an essay about the Cold War

In this lesson, we will be completing our essay all about the Cold War. You will need to use all of your knowledge about the hot flashes during the Cold War, and how the USSR collapsed. This is a great chance to consolidate and apply all of the knowledge that you have gained!

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-write-an-essay-about-the-cold-war-3a9006

Book Talk

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

Read the following narrative poem based on A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness and answer the comprehension questions below. Don't forget to use your Viper skills!

PSHE

Starting Secondary School - Making New Friends

Year 6, this will be very useful if you are feeling a bit nervous about friendships when you go off to secondary school. Watch the video below about making new friends.

Malachi and Libby were both worried about making new friends. They talk about the challenges of moving to secondary school without existing friendship groups. Malachi found that joining a sports team was a great way to meet like minded people. Libby shared her concerns with her teacher and was encouraged to be brave and present a project in front of her entire class which helped her grow in confidence.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/znhf7nb

Tips:

  • Join a club or after school activity to meet new people

  • Be yourself and you’ll make friends with people like yourself

  • Smile and be approachable

  • Make an effort to speak to people even of it takes you out of your comfort zone

  • Don’t rush this: the most genuine friends come gradually as you get to know each other, not by trying to be instantly popular

  • You will be seated with different people in different subjects and will have to work together. This is a good opportunity to get to know your classmates and form new friendships.

 

Riddle of the Day!

  • Easy in, Hard out
  • What is easy to get into but hard to get out of?
  • We will reveal the answer tomorrow.
  • Have you got a riddle you would like to share?
  • Yesterday's answer was: A stamp!

Wednesday 24th June 2020

Happy Wednesday Year 6!

Don't forget to be Mathletes this week and log on to Sum Dog to try out the Maths competition. A special mention to Reymart, Asier, Aditi and Nathaniel in Class JL for your AMAZING maths work so far. Keep logging on and working hard Year 6; Miss Wakley and I are checking the Sum Dog website each day and you are making us so proud!

NATIONAL PRALINES DAY 

Another day, another sweet treat! Life is definitely a balance. Moderation in everything.

  • On June 24th, National Pralines Day honours a confection made from nuts (whether in whole pieces or ground) and sugar syrup. Pralines may also refer to any chocolate cookie containing the ground powder of nuts.
  • Did you know around the world, candy makers create their pralines a little differently?
  • Belgian Pralines – contain a hard chocolate shell with a softer, sometimes liquid, filling
  • French Pralines – a combination of almonds and caramelized sugar
  • American Pralines – contain milk or cream and are softer and creamier, resembling fudge

HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalPralinesDay

  • Whether you are a candy maker or not, you can celebrate the day! Or, step away from the kitchen and head to the nearest confectionary.

Have a wonderful Wednesday :)

 

Miss Hulands and Miss Wakley 

Maths

L.O: To be able to convert between standard units of mass

In today’s lesson, we will learn to convert between grams and kilograms and use this to solve problems involving mass.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/convert-between-standard-units-of-mass

Want more practise? Why not log on to Mathletics for more Maths tasks.

English

L.O: To understand the key features of a story

During this lesson, we will be identifying the features of a story.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/writing-focus-identify-the-key-features-ee19d1

Science

Represent the particles in pure substances and mixtures

In this lesson, we are going to look at the differences in the particles of pure and impure substances. We will use water and gold as examples. 

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/represent-the-particles-in-pure-substances-and-mixtures

Book Talk

The Selfish Giant by Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde's beloved tale tells the story of the selfish giant who built a wall around his beautiful garden to keep children out. It was always winter in the garden, for no other season would venture there. Then one morning, a special child brought Spring back, and the giant's heart melted along with the snow.

Read the short fiction text and answer the comprehension questions below. Don't forget to use your Viper skills!

MindUP

Optimism and Perspective Taking

You can do it!

  • Thinking positively is something our brains can learn to do.
  • By repeatedly having positive experiences and thinking positive thoughts, our brains learn to be optimistic.
  • When we are feeling optimistic, we are positive about being able to achieve things, even if we find these things difficult to begin with.

Task:

  • Use your hippocampus to think of a time you learned a new skill, for example learning to tie your shoes or ride a bike. Think about how you learned this new skill. Did it take a lot of effort and practise? Did it get easier the more you practised? What were you thinking and how were you feeling when you were learning the new skill?
  • Now imagine your friend is learning that same skill, but they're struggling to do it. In the speech bubbles (on the document attached), or you can draw your own, write down what you could say to encourage your friend to keep practising so they can learn the new skill.
  • The next time you learn a new skill, you can read your own speech bubbles to help you keep going and stay optimistic if it gets a bit tough.

Riddle of the Day!

  • Always on the move in one spot
  • What travels around the world but stays in one spot?
  • We will reveal the answer tomorrow.
  • Have you got a riddle you would like to share?
  • Yesterday's answer was: Your Age

Tuesday 23rd June 2020

Hello Year 6!

  • EXCITING NEWS!!!!!! As of Monday afternoon, Class JL are coming 9th place out of 1000 schools in London for the Maths Week competition!!!!!! This is a HUGE achievement. BUT we can only maintain this if we all login to the Sum Dog website each day and complete some Maths. Class JK is not far behind, so jump on JK and see if you can climb all the way to the top of the leaderboard.
  • Don't forget to be Mathletes this week and get on to Sum Dog to try out the Maths competition. There is a lot of fun to be had!
  • Today's theme day is PERFECT for this warm and wonderfully sunny week. If you are at school this week please remember to bring a hat and a water bottle and apply suncream.

NATIONAL HYDRATION DAY

  • Today is National Hydration Day, this reminds us to replace fluids lost when it is very hot outside, which is perfect for this week as towards the end of the week the temperature will be hitting 31 degrees!!
  • The human body contains more than 60 percent water and maintaining that balance is a challenge. Doing it during the summer months is a practice that must be consistent.
  • There are ways to help prevent dehydration. Being hydrated before exercising is essential. If you are under-hydrated before you start, it is hard to catch up once the sweating starts.
  • Drink plenty of fluids throughout the day. Fluids can include sports drinks that contain electrolytes (Magnesium, Calcium, Sodium, and Potassium) to replenish the essential minerals the body loses through perspiration.
  • Remember after exercising you will need to continue to replenish fluids.

HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalHydrationDay

  • Whether you are an athlete or not, stay hydrated on these hot summer days. 

Have a really great day!

Miss Hulands and Miss Wakley :) 

 

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Maths

L.O: To be able to calculate the volume of cubes and cuboids

In today’s lesson, we will learn to calculate the volume of cubes and cuboids and then apply this to volume problems.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/volume-of-cubes-and-cuboids

Want more practise? Why not log on to Mathletics for more Maths tasks.

English

L.O: To know how to predict from information given in a text

In this session, we will be looking at prediction questions.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/reading-focus-prediction-1f5f44

Spanish

L.O: To be able to describe what is in your town or city in Spanish

In this lesson we will recap our previous learning, then learn how to say different places in a town or city. 

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-be-able-to-describe-what-there-is-in-your-town-or-city-in-spanish-89c42d

Book Talk

The Beast Within - a murky monstrous mystery

Shadowy goings-on bring a sense of trepidation to a small primary school, when evidence of a wild beast lurking around the school grounds comes to the attention of the superintendent. Is this creature deadly? Why has it come to Hornwood, and what, exactly, does it want?

Read the short fiction text and answer the comprehension questions below. Don't forget to use your Viper skills!

Science

Debate: Are dinosaurs cold blooded or warm blooded?

Questions:

  1. What does warm- blooded and cold-blooded mean?
  2. How do you know which dinosaur is which?
  3. Did you know that warm-blooded animals need to eat about ten times as much food as cold-blooded ones?
  4. Why do some scientists think dinosaurs might be cold-blooded (like modern reptiles)?
  5. Watch this clip and make notes of any new vocabulary and evidence you learn: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdU6qWdF-aI

Robert Bakker:

  • For over two decades, Robert T. Bakker has been the leading proponent of the theory that dinosaurs were warm-blooded, rather than cold-blooded like modern lizards. How else, he argues, could the hearts of sauropods have pumped blood all the way up to their heads?
  • Not all scientists are convinced by Bakker’s theory, but he has sparked a vigorous debate about dinosaur metabolism that will likely persist into the near future.
  1. Scientists cannot decide if dinosaurs were warm-blooded or cold-blooded.
  2. Cold-blooded animals get warm by lying in the sun.
  3. The size of a cold-blooded animal’s body makes a difference to how quickly it cools down.
  4. Many dinosaurs were huge, and being cold-blooded would have been a disadvantage if the climate became colder.
  • Look at the document attached to the main message and choose which activity you would like to do for today's lesson to show an understanding of your learning. Which side of the argument would you like to debate and why? Do you think they are cold-blooded or warm-blooded? Why/ why not? 

A Riddle A Day!

Only Going Up

  • What goes up but never comes back down????????
  • We will reveal the answer tomorrow.
  • Have you got a riddle you would like to share?
  • Yesterday's answer was: A Clock

Monday 22nd June 2020

Good Morning Year 6 :)

We hope you had a fabulous weekend and are ready for a new week of learning. Let's kick it off with our Maths Week competition! Jump on to the Sum Dog website today and help your class try to win some prizes. You should have received your log-in details over the phone last week, from Miss Wakley or I. If you don't have them, ask an adult to call the school and we will pass them on!

Go to the website below to start the MATH FUN!

Maths Week Competition

  • DON'T FORGET! IT STARTS TODAY!
  • Log on to the Sum Dog website https://www.sumdog.com/user/sign_in and enter your log-in details. 
  • The competiton will take place from Monday 22nd June- Friday 26th June. 
  • Help your class by logging on each day this week. We will be competing against lots of other primary schools in London.
  • There are lots of prizes to be won

Have a wonderful day,

Miss Hulands and Miss Wakley

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Maths

L.O: To be able to calculate problems with units of area

In today’s lesson, we will be investigating the relationship between square millimetres, centimetres and metres, then apply this understanding to calculating area.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/problems-with-units-of-area

Want more practise? Why not log on to Mathletics for more Maths tasks.

English

L.O: To know how to compare information in a text

During this lesson, we are going to be looking at comparison questions.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/reading-focus-comparison-a3113e

History

L.O: To know how to write an essay about the Cold War

In this lesson, we will be writing an essay all about the Cold War. You will need to use all of your knowledge about the differing ideologies of the United States and the USSR. This is a great chance to consolidate and apply all of the knowledge that you have gained!

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-write-an-essay-about-the-cold-war

Book Talk

The Crime Solvers

Read the short fiction text and answer the comprehension questions below. Don't forget to use your Viper skills!

R.E

Jesus Gives Sight to a Blind Man

We are carrying on with our topic of 'Healing' this week. From the very beginning of Jesus’ ministry, he was concerned with the sick and needy.  He never turned anyone away even when he was tired and weary.  In Jesus’ day, there were many sick people and they often had to survive by begging at the roadside.  

Your Task:

1. Open the Word document attached to the main message and read Luke 18:35-43. This story from Luke illustrates Jesus’ compassion.

2. Think about and answer these questions:

  • Why do you think Jesus was so concerned with the sick and needy?
  • Why do you think the people scolded the blind man?
  • How do you think the blind man felt?
  • What do you think was the significance of the title the blind man gave to Jesus, ‘Jesus! Son of David!’ What did it show about his faith?
  • What was Jesus’ attitude to the blind man?
  • What do you think Jesus meant when he said, ‘Your faith has made you well’?
  • What do you think of the attitude of the people once they saw Jesus’ healing power?
  • How do you think the blind man felt when he could see?

3. Write a newspaper report

Use the template attached to the main message to help you! You are a journalist for the Jericho Times newspaper. Write a newspaper report about the incident. Don’t forget the 5 W’s – who, what, when, where, why. Explain who people believe Jesus is and what ideas and experiences people have of him. Include quotes from bystanders describing how witnessing this healing act affected their faith.

Riddle of the Day!

These Hands Can’t Clap!

  • What has hands but doesn’t clap?
  • We will reveal the answer tomorrow.
  • Have you got a riddle you would like to share?

Friday 19th June 2020

Happy Fri-yay Year 6 :)

Hip hip hooray for the weekend! Please read below for some VERY exciting Maths news.

Maths Week

  • St Mary of the Angels will be taking part in a 'Maths Week London' competition. We will be competing against lots of other primary schools in London. The competiton will take place from Monday 22nd June- Friday 26th June. Every child in Years 1-6 can take part and there are lots of prizes to be won!
  • This week, we have been calling you with your log-in details. You must go to the Sum Dog website https://www.sumdog.com/user/sign_in and enter your log-in details.
  • Each pupil will need to log in and answer some maths questions every day next week to win prizes!

Have a great weekend!

Miss Hulands and Miss Wakley

Maths

L.O: To be able to calculate the area of parallelograms and triangles

In today’s lesson, we will use formulae to calculate the area of a triangle and parallelogram.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-calculate-the-area-of-parallelograms-and-triangles

Want more practise? Why not log on to Mathletics for more Maths tasks.

English

L.O: To know how to describe a character

During this session, we will be writing a character description.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/writing-focus-describing-a-character

Foundation

The Circle Challenge

How many circular objects can you think of? You will use your imagination and creativity to beat this challenge!

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/the-circle-challenge-f2c8c2

Book Talk

The Alchemist's Letter

This week you are going to complete an activity each day based on a short film clip called 'The Alchemist's Letter'.

1. Watch the clip again here: https://www.literacyshed.com/the-alchemists-letter.html

2. Complete the activity attached below

3. Extra challenge: 

Re-watch the clip and write a description of the machinery at work. Then draw it!

 

PSHE

The size of secondary schools

Getting lost is one of the main concerns when you start a new secondary school. Watch the video below to hear secondary school students talk about how they got used to the size of their new school and offer tips on finding your way round.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zbq6kmn

Tips:

  • Always have your timetable with you so you know where you are supposed to be next

  • Don’t be afraid to ask for help if you are lost

  • You’ll get lots of practical help: a visiting day before you start at the new school; being shown around the school; a map of the school in your planner; people showing you the way and the routines

  • You will be given a buddy to help you, probably from the class above – feel free to ask them lots of questions, they’ll remember exactly how you feel!

  • Don’t expect to remember it all at once, or to know everything on the first day

Fascinating Fact of the Day!

  • Did you know that there are 2,000 thunderstorms on Earth every minute? 
  • We challenge you to find a fascinating fact of the day to share.

Thursday 18th June 2020

Good Morning Year 6,

Can you believe another week has passed.What have you enjoyed so far? What have you been missing? 

We would like you down write three things that you would like to do when lockdown ends. (Get my hair cut is top of the list!!)

NATIONAL NURSE ASSISTANTS’ DAY

  • Today is when we recognise all nursing assistants who have dedicated their lives to the well-being of others.
  • Nursing assistants work in hospitals and nursing homes performing everyday living tasks for the elderly and chronically ill. 
  • Nursing Assistants also play a host of roles in the lives of residents in nursing homes, hospitals, and long-term care facilities.
  • They assist people to remain independently in their own home for as long as possible.
  • They provide essential support for patient needs, including promoting mental, physical, emotional and social well-being.
  • THANK YOU to these amazing and caring people!

HOW TO OBSERVE #CareerNurseAssistantsDay

Take time to thank them for the care they provide by leaving them a thank you note. There are also other ways to express your appreciation, such as;

  • Making homemade cookies or other treats
  • Painting them a picture
  • Saying thank you
  • Spreading the kindness they give to everyone

Have a wonderful day!

Miss Hulands and Miss Wakley :)

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Maths

L.O: To be able to solve problems involving conversion of length

  • In today’s lesson, we will solve problems involving calculating the area and perimeter of rectilinear shapes, including compound rectilinear shapes, where the conversion of measure is needed

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-solve-problems-involving-conversion-of-length

Want more practise? Why not log on to Mathletics for more Maths tasks.

English

L.O: To know how to use colons and semi-colons

  • In this lesson, we are going to be using colons and semi-colons.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/writing-focus-using-colons-and-semi-colons/

History

Why did the USSR and communism collapse in Eastern Europe?

  • In this lesson, we will learn about how the USSR gradually collapsed.
  • This will include studying the Soviet-Afghanistan War, as well as the last leader of the USSR, Mikhail Gorbachev, and the reforms that he brought in.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/why-did-the-ussr-and-communism-collapse-in-eastern-europe/

Booktalk

The Alchemist's Letter

This week you are going to complete an activity each day based on a short film clip called 'The Alchemist's Letter'.

1. Watch the clip again here: https://www.literacyshed.com/the-alchemists-letter.html

2. Complete the activity attached below

3. Extra challenge: Answer these questions:

Watch the end of the film:

Why doesn’t Veridion take any of the coins with him? 

Does he take anything with him?  

Why has the laughter been included in the closing credits? What does it show?

Why not try this fun activity? Create a time capsule of your favourite recent memories.

Pop Art

Andy Warhol

  • Andy Warhol was part of the pop art movement. He was born Andrew Warhola in 1928 in Pennsylvania. His parents were from a part of Europe that is now part of Slovakia. They moved to New York in the 1920s.
  • His first job was illustrating adverts in fashion magazines. Now is he known as one of the most influential artists who ever lived!
  • He is famous for exploring popular culture in his work. Popular culture is anything from Coca Cola to pop stars to the clothes people like to wear.
  • Pop art is all about making art by inspired by things from popular culture.
  • Warhol liked to use bright colours and silk screening techniques. He liked using screen printing to mass-produce artworks based on photographs of celebrities.
  • Warhol liked making prints because it meant he could create multiples of the same image. Screen-printing is a printing process that can create lots of artworks that look the same.
  • Sometimes Warhol would switch colours around and present a group of prints with contrasting colours together.

Task:

  1. Read through the presentation attached to the main message above- all about Andy Warhol.
  2. Complete a piece of artwork with a repeating pattern, it can be something from pop culture or an original idea. If you are unsure what pattern to repeat have a look at the other attachment on this message.
  3. You can paint or colour it- think BRIGHT and FUN colours!

Fascinating Fact of the Day!

  • Did you know that an ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain?
  • We challenge you to find a fascinating fact of the day to share.

Wednesday 17th June 2020

Happy Wednesday Year 6!

How's your week going? We have been busy working at school and miss you all so much! 

MINDUP

Please scroll down and try the MindUp activities today. It is all about being optimistic and having a positive attitude. It has been a strange (and sometimes hard) few months for us all, and even though we have had some sad moments, you have all done an AMAZING job being positive and grateful for what you have. Keep up the great work!!!

NATIONAL EAT YOUR VEGETABLES DAY

  • This celebration is one more opportunity to remind everyone to continue to eat a healthy diet. I didn’t make this one up, I promise!!
  • As you know, vegetables are an essential part of a healthy lifestyle- they give you energy and help protect you against diseases. How many do you think you should have a day?
  • As part of the main meal or as a snack, vegetables can be enjoyed in a variety of ways. I love snacking on hummus with carrots and cucumber. I also love an apple as a snack. What is your favourite fruit or vegetable snack?
  • Each vegetable has its own nutritional content though generally, they contain a little protein or fat and varying proportions of vitamins such as Vitamin A, Vitamin K and Vitamin B6, provitamins, dietary minerals, and carbohydrates.
  • Did you know that the essential nutrients  vegetables contain ensure that your skin and hair stay healthy?
  • Fruit and vegetables really do give you super-powers!

HOW TO OBSERVE #EatYourVegetablesDay

  • Make sure you consume your recommended daily allowance of vegetables.  
  • Why not make a delicious and nutritious lunch or dinner today?

FREE Broadcast

 

Don't miss out on a FREE recording of the classic 'Beauty and the Beasthttps://www.cft.org.uk/beauty-and-the-beast-broadcast ENJOY!

Have FUN :) 

Miss Hulands and Miss Wakley

Maths

L.O: To be able to convert between standard units of length

  • In today’s lesson, we will convert between standard units of length - millimetres, centimetres, metres and kilometres.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-convert-between-standard-units-of-length/

Want more practise? Why not log on to Mathletics for more Maths tasks.

English

L.O: To be able to identify the key features of an effective character description

  • During this lesson, we will be identifying the features of an effective character description.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/writing-focus-identify-the-key-features/

Foundation- Science

Represent the particles in solids, liquids and gases

  • In this lesson, we will learn about particles!
  • We are going to learn how the particles in each state of matter behave and how this leads to the properties of solids, liquids and gases.
  • For this lesson, you will need a piece of paper and a pencil.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/represent-the-particles-in-solids-liquids-and-gases/

Booktalk

The Alchemist's Letter

This week you are going to complete an activity each day based on a short film clip called 'The Alchemist's Letter'.

1. Watch the clip again here: https://www.literacyshed.com/the-alchemists-letter.html

2. Complete the activity attached below

3. Extra challenge: Answer these questions:

Why was Veridion abandoned?

Why might his father think Veridion will abandon his daughter?

What is the narrator’s name?

What has created the gold watch?

Why do you think machine has exploded?

Do you think Nicholas ever succeeded in creating gold?

MindUP!

Optimism and Perspective Taking

It's all about attitude!

  • Optimism is a feeling or belief that good things will happen. Perspective taking is the ability to look beyond your own point of view, so that you can consider how someone else may think or feel about something. To do this successfully, you must have some understanding of others' thoughts, feelings, motivations, and intentions.
  • Atttitude is the way you think and feel about someone or something, it is a feeling or way of thinking that affects your behaviour. You are charge of this. 
  1. Watch the TRUE story of three little pigs by A.Wolf: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vB07RfntTvw 
  2. What do you think is the message from this story?
  3. Complete the activites suggested in the attachment- these focus on having a positive perspective, looking at all the good things there are in your life and feeling grateful for all that you have. 

Fascinating Fact of the Day!

  • Did you know that the footprints on the moon will be there for 100 million years?
  • We challenge you to find a fascinating fact of the day to share.

Tuesday 16th June 2020

Good Morning Year 6,

We hope you had a great Monday! Today we would like to encourage you to have some fun movement breaks in between your learning, to keep your body and mind healthy. Maybe you could ask an adult or sibling in your house to join in with the yoga video below?

COSMIC YOGA

Try this kids yoga brain break. It is a fun way to yoga-move, sing and change the energy!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=38oQkm1MQjI

NATIONAL FUDGE DAY

  • National Fudge Day comes around each year on June 16th allowing you to indulge in your favourite flavour of this delicious confectionary. Did you know that some of the most familiar fudge flavours are chocolate, chocolate nut, peanut butter, maple, and maple nut? What is your favourite flavour?
  • Fudge lends itself to experimentation when it comes to flavours. Blending favourites to create new delicious kinds of fudge is something fudge shops love to do. What new fudge would you create if you could? Why not add bits of candy, nuts or sprinkles?
  • There are other fudge days throughout the year; May 12th is a celebration of nutty fudges and on November 20th it is peanut butter fudge day. Isn’t it fun having days donated to fudge!

HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalFudgeDay

  • Pick up some fudge at your local store and share it with family and friends OR make some at home!

Have a terrific Tuesday!

Miss Hulands and Miss Wakley :) 

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Maths

L.O: To use, read and write standard units of length, mass and volume

  • In today’s lesson, we will learn to select and estimate the correct unit of measure and read scales measuring length, mass and volume.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-use-read-and-write-standard-units-of-length-mass-and-volume/

  • Want more practise? Why not log on to Mathletics for more Maths tasks.

English

Reading focus: Prediction

  • This week we are learning to write: Character Descriptions.
  • In this session, we will be looking at prediction questions.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/reading-focus-prediction/

Spanish

L.O: To be able to describe the weather in Spanish

In this lesson, we will recap our previous learning, then we will be learning how to describe different types of weather in Spanish.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-be-able-to-describe-the-weather-in-spanish-0ab4ac

Booktalk

The Alchemist's Letter

This week you are going to complete an activity each day based on a short film clip called 'The Alchemist's Letter'.

1. Watch the clip again here: https://www.literacyshed.com/the-alchemists-letter.html

2. Complete the activity attached below

3. Extra challenge: Answer these questions:

Why do you think Veridion’s mother died alone?

What does the narrator mean when he says, “because of the creature I was becoming?”

We see a visual metaphor of the minotaur. Does the author actually mean he was physically changing? 

Who is sat under the tree with the pink leaves?

What do you think he is thinking before he throws the watch?

Why does he throw the watch away?

Science

Omnivore, Carnivore, Herbivore

  1. What do you know about dinosaurs so far? Can you name some different types? 
  2. Today we are going to look at how we can discover whether dinosaurs were omnivores, carnivores or herbivores. Have a think if you already know what these terms mean. How could we discover this information from dinosaurs?
  3. You need to go through the presentation attached to the main message. Take notes as you go through it, as it will help you with the task.
  4. Have a go at the sorting activity suggested at the end. You can either draw a venn diagram into your books and draw or label the dinosaurs or you can print the activity. 
  5. Extension/ challenge: Watch this clip all about myths surrounding dinosaurs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G3gXWDYpLAE Did anything surprise you?
  6. Feeling creative? Why not design your own Top Trump Cards for dinosaurs (you can use the attachment and the dinosaur facts information cards to help you) What skills could they have? Will they be super strong?

Fascinating Fact of the Day!

  • Did you know the strawberry is the only fruit that bears seeds on the outside?
  • We challenge you to find a fascinating fact of the day to share!

Monday 15th June 2020

Good Morning Year 6!

We hope you have had a lovely weekend :) I am missing you all, but looking forward to another week of learning together. Today we are going to find reasons to SMILE. Some days you have to look harder, but there is ALWAYS a reason to smile and be grateful. I'm going to tell you 3 things that made me smile this weekend:

1. On my morning walk I saw people riding horses right past me; it was SO lovely to see these beautiful creatures close up!

2. A friend sent me a message checking in on me and asking how my day was. It shows she cares about me :)

3. I had some ice cream in the sunshine. It was glorious!

What 3 things made you smile this weekend?

NATIONAL SMILE POWER DAY

On June 15th each year, National Smile Power Day shares one powerful expression.  

  • When you smile at someone, you are telling him or her that they are valued and worth the smile that you just gave them.
  • Smiles are morale boosters and confidence builders.
  • Research has proven that smiling really does increase likability between humans.
  • Smiling creates greater trust.
  • Smiling at someone can help them to relax and relieve their stress while at the same time, it will make you feel good too!
  • Even if you do not feel like it, smiling will lift your mood and can make you a happier person.

HOW TO OBSERVE #SmilePowerDay

  • Challenge yourself to smile more often today. 
  • Are you having trouble smiling? Try these tips to help you smile more:
  • Think of a few happy moments that automatically cause you to smile.You know, those moments where you belly laughed until your stomach hurts or a time when you were so pleased with yourself your face hurt from smiling. Keep those memories handy and use them to help you smile more often.
  • Save a couple of short jokes that are just so silly you can’t help but smile. Tell them to others, too. 
  • Make a list of the things you’re grateful for. Which ones make you smile? Keep the list handy and refer to it often. Add to it and feel your smiles add up. 

 

Have a magnificent Monday! 

Miss Hulands and Miss Wakley :)

Maths

L.O: To generate and describe linear number sequences

  • In this unit, you will explore measures, including applying your understanding of decimal numbers up to 3 decimal places.
  • You will convert metric measures of length, mass and capacity, then apply this understanding when calculating the area and perimeter of rectilinear figures and the area of parallelograms and triangles and the volume of cubes and cuboids.
  • You will also solve problems relating to time including converting between units of time.
  • In today’s lesson, we will represent decimals using dienes blocks, find the term to term rule in a sequence and then represent sequences on a number line.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-generate-and-describe-linear-number-sequences/

Want more practise? Why not log on to Mathletics for more Maths tasks.

English

Reading focus: Comparison

  • This week we are learning to write: Character Descriptions
  • During this lesson, we are going to be looking at comparison questions.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/reading-focus-comparison/

Foundation (History)

How successful was the policy of peaceful co-existence?

In this lesson, we will learn about some of the 'hot flashes' during the Cold War, including the Korean War, the Cuban Missile Crisis and the war in Vietnam.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/how-successful-was-the-policy-of-peaceful-co-existence/

Booktalk 

The Alchemist's Letter

This week you are going to complete an activity each day based on a short film clip called 'The Alchemist's Letter'.

1. Watch the clip here: https://www.literacyshed.com/the-alchemists-letter.html

2. Complete the activity attached below

3. Extra challenge: Answer these questions:

What do Alchemist’s do? (find a dictionary definition)

When is the story set? How do we know?

What is the man’s name?

What is the relationship between the narrator and the man we can see?

What do you think the narrators most precious memories could be? What does the word precious mean?

R.E.

Healing

Today we are starting a NEW R.E topic - Healing.

Children and adults can become sick and need care. During this topic we will look at how Jesus cared for the sick and needy. We will also learn about one of the seven sacraments in the Catholic Church - the anointing of the sick. It is intended to strengthen those who are ill.

The sacrament of anointing of the sick is given to those who are seriously ill by anointing them on the forehead and hands with duly-blessed oil – pressed from olives or from other plants – saying, only once:  ‘Through this holy anointing may the Lord in his love and mercy help you with the grace of the Holy Spirit.  May the Lord who frees you from sin save you and raise you up.’

1. Today we will begin by thinking about a few questions:

  1. What has been your experience of illness and who or what helped you most?
  2. What do you think sick people need most?
  3. Who helps those who are sick or in need of care?
  4. What qualities and skills are required to look after someone who is sick?
  5. How do you think you can show compassion and care for those who are ill?

2. Your Task

  • Design a CARER SUPERHERO (nurse, doctor or volunteer) in a hospital.  What qualities do you think are needed to look after someone who is sick?  What beliefs and values would be important?  What could they offer, etc? Use the sheet below to help you design your superhero.

Fascinating Fact of the day!

  • Did you know: some tornadoes can be faster than Formula One race cars?!
  • Can you find a fascinating fact of the day to share?

Friday 12th June 2020

Happy Friday Year 6!

Another week has past us by during lockdown. We hope you are managing to get a good balance of work and fun at home and most importantly look after your mental and physical health. 

NATIONAL BEST FRIENDS DAY

  • On Monday the 8th June 2020 it was National Best Friends Day. This day honours that one special person you call your “best friend”. This day is a time to show them how much you appreciate them, how special and important they are to you and how you cherish their friendship.
  • Life wouldn’t be the same without best friends. They’re the friends that can be counted on to be there at a moment’s notice. The ones who love, laugh, support, and cherish – in both good and bad times.

What does friendship mean to you?

Friendships are an indestructible bond that join many people together in beautiful ways. Celebrating best friends day is just one of the ways you can acknowledge your awesome sidekick and show them how much you love them. Take a moment right now to think about that one important person who is there by your side no matter what. They are the ones you always want to share secrets with them, share food with, that you would stay up all night talking to. Who is that person to you?

You have a variety of activities that you can do today to celebrate this special occasion. Scroll down to find more.

Have a great weekend,

Miss Hulands and Miss Wakley :)

Maths

Friday: Fractions - To solve fraction problems with the four operations

In today’s lesson, we will revise calculating with fractions using the four operations and then apply this to word problems

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/fractions-to-solve-fraction-problems-with-the-four-operations

Want more practise? Why not log on to Mathletics for more Maths tasks.

English

This week we are learning to write a Letter of Complaint.

Friday: Letter of complaint - Write your own

During this session, you will write your own letter of complaint using the key features and a range of clause structures.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/letter-of-complaint-write-your-own

Music

Exploring emotions in music

In today's lesson we are discussing different colours in music and how different pieces of music can make us feel different emotions.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/exploring-emotions-in-music-7353de

Booktalk

Book Scavenger Hunt

Today we would like you to look through all the books in your house and see if you can find everything on the 'Book Scavenger Hunt' checklist below! Be book detectives and go on a hunt!

Don't forget to read your own choice of book today too :)

Art

Ocean Art

  1. Think about ocean animals- get creative!
  2. Draw your favourite under the sea animal on a piece of white paper or card. What will you have in the background?
  3. You can paint or use crayons to colour them in- is there anything else you might need?
  4. Think about the colours you might use and how you might make them standard out. 
  5. If you are struggling you can use the templates provided.
  6. If you are feeling brave, have a go at drawing them yourself. 

National Best Friend Day

  1. First of all we would like you to complete the document attached to describe the qualities of a good friend. Have a think about what is important to you in friendship. How do you ensure you are a good friend back?
  2. Write a letter to your best friend describing your favourite time spent together and what you miss about seeing them.
  3. Extra challenge- make a list of A-Z describing all the lovely things about your best friend. e.g. A-Amazing, B-Beautiful, C-Caring. 

Thursday 11th June 2020

Good Morning Year 6,

Can you believe it is already Thursday? We hope you got moving yesterday and had some fun with Pentecost.

We miss having you in school but we want you to know that we are always there for you if you need us. Our phone calls every week bring us such joy! This is just a reminder that you are amazing.

National Making Life Beautiful Day

Today is Making Life Beautiful day. It is a celebration of creating beauty by helping others building success, building positive relationships with friends and communicating effectively. It focuses on making life beautiful for yourself and others around you as your actions can affect them. 

As we know beauty comes in many forms; kind words, actions and thoughts. You can choose to support and lift others up by the actions and decisions you choose to make. 

Empower others to be the best person they can be!

These are just some things you can do today:

  • Choose joy
  • Love others
  • Appreciate the little things in life
  • Unplug and spend time in nature
  • Cook up some smiles
  • Help someone achieve a personal goal
  • Donate time to a worthy cause
  • Step outside your comfort zone

Have a beautiful and empowering day!

Miss Hulands and Miss Wakley :)

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Maths

Thursday: Fractions -To multiply and divide with improper fractions

In today’s lesson, we will learn strategies for multiplying and dividing with mixed numbers and improper fractions.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/fractions-to-multiply-and-divide-with-improper-fractions

Want more practise? Why not log on to Mathletics for more Maths tasks.

English

This week we are learning to write a Letter of Complaint.

Thursday: Letter of complaint - Clause structures

In this lesson, we will understand and use a range of clause structures.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/letter-of-complaint-clause-structures

History

Why did the USA and the USSR enter a cold war?

In today's lesson, we will learn about the power vacuum that was left in central Europe following the defeat of Germany in the Second World War. We will learn how two competing ideologies, capitalism and communism, competed for influence across Europe and the rest of the world.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/why-did-the-usa-and-the-ussr-enter-a-cold-war

Book Talk

Book Scavenger Hunt

Today we would like you to look through all the books in your house and see if you can find everything on the 'Book Scavenger Hunt' checklist below! Be book detectives and go on a hunt!

Don't forget to read your own choice of book today too :)

Secondary School Transition

Top Tips for Surviving Secondary School

Secondary school is approaching fast Year 6! We want you to feel prepared and ready for September. You are all amazing and will love the new and exciting challenges of secondary school.

Task 1: Watch the video below. What is life like in the first year at secondary school? Follow Alfie through a typical day in Year 7 from when he gets up to what happens in class and what he gets up to after school.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zmgkf4j

 

Task 2: Read the top tips below. Can you think of any other tips to succeed and get ready for secondary school? Then, create an inspirational poster or brochure full of practical advice for your friends. Can you take a photo and share it with your friends online? Or send it to us on j2write or through the school email?

Science

How did the dinosaurs become extinct?

History:

Scientists cannot agree why dinosaurs died out when other animals like frogs, crocodiles and some mammals survived whatever happened. Over the time that dinosaurs lived, different species became extinct, with no species lasting more than 2 million years.

Discussion:

  1. Why did the dinosaurs die out? Have a think of the reasons this could have happened.
  2. Any theory needs to have scientific evidence. What evidence could be gathered?
  3. Luis Alvarez proposed the meteor theory. Extra challenge- research and find out about this theory.
  4. Watch the end of the Cretaceous period clip: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00b9t5h

Main activity:

  • Scientists cannot agree on why dinosaurs became extinct. You need to choose two of the different theories below for the extinction of dinosaurs, and research the evidence that supports that particular theory:
  1. A massive asteroid/meteor hit the Earth.
  2. The climate changed and over-heated.
  3. The climate changed and went into an ice age.
  4. Disease wiped them out.
  5. There was a huge number of volcanic eruptions.
  6. Dinosaurs were too big to compete with other animals.
  • Top tips for research:
  • You need to use ‘skimming and scanning’ while you are researching, and be aware of fact versus opinion.
  • You need to discuss which theory you think is the most likely theory and why.
  • How do we know which evidence is important? Be careful where you get the information. Use the websites provided below to help you.
  • You need to present your research as a PowerPoint presentation.
  • Please see the document attached to the main message for further information

Wednesday 10th June 2020

Good Morning Year 6!

What has been your favourite activity that you have completed this week? This is your midweek reminder to enjoy the little things in life. 

Religion

Today will be our last lesson on Pentecost, so we have provided some fun activities for you to choose to demonstrate your learning. There is lots to choose from, so get creative!

Also, don't forget to look at the Wednesday Word today. 

We like to move it!

Regular exercise has lots of health benefitsIt improves fitness, increases concentration, and helps build a stronger heart, bones and healthier muscles. Also, you can do it with your friends and family and laugh and smile at the same time. So, lets have some fun getting active, check out the youtube channel that we have found and put in the message below. If Star wars is not something that interests you, have a look at the other workouts they have to offer. 

Miss Wakley and I will give it a go too!

Happy hump day, 

Miss Hulands and Miss Wakley :) 

Maths

Wednesday: Fractions -To divide a proper fraction by an integer

In today’s lesson, we will connect fractions and division before learning the procedure for dividing a fraction by an integer.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/fractions-to-divide-a-proper-fraction-by-an-integer

Want more practise? Why not log on to Mathletics for more Maths tasks. 

English

This week we are learning to write a Letter of Complaint.

Wednesday: Letter of complaint - Identifying the features

During this session, we will read an example letter of complaint and identify key structural and grammatical features

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/letter-of-complaint-identifying-the-features

Science

What impact are humans likely to have on life in the future?

In today's lesson, we will learn about some of the impacts that humans have on life on this planet. We will look at pollution, global warming, hunting and deforestation. We will learn what happened to the dodo bird and about some amazing organisations that are working hard to ensure that other species do not become extinct.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/what-impact-are-humans-likely-to-have-on-life-in-the-future

Book Talk

Rosalind Franklin and Francis Crick 

Read the biography about two British scientists named Francis Crick and Rosalind Franklin. They did important work around the structure of our DNA.

Their hard work and the discoveries of scientists before them have made it possible for scientists to detect and treat diseases in babies before they are even born; to identify the age and origins of ancient human beings and for police forces to determine if somebody is innocent or guilty of a crime.

Then have a go answering the VIPERS questions!

R.E

We have come to the end of our R.E unit on Pentecost. Today we would like you to choose some of the fun activities below to demonstrate your knowledge about Pentecost and the Holy Spirit.

Be creative and have fun!

We like to move it!

STAR WARS 'Use The Force' TABATA Kids Workout

  • ‘THE FORCE WILL BE WITH YOU...ALWAYS!!’… Thats Right Jedi’s! It’s time to train along with another Star Wars workout!
  • This time you are at the rebel base at 'Yavin 4', practising your force skills to become a stronger more gifted Jedi.
  • Click play and follow along with one of our Jedi masters, and of course, make sure to use THE FORCE! :)
  • You have 8 ROUNDS of 20secs work and 10secs rest between each round. Try to perform this workout 2-3 times this week and Get yourself ready to take on THE EMPIRE :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNTTMeduOw0&list=PLvuT1Bjs2VSF0Yqahj8VAKBwyYFnLJIDa

Tuesday 9th June 2020

Good morning Year 6,

Did you have fun learning about the ocean yesterday? What did you find out? If you'd like to, send some of your work to us; we'd love to see what you have been up to!

Happy Empathy Day

Today is Empathy Day in the U.K! Year 6 have a think - what is empathy and why is it important? Empathy is the ability to understand how someone else is feeling or to understand the situation they are in. It is the ability to “put yourself in someone else’s shoes” and to understand the way a situation might make them feel.

Empathy is really important for how we get along with people. Whether you can be a good friend, get hired for a job, be successful with a team of others… all of those things depend on being able to understand how other people might see a situation and how they are feeling. Empathy is at the root of all healthy relationships. It helps you know how your actions affect others, what actions you need to take to be a good friend or teammate, and it helps you understand more about the people and the world around you.

Watch this video to help understand empathy even more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Itp21tly8nM

Today we would love you to learn about empathy. The Empathy Lab is an organisation that uses reading to build real-life empathy skills. They believe that empathy is a beacon of hope in a divided world.

Their message:

'On 9th June, we'll be hosting Empathy Day to help everyone understand and experience the power of empathy through books. Scientists say that we can train our brain with stories, as the more we empathise with characters, the more we can understand other people's feelings.'

'Throughout the day, we'll be running brilliant online events and fun home-based activities to help children read, connect and act using empathy. Authors, illustrators, schools, libraries, and families across the UK will be taking part and we'd love for you to join in!'

https://www.empathylab.uk/empathy-day-20204bde2d62

Have a great day!

Miss Hulands and Miss Wakley 

File icon: docx Lesson 2 [docx 643KB] Click to download
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File icon: pdf What can you do to show empathy activity [pdf 230KB] Click to download

Maths

Tuesday: Fractions-To multiply pairs of proper fractions

In today’s lesson, we will learn the procedure for multiplying fractions and express the products in their simplest form or as a mixed number.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/fractions-to-multiply-pairs-of-proper-fractions

Want more practise? Why not log on to Mathletics for more Maths tasks. 

 

English

This week we are learning to write a Letter of Complaint.

Tuesday: Letter of complaint- Reading focus

In this lesson, we will make inferences and support them using evidence from the text.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/letter-of-complaint-reading-focus-b88239

Spanish

L.O: To know how to say where you live in Spanish

In this lesson, we will recap our previous learning in Spanish and then learn how to answer the question ¿Dónde vives? and saying where we live in Spanish. For this lesson you will need a pen and pencil and some paper, as well as another person or a cuddly toy to have a conversation with!

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/saying-where-you-live-in-spanish-f125c9

Booktalk

Diary from The Beagle 

Read the diary entry by Charles Darwin.

Then have a go answering the VIPERS questions!

Science

Dinosaur footprints

Did you know?

Dinosaur footprints help identify how heavy dinosaurs were, how tall they were (from stride length) and how they moved. One of the problems with dinosaur footprints is you never know which dinosaur made which footprint!

Finding out about different dinosaurs:

  1. Look at the different types of dinosaurs that there were: https://www.sciencekids.co.nz/sciencefacts/dinosaurs/types.html
  2. Pick five different dinosaurs and find out two or three interesting facts about them, including when they were alive.
  3. Finally, write down this information on post-it notes and create an information leaflet about these five different dinosaurs.
  • Main learning (Please see the attached document on the main message for more information):
  1. Look at the dinosaur prints provided.
  2. What do you think you could find out from the prints?
  3. Footprints are a trace fossil because they were created when the animal was still alive. Watch this clip to find out more: www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00bkqxv
  4. Task: You are going to find out what types of dinosaur habitats there were during the different periods and create a timeline.
  5. Use these websites to help you:

https://www.factmonster.com/dk/encyclopedia/science/dinosaur-habitats

http://prehlife.weebly.com/habitat.html

Empathy

Empathy is so important because it helps us understand how others are feeling so we can respond appropriately to a situation. Empathy is the ability to identify with them and sense what they're experiencing. 

1.Watch this clip, 'A wise lesson in empathy'- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYH0D52fXe8

Think about what it is teaching us. Why is empathy so important?

2. Read: what is Empathy and how do we show it (attached to main message)

3. Complete: what can you do to show Empathy activity (attached to main message)

Monday 8th June 2020

Welcome to a new week Year 6!

How was your weekend? I hope you did some fun and relaxing activities that you enjoyed. I bought some new plants that I will bring in to school, and I also made sushi for the first time on Sunday (it was delicious). A new skill!!!

Today is a special day; it is World Oceans Day.  To celebrate you can visit this website and dip your feet into many different activities. Find the line-up here:  https://worldoceanday.school/

HAPPY WORLD OCEANS DAY

World Oceans Day, on June 8, is all about protecting the ocean. A healthy planet needs a healthy ocean, but our waters face huge risks from overfishing, climate change, and plastic pollution.

This has been taken from the World Ocean Day website:

On Monday 8th June we are bringing the wonder of the ocean from the deep blue to wherever you are. Our interactive line up of ocean advocates will unfold right here with live ocean films, science lessons, music performances, yoga, breath-work, story-telling and so much more. Dress up in blue for the day to get in the mood for the festival.  

What an exciting day, we hope you enjoy!

Miss Hulands and Miss Wakley 

Maths

Monday: Fractions - to represent multiplication with proper fractions

In this unit, you will build on your conceptual understanding of calculating with fractions, focusing on multiplication (of two proper fractions) and division (of a common fraction by an integer). In today’s lesson, we will represent multiplication of a fraction and integer, reason about multiplication and seek patterns.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-6/maths/fractions-to-represent-multiplication-with-proper-fractions-year-6-wk6-1

Want more practise? Why not log on to Mathletics for more Maths tasks. 

English

This week we are learning to write a Letter of Complaint.

Monday: Letter of complaint - reading focus

During this session, we are going to answer fact retrieval questions.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-6/english/letter-of-complaint-reading-focus-year-6-wk6-1

History

How did the Second World War end?

In today's lesson, we will learn about the events that led to ending the Second World War. This will include looking at the Battle of Britain, the Pearl Harbour attacks, the D-Day landings, Stalingrad, and the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-6/foundation/how-did-the-second-world-war-end-year-6-wk6-1

Book Talk

Robyn Hood 

Read the narrative (a 'switched-up fairytale') of Robyn Hood.

Then have a go answering the VIPERS questions!

R.E

Your Perfect World

How does the power of the Holy Spirit help Christians today? The Pentecost story continues in the Church today. Each year, Christians remember and celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit on the first Pentecost day, which marks the beginning of the Church. Jesus Christ now lives in and acts through the Church.

The changing and transforming power of the Spirit is at work in God’s family, who ask for the gifts of the Spirit. They pray that they will be changed and transformed by the energy and power it gives them so that they may bring the fruits which are peace, joy, love and forgiveness to others as witnesses of the love of God.

Your Task: 

1. Open the Word document below to read ALL the information about your task today.

2. Read through the Powerpoint presentation

3. Complete the task - 'Create Your Perfect World' (see the Word document below for ALL the information)

World Oceans Day

Friday 5th June 2020

Happy Friday Year 6!

We hope you have had a lovely week and are feeling proactive and positive! We have enjoyed being at school and continuing to phone you and be in contact. Don't forget to be kind to yourself. If you need a break, take it. We are so very proud of each and every one of you. Stay safe, happy and well :) 

Did you know?

Today in USA it is National Doughnut Day. There are many varieties of doughnuts outside of that most commonly known, including twist doughnuts, fritters, and the hugely varied and popular filled doughnut. Filled doughnuts come in a huge variety, including the very popular Devil Dog, a chocolate covered delight filled with a rich cream. Glazed doughnuts filled with all sorts of delicious fruit are equally popular, with raspberry being a runaway favourite throughout the world.

Don't forget.....today is the launch of the Summer Reading Challenge! Check out more information here: https://summerreadingchallenge.org.uk/

Have a great weekend!

Miss Hulands and Miss Wakley :)

File icon: pdf Positivity colouring pack [pdf 10MB] Click to download

Maths

Friday: To be able to solve practical problems involving circles (co-ordinates and shapes)

In today’s lesson, we will identify relationships between circle parts and then solve problems involving circles.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-6/maths/coordinates-and-shapes-to-solve-practical-problems-involving-circles-year-6-wk5-5

Want more practise? Why not log on to Mathletics for more Maths tasks. 

English

Friday: To be able to write a diary entry

In this lesson, we will be writing a diary entry.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-6/english/diary-entry-lesson-5-writing-a-diary-entry-year-6-wk5-5

Music

Singing in harmony

In this lesson we will learn about harmony and then learn a new song written by an A-level Music student.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-5/foundation/singing-in-harmony-year-5-wk5-5

Booktalk

Narwhal Noises

  • Why do narwhals have a tusk?
  • Some theories suggest it might be used as a weapon, for breaking through the ice to make breathing holes or for sensing changes in the ocean around them.
  • However, some scientists think that a narwhal’s tusk may just be for decoration.
  • Scientists have captured the noise of narwhals for the first time. The noise they heard was quite surprising. These breathtaking animals may look like something from a story book, but they are in fact a type of whale called narwhals. Narwhals are famous for their tusks which are actually a tooth pushing through their lip. They are sometimes called the unicorns of the sea. 

Art

  • We would like you create and design something that brings you JOY! (Like delicious doughnuts)
  • You can paint or colour- whatever you want! 
  • What makes you smile and brings you happiness?
  • If you can't think of anything you would like to draw, then please see the attached document on the main message: positivity colouring pack.
  • Give yourself time to sit down and enjoy the calmness of colouring or painting some positive messages. 

Well-being!

Designing a positive thinking cap

  • Today, we would like you to make your own positive thinking cap.
  • You need to think of phrases and thoughts to motivate you when you may be feeling a bit sad or down. 
  • You can use the template attached or you can design and colour your own cap. 
  • Want a reallly big challenge? Why not customise a real cap with quotes of inspiration. 
  • Remember to put on your cap when you need a positive reminder- yes you can do it!

Thursday 4th June 2020

Good Morning Year 6!

Happy Thursday :) We hope you are having a great week. We have a few exciting messages for you today, please see below:

Summer Reading Challenge

What is the Summer Reading Challenge?

The Summer Reading Challenge, presented by The Reading Agency and funded by Arts Council England, encourages children aged 4 to 11 to set themselves a reading challenge to help prevent the summer reading ‘dip’. 

This year, Silly Squad, the Summer Reading Challenge 2020, will celebrate funny books, happiness and laughter. Children taking part in the Challenge will join the Silly Squad, an adventurous team of animals who love to have a laugh and get stuck in to all different kinds of funny books! 

With the disruption caused by COVID-19 and the impact of social distancing on schools and public libraries, the 2020 Challenge will launch as a digital activity to keep children reading over the summer and support parents and carers with children already at home. The Challenge will run from June to September, launching with a week of activity from Monday 1 June and culminating in an official launch day of curated events on Friday 5 June 2020.

Find out more here: https://summerreadingchallenge.org.uk/?fbclid=IwAR0PAUNeHZY9y33bk1LT4HWPw_X47QUa_Kb371YLlDPYi0_axSMsx7-J-wQ

Science

Dinosaur Hunters

  • During this topic, you will have a chance to study, research and present information, based on your own questions about dinosaurs.
  • The period that dinosaurs lived is fascinating and there are many programmes and films made that will provoke more curiosity, such as the ‘Ice Age’ series and the ‘Land before Time’ series.
  • Today you will get the opportunity to design your very own dinosaur. 
  • Get ready to discover some dinosaurs!

Take care and have fun!

Miss Hulands and Miss Wakley :) 

File icon: docx Dinosaur Hunters cover page [docx 604KB] Click to download
File icon: docx Dinosaur Hunters topic overview and lesson 1 [docx 57KB] Click to download
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File icon: pdf Emily Davison Fact Files Differentiated [pdf 1MB] Click to download

Maths

Thursday: To be able to illustrate and name the different parts of a circle (Co-ordinates and shapes)

In today’s lesson, we will identify the properties of a circle, name the parts and find out about the relationships between the parts.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-6/maths/coordinates-and-shapes-to-illustrate-and-name-parts-of-a-circle-year-6-wk5-4

Want more practise? Why not log on to Mathletics for more Maths tasks. 

English

This week we are learning to write Diary Entries.

Thursday: To know how to use informal language

In this lesson, we will be looking at informal language.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-6/english/diary-entry-lesson-4-informal-language-year-6-wk5-4

Science

Dinosaur Hunters

  • 1. Prior learning:

What do you already know about dinosaurs?

What would you like to know about dinosaurs?

  • 2. Watch this clip:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dktnOPfE7Dc (10 minutes)

Watch and make notes as you learn all about how dinosaurs were discovered.

  • 3. Task: Today you are going to design your very own dinosaur!
  • You are going to test the effect of different body parts on the stability of dinosaurs, by changing the shape and size of body parts.

Booktalk

Snake Mates

  • Garter Snakes Make Friendships, Study Says, By NewsRoom Team

 

  • What are garter snakes?
  • Garter snakes live in North American countries, such as Canada, Costa Rica and the USA.
  • They get their name due to the pattern on their skin, which resembles a garter (a band worn around the leg to keep a sock up).
  • Stories sometimes describe snakes as being cold-hearted characters. However, a team of scientists have cast doubt on this. They say that one type of snake makes close friendships.
  • Read the article and then have a go at the questions!

Emily Davison

Campaigning for Women's Rights

  • Suffragette Emily Wilding Davison fought to gain equal voting rights for British women before dying at the Epsom Derby in 1913 on the 4th June.
  • The word suffrage means having the right to vote.

  • The Suffragettes campaigned for women to be allowed to vote by organising rallies and protests and giving speeches.

  • Before the first war women were not treated the same as men, they were not thought of being equal to men.

  • Women were not allowed to:

    vote (it was thought that they weren’t intelligent enough to understand what went on in the world of politics.)    

    own property like houses. 

    do ‘important’ jobs, e.g. doctors or lawyers. 

    it was not seen as important for girls and young women to go to school and university.

  • Task: Read through the presentation attached to the main message and complete task 1 and task 2- complete a fact file and a poster about the suffragettes.

MindUp!

Mindful Movement

What is Mindful Movement?

  • Becoming aware of sensations in the body is a fundamental step in increasing mindful awareness.
  • Mindful movement helps us deepen the connection between our brain and our body.
  • This practice is designed to bring strength and flexibility to ourselves, physically and emotionally.
  • It can be used for times when we need to look at a situation differently, bring an open mind to a situation or person, or pay attention to the challenges of a friend or relative.
  • Have a go at the Active June colourful calendar attached below to strengthen the relationship between your brain and your body by really focusing on how your body feels and moves during each of these activities.
  • Each day of June challenge yourself to mindfully move!

Join Cosmic Kids Zen Den for a Mindful walk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0P3Deuv8tbc&gl=GB

Wednesday 3rd June 2020

Happy Wednesday Year 6!

We hope you had a fun-filled day yesterday finding out some fascinating facts about the Queen's coronation. We hope you are appreciating the jokes, there are plenty more to come. Look out....laughs about! 

Religion

Today you will be learning about the fruits of the Holy Spirit. Saint Paul believed that by following in Jesus’ footsteps and living as Jesus asked us to, we are filled with the Holy Spirit and this helps us to make positive choices. Today you have some fun arty activities linked to this learning. Please see the attachments to this message and more information below. 

Don't forget to check out the Wednesday word today!

Stay Active reminder

We hope you are keeping fit and healthy and managing to get some exercise outside. Or if you are unable to get out and about, are you participating with Joe on a workout? Most importantly....have some fun and jump about!

Have a great day,

Miss Hulands and Miss Wakley :) 

File icon: ppt The fruits of the Holy Spirit presentation [ppt 9MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf The fruits of the Holy Spirit booklet [pdf 742KB] Click to download

Maths

Wednesday: To solve problems involving 3-D shapes (Co-odinates and shapes)

In today’s lesson, we will use our knowledge of 3-D shapes and visualise nets of shapes in order to solve problems.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-6/maths/coordinates-and-shapes-to-solve-problems-involving-3-d-shapes-year-6-wk5-3

Want more practise? Why not log on to Mathletics for more Maths tasks. 

English

This week we are looking at diary entries!

Wednesday: To be able to identify the features of a diary entry

In this lesson, we will be identifying the features of a diary entry.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-6/english/diary-entry-lesson-3-identifying-features-year-6-wk5-3 

Science

What impact have humans had on plants and animals?

  • In this lesson, we will look at how humans have changed over time and use the theory of evolution to explain these changes.
  • Learning how to make and use tools, shelter, fire and language has enabled humans to spread all over the world.
  • We will start to look at the impact that humans have had on some species of plants and animals.
  • You will need a piece of paper and a pencil for this lesson.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-6/foundation/what-impact-have-humans-had-on-plants-and-animals-year-6-wk5-3

Booktalk

SpaceX Launch Astronauts to ISS  - Daily News Story 

Read the latest news about NASA and SpaceX sending two astronauts into space. 

In this news article, learn about astronauts aboard SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft launching from Kennedy Space Center on Saturday 30th May 2020 and their journey to the International Space Station. You will also learn about future missions planning to travel to the Moon and Mars. 

Then have a go answering the questions!

 

R.E.

L.O: To be able to describe and explain the fruits of the Holy Spirit

The first friends of Jesus used their new energy given through the Holy Spirit to spread the Good News of God’s love for everyone. The effects of the coming of the Holy Spirit and the change and transformation the Spirit makes are called the ‘Fruits of the Spirit’, because it is what grows in your heart through the power of the Holy Spirit. 

  1. Presentation:
  • Saint Paul believed that by following in Jesus’ footsteps and living as Jesus asked us to, we are filled with the Holy Spirit and this helps us to make positive choices.
  • Go through the attached presentation reading about the special gifts the Holy Spirit brings.
  1. Questions:
  • What does Paul tell us that the Holy Spirit gives to everyone?
  • Which ‘Fruit of the Spirit’ do you think God has given to you?
  • What ‘Fruit of the Spirit’ would you like to have and why?
  1. Task:
  • After reading about each fruit of the Holy Spirit in the booklet attached, you are going to draw a picture to illustrate each one.
  • If you are unable to print this document, please feel free to do the activities on to paper or in your books.

Well-being

What POSITIVES have come from lockdown?

While lockdown is a difficult time that makes us feel that the things we love and enjoy have been taken away from us, we can use this time to our advantage. For example, we may use this lockdown period to learn new skills, discover new talents and find more of our special qualities. During this time, we should capture and celebrate these positives!!!

Spend time thinking about: 

  • what skills you have learnt during lockdown
  • what new talents you have discovered
  • what special qualities you have discovered

Use the sheet below to help you think of your positives :)

Three positives from Miss Hulands:

  • New Skill - gardening (I have grown sunflowers, tomatoes and herbs)
  • New Talent - I have been trying really hard to get better at water colour painting
  • Special quality - I have cared for people ALL the way in Australia by ringing them more often than usual, and sending them surprise little gifts

Tuesday 2nd June 2020

Good morning Year 6 :)

It was great to be back in school today, but very strange without you all. We are going to phone you towards the end of the week to see how you are, and how you are finding the home learning. How did the lunch/ dinner making go yesterday?

Today you have some language learning and well-being work to do. We hope you enjoy it! Don't forget to upload any of your work to j2e or alternatively send it to the office. We love receiving your work and seeing what you have been doing.

The Queen's Coronation

Today marks the 67th anniversary of the Queen's Coronation (the day that the Queen was crowned). As an extra task for today we challenge you to find out as much information as you can about the Queen and design a bright and colourful information leaflet all about her. Good luck detectives!

  • Where was she born?
  • Where did she grow up?
  • What was her family like?
  • What was her favourite subject at school?
  • What is her favourite hobby?
  • Did she have any animals growing up?
  • Why does she have two birthdays?
  • What is a Coronation?

Please use this website and the document attached to this message to help you with your research: https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/36489213

Also, we hope our silly joke brought a smile to your face.

Have a fantastic day and happy learning, 

Miss Hulands and Miss Wakley

File icon: pptx The coronation of a British Monarch [pptx 10MB] Click to download

Maths

Tuesday: To recognise nets of 3-D shapes (Coordinates and shapes)

In today’s lesson we will learn to recognise and build 3-D nets, you will then use this information to solve problems.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-6/maths/coordinates-and-shapes-to-recognise-nets-of-3-d-shapes-year-6-wk5-2

  • Want more practise? Why not log on to Mathletics for more Maths tasks. 

English

This week we are looking at diary entries!

Tuesday: Diary Entry lesson 2 - reading focus

In this lesson, we will be looking at language and comprehending the text.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-6/english/diary-entry-lesson-2-reading-focus-year-6-wk5-2

Spanish

Saying how you feel in Spanish

In this lesson, we will recap our previous learning and then learn how to say different emotions in Spanish. By the end of the lesson we will be able to say how we feel in Spanish! You will need a pen and paper for this lesson.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-6/foundation/saying-how-you-feel-in-spanish-year-6-wk5-2

Book Talk

Volunteer Discovers Rare Dinosaur  - Daily News Story 

Read the latest news about the discovery of an Elaphrosaur dinosaur fossil. 

In this news article, learn about a volunteer discovering the rare bone in Australia, which belonged to a meat-eating dinosaur related to the Tyrannosaurus rex and Velociraptor. 

Then have a go answering the questions!

Italian

  • This week you will be learning about 'La Famiglia'
  • You have to complete a quiz to test your knowledge of the family flashcards.
  • Good luck and have fun!

https://padlet.com/clatilima2020/1jsnwa7vgoammpdv/wish/577851302

Well-being

Things to Look Forward to Jar

Year 6, this is a lovely craft activity which invites you to make a jar to contain wishes and ideas of things you are looking forward to. Maybe your family can join in too? If you don't have a jar, use anything you can find around the house!

During our time in lockdown, it has not been possible to complete things that you would like to such as a visit to the zoo or visiting family members. What have you missed doing during lockdown? Write them down and put them in your 'Things to Look Forward to' jar. This wellbeing jar is a lovely way to be hopeful for the future and provide things to look forward to. 

Use these craft instructions to create your own wellbeing jar. Having things to look forward to can make you feel happier and improve your wellbeing. Each time you think of something you would like to do in the future, write it on a piece of paper and place it inside your decorated jar.

Monday 1st June 2020

A lovely, sunny, smiley good morning to you all Year 6!

I've missed you all this last week and felt a little bit lost not being able to write you a message each day. Did you all have a relaxing break? I hope you were able to enjoy some sun. I've spent a lot of time in my garden, reading books and going for walks (I found a great park near my house with a beautiful lake - lots of swans and ducklings, check out my photo!). 

Can you believe we are beginning our Summer 2 term, which also happens to be your LAST term of primary school?!? Where did that time go?! We are going to make the most of our final term together and have a lot of fun along the way.

This term we are going to focus a lot on your well-being; this includes your feelings, emotions, mental health and physical health. A very important part of this is getting you ready for your transition to secondary school, which is quickly approaching! You may be feeling a bit nervous, excited, worried, curious....... the list goes on. What is important to remember is that these are all NORMAL feelings. And we are all on this journey together. We will be doing some activities each week to help you prepare for secondary school, so make sure you keep an eye out for these and join in.

To kick off some positivity this week, please have a look at the well-being activity below. You are all AMAZING people...... today think about WHY. Complete the worksheet to help you. Maybe you could keep your answers somewhere in your bedroom so it will remind you of why you are unique and how you bring lots of special things to the world.

Have a wonderful day and wear a HUGE smile :)

Miss Hulands and Miss Wakley

 

Maths

Monday: To recognise 3D shapes (Coordinates and shapes)

In today’s lesson, we will revise the names of the parts of 2-D and 3-D shapes, name 3-D and identify 2-D faces of 3-D shapes.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-6/maths/coordinates-and-shapes-to-recognise-3-d-shapes-year-6-wk5-1

  • Want more practise? Why not log on to Mathletics for more Maths tasks. 

English

This week we are looking at diary entries!

Monday: Diary Entry lesson 1 - reading focus

In this lesson, we will be looking at language and comprehending the text.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-6/english/diary-entry-lesson-1-reading-focus-year-6-wk5-1

History

How did anti-semitism rise in Germany in the 1930's?

In today's lesson, we will learn about how Hitler set about persecuting Jewish people. We will learn about the first concentration camps, what the 'Nuremberg Laws' were, and what happened on Kristallnacht.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-6/foundation/how-did-anti-semitism-rise-in-germany-in-the-1930s-year-6-wk5-1

Book Talk

New 'Glitter Worm' Species Discovered in Pacific - Daily News Story 

Read the latest news about the discovery of four new species of scale worms. In this news article, learn about these deep-sea creatures which are often called glitter worms because of their shiny scales. One has even been called the Elvis scale worm. 

Then have a go answering the questions!

FUN FACT: Miss Hulands LOVES Elvis Presley and grew up listening to all of his songs. In fact, she's off to play him on Spotify right now.....

Cooking with Jack

  • Today, we would like you to choose one of the dishes on the Oak Academy link below to make for lunch or dinner.
  • If you don't have the exact ingredients do not fret, maybe you can design your own healthy lunch. 
  • We would love to see a picture of what you make. I hope it is delicious and nutritious. Happy prepping. Good luck future chefs!
  • Check out Oak Academy's other Activity Clubs on offer.

https://www.thenational.academy/oak-activity-club/bite-back-2030

Well-being

Year 6, today I would like you to stop and appreciate how special and amazing you are. There is only ONE of you, and you bring so much to the world that no one else can. You have many special qualities and talents, and are valued by others (including me!).

Click on the worksheet below and finish the sentence starters in the balloons.

Friday 22nd May 2020

Happy Friday Year 6!

  • We hope you have had an awesome week learning all about the powers of Kindness and how it can make you and others feel. Today we have a range of activities for you to do; including a scavenger hunt, a well-being box and music making. Enjoy the variety and have a great Friday!
  • Next week is half-term so we will not be uploading work each day. We hope you have fun baking, making crafts and getting outdoors. Why not start a new hobby? 
  • Thank you to all the wonderful self-portraits we have received so far. They are all incredible. Today is the deadline, so get sending in and then we can display all the wonderful entries from each class. Miss Wakley and I are getting ours ready too! 

 

  • Well done for everything you are doing. You have shown such resilience, effort and kindness, and we could not be prouder. 

A little reminder...

“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” – Aesop

Have a lovely bank holiday weekend :)

 Miss Hulands and Miss Wakley 

File icon: pdf Book Talk captain-tom-to-receive-knighthood [pdf 1MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Puzzles and problems for year 5 and 6 [pdf 1MB] Click to download

Maths

Friday: To solve practical coordinate problems

In today’s lesson, we will use the general rules that we learnt in the previous lesson to solve more complex problems involving coordinates.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-6/maths/to-solve-practical-coordinate-problems-year-6-wk4-5

  • Want more practise? Why not log on to Mathletics for more Maths tasks. 
  • Try three-four worksheets from today's problem solving booklet attached to the main message.

English

This week we are looking at instructions!

Friday: Instructions lesson 5 - writing instructions

In this lesson, we will be writing a set of instructions.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-6/english/instructions-lesson-5-writing-instructions-year-6-wk4-5

Music

To identify pulse and rhythm in music

In this lesson we will sing and clap to the pulse and rhythm of a variety of different musical examples.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-6/foundation/to-identify-pulse-and-rhythm-in-music-year-6-wk4-5

Book Talk

Captain Tom to Receive Knighthood - Daily News Story 

Read the latest news about Captain Tom’s fundraising for NHS Charities and how The Queen has decided to honour him with a knighthood; he will be known as Captain Sir Tom Moore.

Then have a go answering the questions!

Mental Health Awareness Week

Build your own well-being box

Build your own mood-boosting box full of positive messages and interesting items.

  1. Think about messages that make you feel good. Do you have any favourite quotes or song lyrics? What would you say to a friend who is having a bad day?
  2. Think about objects that make you feel happy or relaxed. You should choose things that are small enough to fit in a shoebox. The things could link to the ideas from the ‘Five ways to wellbeing’ below, remind people of a favourite memory and help them do a relaxing activity, or just make them giggle.
  3. For example, a favourite book, a small cuddly toy, colouring pencils and paper, a funny photo of friends or a pet, fidget toys, a list of favourite films, stress balls, nice-smelling products, or nail varnish.
  4. You can decorate your box – wrapping paper works well, but scraps of fabric or unwanted posters even look great (and are environmentally friendly too). Feel free to be creative – what makes you feel happy, safe, or calm?

Scavenger Hunt

  • Today we challenge you to go outside, in your garden (or even around your flat if you are unable to go out) and complete your very own scavenger hunt.
  • You could make your own one for a member of your household to try and find the items, or you can use the template attached.
  • Have FUN and get exploring!

Thursday 21st May 2020

Good morning Year 6!

We hope you are having a great week and getting some lovely vitamin D from the sun outside!

  • Yesterday was Israel Kamakawiwo'ole's birthday. He was a singer who was famous for singing this beautiful version of 'Somewhere Over the Rainbow'https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fahr069-fzE   
  • Miss Wakley and I thought you may like to have a listen. Listening to music is one way to help look after our mental health, as it calms and relaxes us. Music releases a chemical in the brain that has a key role in setting good moods; it is called dopamine. Find out more about the science of kindness in the 'Mental Health Awareness Week' section below!

 

  • Don't forget that THIS FRIDAY is the last day to enter the self-portrait competition. You could win yourself a £10 book token! Please don't miss out :) To submit your entry, take a photo of your work and send it to the school email.

Miss Hulands and Miss Wakley

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Maths

Thursday: To solve practical coordinate problems

In today’s lesson, we will look for general rules relating to coordinates and then work on finding missing coordinates.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-6/maths/to-solve-practical-coordinate-problems-year-6-wk4-4

  • Want more practise? Why not log on to Mathletics for more Maths tasks. 
  • Try three-four worksheets from today's problem solving booklet attached to the main message.

English

This week we are looking at instructions!

Thursday: Instructions lesson 4 - sentence openers

In this lesson, we will be varying sentence openers.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-6/english/instructions-lesson-4-sentence-openers-year-6-wk4-4

History

To write an essay about the First and Second World Wars

In this lesson we will be finishing our essay. This will give you the opportunity to review all of our learning so far and organise your knowledge into a long piece of writing, answering a big question about this fascinating and horrifying period of history.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-6/foundation/to-write-an-essay-about-the-first-and-second-world-wars-year-6-wk4-4

Book Talk

Children Grow Seeds That Have Been to Space - Daily News Story 

Read the latest space news about seeds that were sent to space and then back to Earth to be grown; one million lettuce seeds spent six months on the International Space Station (ISS) before returning to Earth to be planted and grown. 

Then have a go answering the questions!

Mental Health Awareness Week

The Science of Kindness!

There are scientifically proven benefits to being kind! It is contagious, teachable, and makes you feel all fuzzy inside.

1. Watch the clip to find out more about the science of kindness! 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=130&v=O9UByLyOjBM&feature=emb_logo

2. Try the kindness activities below

3. ALSO..... Try Thursday's '7 Day Kindness Challenge'  today - bake a cake or some biscuits to cheer someone up.

Let us know ALL about your acts of kindness this week; email the school or send it on j2write!

Religion

L.O: To know the story of Saul’s transformation by the Holy Spirit

Paul was originally called Saul and was a Jew who came from Tarsus.  In the Acts of the Apostles Paul explains what happened to him and how he was converted.

  1. Watch this clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9eRXq-cKmr0
  2. Read the scripture:

As I was travelling and coming near Damascus, about midday a bright light from the sky flashed suddenly round me.  I fell to the ground and heard a voice saying to me, “Saul, Saul!  Why do you persecute me?”

“Who are you, Lord?” I asked.  “I am Jesus of Nazareth, whom you persecute,” he said to me.  The men with me saw the light but did not hear the voice of the one who was speaking to me.  I asked, “What shall I do, Lord?” and the Lord said to me, “Get up and go into Damascus, and there you will be told everything that God has determined for you to do”  I was blind because of the bright light, and so my companions took me by the hand and led me into Damascus.

In that city was a man named Ananias, a religious man who obeyed our Law and was highly respected by all the Jews living there.  He came to me, stood by me, and said, “Brother Saul, see again!”  At that very moment I saw again and looked at him.  He said, “The God of our ancestors has chosen you to know his will, to see his righteous Servant, and to hear him speaking with his own voice.  For you will be a witness for him to tell everyone what you have seen and heard.  And now, why wait any longer? Get up and be baptised and have your sins washed away by praying to him.”

Based on Acts 22: 6-16

3. Key questions:

  • What do you think about Saul’s story? Does anything surprise you?
  • How do you think Saul felt when Jesus asked him ‘why do you persecute me’?
  • Why did Ananias ask Saul to become baptised?
  • How was Saul transformed by the Holy Spirit?

4. Task:

  • Using Fra Angelico’s painting ‘The conversion of Saul’ discuss how the artist has shown the transformation that has taken place and the effect that it had on Saul.   

In the scripture it says…

On the picture it shows…

I think this because…

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday 20th May 2020

What a wonderful Wednesday Year 6!

We hope you are enjoying your Oak learning lessons this week as well as getting outside to enjoy the fantastic weather! Miss Wakley, Mr Clerke and I have been in school preparing classrooms and doing a spot of tidying and cleaning. 

MindUP

As you know, this week our theme is Kindness. Each day we are challenging you to do something kind for one another and yourself. Today we have some fun MindUP kindness activities - make a book mark, write a thank you to key workers, or share kindness with an ALIEN (sounds wacky I know - read on to find out more!).

Tiger tales!

You are in for a tiger-themed treat today as WWF have an assortment of exciting resources related to this endangered species. Today you will find out more about this magnificent animal, the threats it faces and produce some fun tiger crafts. 

Happy Wednesday!

Miss Wakley, Miss Hulands and Mr Clerke

File icon: pdf Puzzles and problems for year 5 and 6 [pdf 1MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Book Talk comet-daily-news-story [pdf 292KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Kindness-Activities [pdf 2MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Tiger_Fact_Sheet [pdf 453KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Tiger_Tales_Craft_Activities [pdf 1MB] Click to download

Maths

Wednesday: To reflect simple shapes

In today’s lesson, describe reflections and reflect shapes on a coordinate grid.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-6/maths/to-reflect-simple-shapes-year-6-wk4-3

  • Want more practise? Why not log on to Mathletics for more Maths tasks. 
  • Try three-four worksheets from today's problem solving booklet attached to the main message.

English

This week we are looking at instructions!

Wednesday: Instructions lesson 3 - identifying features

In this lesson, we will be identifying the features of a set of instructions.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-6/english/instructions-lesson-3-identifying-features-year-6-wk4-3

Science

Which organisms lived during each era of time?

In this lesson, we will learn what the fossil record has taught us about the history of organisms that have existed on our planet. We will learn what a geologist is and what they can tell us about the organisms that have lived during each geological era of time. For this lesson you will need a piece of paper, a pencil and a ruler.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-6/foundation/which-organisms-lived-during-each-era-of-time-year-6-wk4-3

Book Talk

Comet SWAN Visible from Earth, Says NASA - Daily News Story 

Read about the latest space news on comet SWAN, which will soon be visible without a telescope; then have a go answering the questions!

Mental Health Awareness Week

MindUP Kindness!

Being kind to others is something we can all do in our daily lives to boost our wellbeing and the wellbeing of others. Kindness has powerful effects on our brain and our body. It helps us feel more positive emotions, create good experiences, improve our health, and build strong relationships. Click on the document below for some activities to help spread kindness and take mindful action in the world.

ALSO..... Try Wednesday's '7 Day Kindness Challenge'  today - donating food or clothes to people in need.

Today I am going to:

  • Clean out my clothes and drop off a bag of them in to a charity bin
  • Last week a food collection table was set up outside my local Sainsbury's, so I donated some cans of soup :)

Let us know ALL about your acts of kindness this week; email the school or send it on j2write!

Tiger Tales

Tigers! They prowl through the stories of our youth, and stalk the literature and poetry of our adult lives, beautiful and powerful. Tiger Tales is an educational species resource for primary schools that enables pupils to find out more about the planet's most iconic big cats.

  • Task: Today we would like you to find out some fascinating facts about tigers and make your very own tiger crafts! There is a whole booklet of ideas that we have attached to the main message, so get crafty! Please do send any work you complete to us :) 
  • Please see the activity sheets attached to the main message. 

Tuesday 19th May 2020

Good morning Year 6!

We hope you had a great day yesterday learning all about mental health and how kindness can improve ours and other's mental health too! Today, we have plenty more lovely things in store for you. 

First of all, please watch the clip below to find out more about mental health and how we can look after ourselves:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DxIDKZHW3-E&feature=emb_logo

Second of all, check out our 7 Day Kindness Challenge! Scroll down for more information. Who will you be kind to today?

Keep working hard and making us proud, you are all doing an AMAZING job :)

Miss Hulands and Miss Wakley

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Maths

Tuesday: To translate simple shapes

In today’s lesson, we will learn to describe translation of coordinates and shapes and then translate shapes on a coordinate grid.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-6/maths/to-translate-simple-shapes-year-6-wk4-2

  • Want more practise? Why not log on to Mathletics for more Maths tasks. 
  • Try three-four worksheets from today's problem solving booklet attached to the main message. 

English

This week we are looking at instructions!

Tuesday: Instructions lesson 2 - reading focus

In this lesson, we will be retrieving facts and making inferences.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-6/english/instructions-lesson-2-reading-focus-year-6-wk4-2

Spanish

How to say the date in Spanish

In this lesson, we will recap our knowledge from last week and we will build on our knowledge by learning the days of the week. We can then use this, as well as our previous knowledge of months and numbers, to say the date in Spanish! For this lesson you will need some paper and a pen or pencil to write down your new vocabulary.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-6/foundation/how-to-say-the-date-in-spanish-year-6-wk4-2

Book Talk

11 year old breaks skating world record - Daily News Story 

Read all about how Gui Khury has become the first ever person to land a 1080 trick on a vert ramp, then have a go answering the questions!

Mental Health Awareness Week

7 Day Kindness Challenge

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week. So how will we be KIND today? 

Today we will focus on the 7 Day Kindness Challenge. Each day this week try a new act of kindness! Try Tuesday's challenge today - sending someone you haven't seen in ages a letter, postcard, email or message. You could also catch up on Monday's challenge today - make a cup of tea/coffee for someone in your family.

I'll join you each day too. Today I am going to:

  • Send a message to my best friend Carissa, who lives in Australia, because it is her BIRTHDAY today (I also sneakily organised for flowers to be delivered to her house....shhhhhhh)
  • Make a cup of tea for Miss Pike (we are in school this week)

Let us know ALL about your acts of kindness this week; email the school or send it on j2write!

WWF talks Biodiversity at 11.00am today!

Live webinar: Sophie Pavelle chats with author Christiane Dorion about the past, present and future of wildlife recording, and the important role we can all play in helping scientists track the health of biodiversity on our planet.

Register here to watch the talk 

Monday 18th May 2020

Mental Health Awareness Week 18th-24th May

Happy Monday Year 6!

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week. The theme for this week is KINDNESS!

PLEASE READ THE VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION BELOW YEAR 6 - MISS HULANDS AND MISS WAKLEY ARE BIG FANS OF GOOD MENTAL HEALTH :)

Kindness is doing something towards yourself and others to make a positive difference. Kindness and our mental health are deeply connected. Kindness stops us feeling lonely, creates a sense of belonging, helps reduce stress, and deepens friendships. Kindness to ourselves can boost our self-esteem too and make us feel more confident! 

So what is mental health Year 6?

Your mental health is how you feel about yourself emotionally, psychologically and socially. Everyone has mental health – some people have good mental health, some people don’t, and a person’s mental health can always change.

Your mental health is just as important as your physical health, and just like you take time to look after your body by eating well and exercising, you must also look after your mental health.Your mental health isn’t stuck as good or bad, and you can take steps to improving it by looking after your physical health, finding a support network of people you can trust, or making changes to your lifestyle.

Some ways we can look after our mental health (these are just a few ideas):

  • Be kind to yourself
  • Be kind to other people
  • Stay in touch and talk to friends and family regularly
  • Eat healthy foods
  • Get enough sleep each night
  • Stay active and do some physical exercise each day (even if it just a walk)
  • Take brain breaks if you are feeling stressed or anxious
  • Listen to music, paint, colour, do hobbies that relax you

This week we will focus on KINDNESS and we challenge you to complete at least ONE act of KINDNESS each day! Scroll down to find some activities to try today.

Let's make others and ourselves feel good this week :)

Miss Hulands and Miss Wakley

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Maths

Monday: To describe coordinate positions on a grid

In this unit, you will develop your understanding of coordinates in all four quadrants, including developing skills using negative numbers, using this understanding to draw, translate and reflect shapes on a coordinate grid. You will use this knowledge to find missing coordinates in a range of 2-D shapes in problems both with and without gridlines and deepen your understanding of 3-D shape through exploring nets. You will also learn to define the parts of a circle before applying this to solve problems. In today’s lesson, you will learn to describe the position of coordinates on a full coordinate grid.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-6/maths/to-describe-coordinate-positions-on-a-grid-year-6-wk4-1

  • Want more practise? Why not log on to Mathletics for more Maths tasks. 
  • Try three-four worksheets from today's problem solving booklet attached to the main message. 

English

This week we are looking at instructions!

Monday: Instructions - reading focus

In this lesson, we will be retrieving facts and making inferences.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-6/english/instructions-lesson-1-reading-focus-year-6-wk4-1

History

To write an essay about the First and Second World Wars

In this lesson we will be starting to write an essay. This will give you the opportunity to review all of our learning so far and organise your knowledge into a long piece of writing, answering a big question about this fascinating and horrifying period of history.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-6/foundation/to-write-an-essay-about-the-first-and-second-world-wars-year-6-wk4-1

Book Talk

Black Rhinos in Wild - Daily News Story

Read the good news story of the rise in the number of black rhinos in the wild, then answer the questions!

Mental Health Awareness Week

Keeping in touch with friends and family

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week. So how will we be KIND today? 

Have you been chatting to your friends or family while we've been in lockdown Year 6? I have been calling my family in Australia, and Miss Wakley and I video call each other every day (we check if each other are feeling ok and have a good old chitty chat and laugh - while drinking a coffee of course!!!!). 

Today we will focus on keeping in touch with friends and family. Read the ideas below and pick up the phone, type an email/message or write a letter to someone to cheer them up! It will cheer you up too :)

What is Biodiversity?

The WWF (World Wildlife Fund) is the world’s leading independent conservation organisation. Their mission is to create a world where people and wildlife can thrive together.

You are going to be finding out about Biodiversity today. Watch the clips and give the activities a go. Work your way through the three worksheets attached to the main message.

https://www.wwf.org.uk/learn/love-nature/biodiversity?dm_i=38LF,11EFM,6TJOAJ,3YKMH,1

Friday 15th May 2020

Happy Friday Year 6!

Congratulations on the end of our 'silly SATS' week! I have loved hearing how much fun you've had joining in this week. Today you deserve to celebrate, so scroll down the page for some ideas :)

Reminders for today

  • Don’t forget to join in with the weekly Rosary with your family today at 10.30 here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=okLYzq2yE5g&feature=emb_logo?.
  • Also we would like to share any art you complete, including prayers and hymns, dedicated to Mary on our school page - click here. Please also find some inspirational art ideas in the Marian document attached below.
  • We can't wait to receive your amazing self-portraits created out of ANY materials you can find in your house. Did you see Miss Keane's and Anastasia's wonderful creations on the school homepage? Even if you don't think you are great at Art still have a go. The more creative the better. We are so excited to see what you all come up with. 
  • Please do send in any lovely work you complete!

Looking ahead to next week

Next week is Mental Health Awareness Week and the theme is 'Kindness'. We have started looking at Kindness already this week and Grace wanted to share a really lovely video with everyone in year 5 and 6 that shows the effect of doing one kind thing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwAYpLVyeFU

It is inspirational! Thank you Grace. Perhaps some of you would like to make your own video of how you can show kindness to one another? 

Have a lovely weekend!

Miss Hulands and Miss Wakley

File icon: pdf Carrie's War episode 7 [pdf 341KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Friday Problem Solving [pdf 137KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Marian Craft Activities [pdf 55KB] Click to download

Maths

Friday: Calculate unknown angles in quadrilaterals

In today’s lesson, we will represent the angles in a quadrilateral pictorially and algebraically before learning how to calculate missing angles.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-6/maths/calculate-unknown-angles-in-quadrilaterals-year-6-wk3-5

  • Want more practise? Why not log on to Mathletics for more Maths tasks. 
  • Try today's problem solving activity attached to the main message

English

This week we are looking at setting descriptions!

Friday: Setting description - describing a setting

In this lesson, we will be describing a setting.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-6/english/setting-description-lesson-5-describing-a-setting-year-6-wk3-5

Art

Optical illusions and using shading to show form

In this lesson we will look at an Optical Illusion artwork before creating our own. You will learn to shade in to show that an object is three-dimensional.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-6/foundation/optical-illusions-and-using-shading-to-show-form-year-6-wk3-5

SATS Celebration!

It's time to CELEBRATE Year 6!

SATS is over and done with (even though it was silly this year), so make sure you do something you love today to celebrate. Maybe you could bake a celebration cake, or even make some pancakes with Jamie Oliver's son Buddy. How about having a dance party in your bedroom or lounge room? Shake out all the wriggles from the week!!! Whatever you decide to do, have fun and be silly :)

One-cup pancakes with Buddy Oliver

https://www.jamieoliver.com/videos/pancakes/

Dance party

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

Story time

Carrie's War by Nina Bawden

Today, let's carry on listening to Episode 7 of 'Carrie's War' on BBC School Radio. Then try the book talk activity - Who is Frederick? Think about his actions and personality (attached above).

Carrie and Nick find Auntie Lou in the chapel. They tell her that Major Harper is in the pub and she rushes to meet him. Mr Evans’ son Frederick visits, on leave from the army. He helps with the harvest but he’s mean to Mr Johnny. He tells Mrs Gotobed that he doesn’t want to inherit the shop from his father. Shortly after, Mrs Gotobed dies and Carrie passes on her message to Mr Evans. He gets very angry...

Click here to listen to Episode 7 of the story.

Natural History Museum

This is one of my favourite websites Year 6!

The Natural History Museum have some creative and fun ideas for things you can make and do at home. Learn to draw or make a T-Rex origami dinosaur, make a simple volcano from a plastic bottle and watch it erupt, learn how to press flowers, or even make a nature journal to record your wildlife observations.

https://www.nhm.ac.uk/take-part/try-this-at-home.html

Thursday 14th May 2020

Good morning Year 6's

I hope you've enjoyed some of the creative activities this week. Have you made some art inspired by Mary? Have you created a masterpiece self-portrait? Remember to send it to office@stmaryangels.co.uk or upload it on to j2write so that Miss Wakley and I can see it.

It's been lovely chatting to some of you this week. If we haven't spoken to you yet, dont worry - we will call today. Lots of you have tried the 'silly SATS' papers - I wish I could see you doing frog jumps and robot moves! You have all been keeping busy with your home learning lessons on Oak Academy, as well as some fantastic hobbies of your own; today I heard about you doing science experiments, baking with your parents, tennis and piano lessons, watching movies (Matteo even gave me some Netflix recommendations - thank you Matteo!), going out for daily walks, helping your parents around the house and chatting to your friends on the phone.

Even though we may not feel happy ALL the time (and that is normal), it is wonderful that you are finding positive and happy moments in each day. Today think about how you could bring some sunshine in to someone else's day: a compliment, a kind word, a message to a family member or friend to cheer them up, helping an adult in your house before you're asked to. The possibilities are endless!

Have a wonderful day :)

Miss Hulands and Miss Wakley

File icon: pptx Silly-SATs---reasoning [pptx 218KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Carrie's War episode 6 [pdf 307KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Thursday Problem Solving [pdf 202KB] Click to download

Maths

Thursday: Find unkown angles in triangles

In today’s lesson, we will represent the angles in a triangle pictorially and algebraically before learning how to calculate missing angles.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-6/maths/find-unknown-angles-in-triangles-year-6-wk3-4

  • Want more practise? Why not log on to Mathletics for more Maths tasks. 
  • Try today's problem solving activity attached to the main message

English

This week we are looking at setting descriptions!

Thursday: Setting description - figurative language

In this lesson, we will be using figurative language.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-6/english/setting-description-lesson-4-figurative-language-year-6-wk3-4

History

Was World War Two inevitable?

In this lesson, we will study the build up to the Second World War, including Hitler's foreign policy aims and the policy of appeasement.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-6/foundation/was-world-war-two-inevitable-year-6-wk3-4

Silly SATS!

Find the Reasoning 'silly SATS' paper attached above. Have fun!!!!

Can you confidently answer these questions Year 6? There's something not quite right about them........ 

 

Story time

Carrie's War by Nina Bawden

Today, let's carry on listening to Episode 6 of 'Carrie's War' on BBC School Radio. Then try the book talk activity to make some inferences about Mr Evans (attached above).

It’s Carrie’s birthday, and after a party at Druid’s Bottom, Albert Sandwich kisses her! Mr Evans is cross when they get back because they’re late, but then he turns on Auntie Lou, who is all dressed up and wearing lipstick. Hepzibah explains to Carrie why there is such tension between Mr Evans, Auntie Lou and Mrs Gotobed. An American soldier comes looking for Auntie Lou to take her out. Carrie tells him to go away but Nick says she’s wrong and they run to fetch her.

Click here to listen to Episode 6 of the story.

Mind Up

Mindful Tasting

Our senses help us to understand the world around us. By focusing our attention on something specific, like the taste or texture of food, we can help strengthen the prefrontal cortex (PFC) in our brain. Try these activities with your child to build their awareness of different tastes and textures, and it will strengthen their PFC and may even encourage them to try new things in the future.

1. Watch the video below:

https://mindup.org/mindup-lesson-7-mindful-tasting/

2. Choose one or more of the activities below (scroll down to the Mind Up section on our page) this week and give it a go!

3. Don't forget to do 2-3 'brain breaks' each day too - it only takes 2 mins and gives your brain a well-needed rest!

Wednesday 13th May 2020

Happy Wednesday Year 6!

We are halfway through the week already. How did you go with your 'silly SATS' Reading paper yesterday? Did you wear a hat for question 8 onwards? Did you make choo choo noises? Did you call the adults in your house sir or madam? I'm laughing just imagining you all doing this Year 6!!! Have a go at the Arithmetic paper today...... it's full of crazy moves!

The Month of Mary

May is the month where we celebrate Mary, the Mother of Jesus. As May is the month of Mary, we all calling all members of the St Mary of the Angels family to submit their own Marian creations.

You could:

Be creative and have fun!

Miss Hulands and Miss Wakley 

File icon: docx Silly-SATS---Arithmetic crossword [docx 705KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Wednesday Problem Solving [pdf 192KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Carrie's War episode 5 [pdf 466KB] Click to download

Marion Artwork

Maths

Wednesday: Compare and classify quadrilaterals

In today’s lesson, we will classify different types of quadrilateral and learn about the sum of their internal angles.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-6/maths/compare-and-classify-quadrilaterals-year-6-wk3-3

  • Want more practise? Why not log on to Mathletics for more Maths tasks. 
  • Try today's problem solving activity attached to the main message

English

This week we are looking at setting descriptions!

Wednesday: Setting description - identifying features

In this lesson, we will be identifying the features of a setting description.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-6/english/setting-description-lesson-3-identifying-features-year-6-wk3-3

Science

What are the different animal kingdoms?

In today's lesson we are going to learn how living organisms are classified. We will learn about the 5 kingdoms and then we will focus on the animal kingdom. For this lesson you will need a pencil, a piece of paper and a ruler.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-6/foundation/what-are-the-different-animal-kingdoms-year-6-wk3-3

Silly SATS!

Find the Arithmetic 'silly SATS' paper attached above. Have fun!!!!

Arithmetic - Answer the questions and do the crazy moves that go with it, then complete the crossword. 

Here is a hint at some of the fun you will encounter! Click on the Arithmetic paper above to read the full instructions.

1 – run on the spot while making chicken noises

2 – touch your toes with your elbows

3 – frog jumps

4 – move around like a robot

5 – jumping jacks

6 – do the splits

7 – march like a soldier to the fridge and back

8 – do the worm

9 –push ups while singing your favourite song

0 – dance party!!!

Story time

Carrie's War by Nina Bawden

Today, let's carry on listening to Episode 5 of 'Carrie's War' on BBC School Radio. Then try the book talk activity to design and describe a ballgown (attached above).

Carrie and Nick return to the town with the goose and Mr Evans asks about Hepzibah, and about his sister Mrs Gotobed. Carrie overhears Mr Evans saying he’s going to get her to spy on them! Carrie and Nick become regular visitors to Druid’s Bottom, where they help Mr Johnny with the milking and Carrie meets old Mrs Gotobed. Mrs Gotobed gives Carrie an important message for Mr Evans, a message only to be passed on when she dies...

Click here to listen to Episode 5 of the story.

SMA self-portrait competition

  • It’s time to get creative- use any material around your house to create a self-portrait!
  • For each class there will be two winners.  Each person will receive a £10 book voucher.
  • Friday 22nd May is the last day to submit your entries. The winners will be chosen by a judging panel over half term.
  • Take a photograph of your entry and send it to the office. Please do not include the real you in the photo for safeguarding issues. We would like to be able to put the entries up on the website with your permission.  
  • We look forward to receiving your fantastic entries!

Tuesday 12th May 2020

Good morning Year 6!

We hope you loved your 'silly SATS' papers yesterday. Today is the Reading paper - try the silly questions based on an extract about children’s manners and etiquette in the 1950's.

Happy International Nurses Day and 200th Birthday of Florence Nightingale

  • International Nurses Day is a special occasion that happens annually where we can thank nursing staff globally for all their essential work.
  • 2020 is the International year of the Nurse and the Midwife. Today we will give thanks for all they are doing to support us, especially during a pandemic. 
  • The 12th May also marks Florence Nightingales birthday. Florence Nightingale was a nurse and saved many soldiers lives during the Crimean War. She became known as the Lady with the Lamp as she carried a lamp to check on her patients during the night. She is remembered for making changes to Nursing and showing people that Nursing was a very important job.

Today we have provided you with a choice of activities to complete on the NHS and Florence Nightingale. Please do upload it to the J2e for us to see. 

Extra resources:

Have a blessed day!

Miss Hulands and Miss Wakley

File icon: pptx Silly-SATs---reading [pptx 480KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Carrie's War episode 4 [pdf 452KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Tuesday Problem Solving [pdf 309KB] Click to download

Maths

Tuesday: Compare and classify triangles

In today’s lesson, we will compare and classify triangles, looking at how to recognise the different types of triangles and the sum of the angles in a triangle.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-6/maths/compare-and-classify-triangles-year-6-wk3-2

  • Want more practise? Why not log on to Mathletics for more Maths tasks. 
  • Try today's problem solving activity attached to the main message

English

This week we are looking at setting descriptions!

Tuesday: Setting description - reading focus (lesson 2)

In this lesson, we will be making inferences and justifying with evidence.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-6/english/setting-description-lesson-2-reading-focus-year-6-wk3-2

Spanish

Saying your birthday in Spanish

In this lesson, we will recap our numbers and alphabet, as well as saying our name and age in Spanish. We will then expand our number knowledge to learn the numbers up to 31 and the months of the year in Spanish, so that we can say the date of our birthday in Spanish! For this lesson you will need some paper and a pen or pencil.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-6/foundation/saying-your-birthday-in-spanish-year-6-wk3-2

Silly SATS!

Find the Reading 'silly SATS' paper attached above. Have fun!!!!

Reading - Try the silly questions based on an extract about children’s manners and etiquette in the 1950's. Ask an adult to mark it for you at the end.

 

Story time

Carrie's War by Nina Bawden

Today, let's carry on listening to Episode 4 of 'Carrie's War' on BBC School Radio. Then try the book talk activity to track Carrie's emotions during the episode (attached above).

Carrie and Nick arrive at Druid’s Bottom and meet the housekeeper Hepzibah Green, who looks after Mr Evans’ sister Mrs Gotobed. They meet Mr Johnny and realise there’s nothing to be afraid of, and their friend Albert Sandwich is living there too. Hepzibah is warm and kind and gives Carrie and Nick delicious food. Hepzibah tells them a magical story about the curse of the screaming skull.

Click here to listen to Episode 4 of the story.

Florence Nightingale

Who is Florence Nightingale and why is she a significant figure in History?

1. Watch this clip: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/history-ks1-ks2-florence-nightingale/z68fcqt

2. Answer the questions below:

  • Was Florence a typical girl or not?
  • Why was it such a shock that she wanted to be a nurse?
  • Which event gave her the opportunity to be a nurse? And how were her beliefs different to other nurses at the time?
  • How successful was she in the hospital at Scutari? 
  • Does she deserve to be famous?
  • What lessons can we learn from the life of Florence Nightingale?
  • Why are the Nightingale Hospitals named after her? (Clue: there is one in London!)
  • Task: Design your own Hospital- what would be important to include, and why? What would it look like?

Monday 11th May 2020

A very special good morning to you Year 6!

 

Do you know why today is particularly special for us? Today marks the first day of SATS week. If we were in school, we would be completing our real SATS papers this week. You have all worked so hard this year and have made Miss Wakley and I so proud. But do you know what makes our hearts burst with even more pride? The fact that you are all keeping your families and loved ones safe by staying home, while still carrying on with your learning. You are missing your friends and all the fun you have at school, but you are still staying positive and happy. Now THAT is an achievement!

 

Even though we can't take part in SATS, we will be doing some fun activities this week to mark the occasion! Each day we will post a 'Silly SATS paper' for you to have a go at. Today we will do a funny Spelling test and SPAG paper; scroll down below to read the instructions.

 

Please enjoy the poem Miss Wakley and I have written for you :)

 

To all of our wonderful Year 6’s in JL and JK,

 

As SATs week arrives it is not quite the same,

The tests that were printed this year never came,

The classrooms stand alone; empty and bare,

A new norm, Year 6 working from home and taking care.

 

For some of you, happiness and lots of relief,

For others, a frown and sigh of pure disbelief,

You worked incredibly hard to learn and prepare,

Homework, booster classes and extra practice papers if you dare!

 

Algebra, fractions, the times table drills,

Inference, retrieval, in-depth reading skills,

Past, present, progressive….. your SPAG knowledge was clear,

You’ve practised and mastered it over the years.

 

Fear not though, although SATS won’t happen this term,

Remember tests don’t measure everything you learn,

Friendship, resilience and always trying your best,

Many of the skills that you’ve gained can’t be defined by a test.

 

So, here at St Mary’s, you’ve made us so proud,

We sit here with pride and we shout this out loud…..

“Year 6 you amaze us, you’ve come incredibly far,

And we don’t need a test to see how brilliant you are!”

 

Although we are not there with you,

We will see you again in a while,

We look forward to our weekly chats,

And thanks for always making us smile :)

 

From Miss Hulands and Miss Wakley

 

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File icon: docx Silly-SATs---Spelling-Script [docx 23KB] Click to download
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Maths

Monday: Find the value of missing angles

In this unit, we will be studying angles. We will deepen your understanding of angles by applying your understanding to find and calculate missing angles within diagrams and 2-D shapes. You will also consolidate your understanding of properties of shapes, comparing and classifying 2-D shapes. In today’s lesson, we will use algebra and bar models to represent problems and calculate missing angles.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-6/maths/find-the-value-of-missing-angles-year-6-wk3-1

  • Want more practise? Why not log on to Mathletics for more Maths tasks. 
  • Try today's problem solving activity attached to the main message

English

This week we are looking at setting descriptions!

Monday: Setting description - reading focus

In this lesson, we will be making inferences and justifying with evidence.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-6/english/setting-description-lesson-1-reading-focus-year-6-wk3-1

History

What was life like in Nazi Germany?

In today's lesson we will take a closer look at what life was like in Germany from 1933 up to the outbreak of the Second World War. With Hitler as Chancellor and Fuhrer, we will learn about how he built his ideal nation: the Third Reich.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-6/foundation/what-was-life-like-in-nazi-germany-year-6-wk3-1

Silly SATS!

Find the 'Silly SATS papers' attached above. Have fun!!!!

Spelling Test - ask someone in your house to read out the 'silly spelling test' for you! (Or have a go yourself if no one is available). Then mark it.

SPAG Paper - Mark the teacher's mistakes! Miss Wakley and I have made some errors (woops!!!!). Mark our paper with the correct answers and add up our score.

Story time

Carrie's War by Nina Bawden

Today, let's carry on listening to Episode 3 of 'Carrie's War' on BBC School Radio.

The episode starts with a visit from Carrie and Nick’s mother. Carrie is worried that Nick will say he hates Mr Evans, but he doesn’t. Winter arrives and Carrie and Nick are sent to the old house in the valley - Druid’s Bottom - to collect the Christmas goose. They walk through the yew trees and hear scary noises. They run down towards the lights of the old house...

Click here to listen to Episode 3 of the story.

Italian

Topic: Food

Focus: Making a Roman Pizza

  • Please see the work attached to the main message that Miss Claudia has kindly prepared for you. 
  • Miss Claudia has even got her own page for all year groups with her Italian lessons. If you would like to visit it click here

Mind Up!

Mindful Tasting

Our senses help us to understand the world around us. By focusing our attention on something specific, like the taste or texture of food, we can help strengthen the prefrontal cortex (PFC) in our brain. Try these activities with your child to build their awareness of different tastes and textures, and it will strengthen their PFC and may even encourage them to try new things in the future.

1. Watch the video below:

https://mindup.org/mindup-lesson-7-mindful-tasting/

2. Choose one or more of the activities below this week and give it a go! Don't forget to do 2-3 'brain breaks' each day too - it only takes 2 mins and gives your brain a well-needed rest!

Each week we will focus on a different area to help bring mindful, positive and happy moments into your home. MindUP is designed to help children develop an understanding of their brain, emotions and actions. These activities help build their focus and awareness, and form positive relationships with others. Doing MindUP activities and practices together will support wellbeing and help encourage a calmer, happier and more optimistic home.

File icon: pdf Mindful-Tasting [pdf 653KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Mindful-Tasting-Activities-2 [pdf 977KB] Click to download

UKS2 Home Learning Timetable

This is a suggested timetable to structure your day and it is very similar to what we do at school. You can choose to set up your day like this, or you may choose to do it in whatever order you like! Speak to the adults in your house and see what works best for you and your family.

From,

Miss Hulands :)

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Spellings

In this section you will find:

  1. The Year 5/6 statutory spellings list: These are the words you should know how to spell, say and define. There are lots of tricky spellings in here so use the fun activities I've found to practise them!
File icon: pdf UKS2 Statutory Spellings [pdf 935KB] Click to download

Resources For All Learners

Dear Parents/Carers,

The staff at SMA have been working together to come up with a list of online learning tools, and websites with fun and engaging, educational content. Please take some time to look at the document below. We have included a brief description of each website, as well as the age range we believe it is best suited to. 

Thank you for your continued support, care and love for the school, staff, children and community.

Happy learning! 

SMA Staff. 

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Thursday 7th May 2020

Good morning Year 6 :)

Tomorrow I will post some of JJ's wonderful work, so keep sending it in!

VE Day

As you may know, tomorrow is VE Day. Our nation will stop to remember a very important moment in history. VE Day - or 'Victory in Europe Day' - marks the day towards the end of World War Two (WW2) when fighting against Nazi Germany in Europe came to an end. On 8 May 1945, Prime Minister Winston Churchill made an announcement on the radio at 3pm that the war in Europe had come to an end, following Germany's surrender the day before. It is also extra special this year because it is the 75th anniversary!

Today I have attached an EXCELLENT powerpoint on VE day for you to have a look at. It is full of interesting information, photographs, videos and activities for you to do. Miss Good, our lovely Year 1 teacher (and head of History), has made it just for you. If you decide to make some bunting, cook a recipe, design a poster to put in your window or one of the other fab ideas, please send it through for us to have a look at.

Most importantly, take the time today and tomorrow to remember how much others have given and sacrificed for our country.

Also, the BBC will be broadcasting some special events tomorrow if you would like to watch:

11am - two minute silence

3pm - 'The Nation's Toast to the Heroes of WW2'. Grab a drink of water, juice, whatever you fancy, and say the following "To those who gave so much, we thank you."

Have an excellent day :)

Miss Hulands and Miss Wakley

File icon: pptx VE Day- 75th Anniversary-KS2 [pptx 18MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf VE Day activities [pdf 7MB] Click to download
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File icon: pdf Thursday Maths Problem Solving [pdf 222KB] Click to download

Maths

Thursday: Subtract fractions

In today’s lesson, we will be learning how to subtract fractions with different denominators and find term to term rules in fraction subtraction sequences.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-6/maths/subtract-fractions-year-6-wk2-4

  • Want more practise? Why not log on to Mathletics for more Maths tasks. 
  • Try today's problem solving activity attached to the main message

English

This week we are looking at a new genre of text - Information Leaflets!

Thursday: Information leaflets - Formality

In this lesson, we will be learning how to writing formally.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-6/english/information-leaflet-lesson-4-formality-year-6-wk2-4

History

How did Hitler rise to power?

In this lesson, we will learn about how Adolf Hitler ascended from fringe activitist to Chancellor and Dictator of Germany. We'll learn about how the Nazi Party was formed, and what it believed.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-6/foundation/how-did-hitler-rise-to-power-year-6-wk2-4

 

VE Day

Please read the powerpoint attached above for lots of fascinating facts and activities on VE Day. I have also attached a few activity packs with some fun tasks that you could do or create today and tomorrow. Don't forget to send some photos of your work if you would like to!

Story time

Carrie's War by Nina Bawden

Today, let's carry on listening to Episode 2 of 'Carrie's War' on BBC School Radio.

Carrie and Nick go to live at the grocers shop with Mr Evans and his sister, who they call Auntie Lou. Auntie Lou is kind, but tells them lots of house rules and how they should behave to in front of Mr Evans. When Carrie and Nick meet Mr Evans they see he’s a bully, but they manage to get along with him. That is, until Nick steals some biscuits...

Click here to listen to Episode 2 of the story.

Newsround

Read the article about VE Day on Newsround. After that, why not check out what other news stories are making headlines around the world! There is something interesting for everyone on Newsround!

Click here to read the article

 

Wednesday 6th May 2020

Happy Wednesday Year 6!

Today I have some new work to show from class JK....... how exciting! Tomorrow I will show you some of JJ's work, so don't forget to send something through if you'd like us to see it :)

Today we have: a newspaper report and setting description from Shiden, j2coding from Buddy, descriptive writing from Anabella and HEAPS of learning from Theia (maths, creative writing, art and book talk). What a brilliant job from you all! I can't wait to see what tomorrow will bring.

VE Day

The UK will be commemorating VE Day this Friday 8th May. VE Day, or Victory in Europe Day, marks the day towards the end of World War Two when fighting against Nazi Germany came to an end in Europe. It is also extra special this year because it is the 75th anniversary! We will be learning more about this important day tomorrow. Today I would love you to have a listen to a wonderful story called 'Carrie's War' - about a girl and her brother who were evacuated from London during World War II. Scroll down the page and have a go listening to Episode 1 today. 

Stay happy, stay positive, stay safe :)

Miss Hulands and Miss Wakley

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Maths

Wednesday: Add fractions

In today’s lesson, we will be learning how to add fractions with different denominators and find term to term rules in fraction addition sequences.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-6/maths/add-fractions-year-6-wk2-3

  • Want more practise? Why not log on to Mathletics for more Maths tasks. 
  • Try today's problem solving activity attached to the main message

English

This week we are looking at a new genre of text - Information Leaflets!

Wednesday: Information Leaflet - identifying features

In this lesson, we will be identifying features of an information leaflet.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-6/english/information-leaflet-lesson-3-identifying-features-year-6-wk2-3

Science

How do fossils provide evidence for evolution?

In this lesson, we are going to learn how fossils are formed and how they provide evidence for the theory of evolution. We will learn what the fossil record is and why there are parts missing from the record. In this lesson, you will need a piece of paper and a pencil.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-6/foundation/how-do-fossils-provide-evidence-for-evolution-year-6-wk2-3

Book Talk

Read the information leaflet about the restaurant (attached above). Answer the questions in your Home Learning book. Try the mild, spicy and hot questions!!!

Story time

Carrie's War by Nina Bawden

The UK will be commemorating VE Day this Friday. VE Day, or Victory in Europe Day, marks the day towards the end of World War Two when fighting against Nazi Germany came to an end in Europe. It is also extra special this year because it is the 75th anniversary! We will be learning more about this important day tomorrow.

Today, let's begin to listen to a famous children's book called 'Carrie's War' on BBC School Radio. Like many British children, Carrie was evacuated to the country during World War II.

Carrie and her younger brother Nick are evacuated to Wales to spend the war years with Mr Evans and his sister 'Auntie' Lou. Carrie and Nick spend much of their time at Druid's Bottom - a mysterious house where Hepzibah, the housekeeper, tells them strange stories about skulls and curses. Carrie and Nick settle into their new lives...and then Carrie does something she’ll regret for years to come.

Click here to listen to Episode 1 of the story.

Wildlife Trusts

This June, join thousands of people taking part in our annual nature challenge, 30 Days Wild! We want you to do one wild thing a day throughout the whole month: for your health, wellbeing and for the planet. That’s 30 simple, fun and exciting Random Acts of Wildness.

You’ll get a free, downloadable pack of goodies to help you plan your wild month, plus lots of ideas to inspire you to stay wild all throughout June (and beyond!). They will also email you additional, fun activities, from instructions for baking hedgehog cupcakes to a beginner’s guide to wildlife photography.

Make sure you ask your adults for permission to sign up for this!

Click here to sign up for your free pack of activities.

 

Tuesday 5th May 2020

Good morning Year 6!

I am so impressed with how hard some of you are working at home. A lot of you have an excellent routine of waking up in the morning, checking our morning message on the website and starting your learning for the day. Keep going with this excellent routine and you will be more than ready for secondary school come September!

Thank you for sending in some of your work on j2write. Today I am showing you the awesome work JL has sent in. Tomorrow I will show you some of JK's work, and on Thursday I will share from JJ. That gives you a day or two to send through some work to us if you'd like to!

Today we have: maths and a newspaper report from Luke, R.E, art from Oak Academy and an amazing bridge from Xandie, another creative bridge from Aditi, coding on Scratch from Nicolas, book talk answers from Matthew, and impressive work on engines (plus a beautiful rainbow) from Rein! Great job everyone! This week I would love to see some writing, book talk, R.E, maths, creative work or anything else you've been doing or making around the house.

Talk tomorrow :)

Miss Hulands and Miss Wakley

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Maths

Tuesday: Decimal equivalents of fractions

In today’s lesson, we will be learning how to convert a fraction to a decimal using different strategies.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-6/maths/decimal-equivalents-of-fractions-year-6-wk2-2

  • Want more practise? Why not log on to Mathletics for more Maths tasks. 
  • Try today's problem solving activity attached to the main message

English

This week we are looking at a new genre of text - Information Leaflets!

Tuesday: Information Leaflet Lesson 2 - reading focus

In this lesson, we are going to continue to look at understanding words in context.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-6/english/information-leaflet-lesson-2-reading-focus-year-6-wk2-2

Spanish

Introducing yourself in Spanish

In this lesson, we will recap our alphabet and numbers from last week, then we are going to learn how to greet people and introduce ourselves in Spanish! We will learn how to say our name and age in Spanish. For this lesson, you just need your brain and your voice! But you might want a pen and paper handy in case you want to write anything down.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-6/foundation/introducing-yourself-in-spanish-year-6-wk2-2

Book Talk

Read the different types of poems about the Great Fire of London. Answer the questions in your Home Learning book. (attached above).

R.E

The gift of the Holy Spirit for everyone.

We have been learning about the Holy Spirit. Think about how the power of the Holy Spirit is seen and changes lives.  The power of the Holy Spirit is for everyone.  All Christians are called to share the mission to spread the Gospel message.

Look at the R.E document (attached above) for your R.E lesson for today. You will need to read the story, then write a letter in your Home Learning book. Remember to watch the video first! Click here to view the video now. 

Creative Task

Ticket to travel

Are you like Miss Hulands and WISH you could travel somewhere new right now? I would love to be able to jump on a plane and head to a hot, sunny beach. Hmmmmm maybe Spain, or the south of France? 

Let's imagine together. Design a boarding pass for a destination you would love to visit. Which city will you fly in to? What is the name of the airport there? What airline will you fly? Share them on j2write or email the school if you would like to - I would love to see where in the world you would like to go!

Click here to see the instructions. A boarding pass template is also attached above, but you could draw or make your own out of cardboard and paper!

Monday 4th May 2020

Good Morning Year 6!

Welcome to a new week of home learning! We hope you had a fun weekend - I was so happy that the sun came out again. This week we will continue to use Oak Academy for most of our learning. Look below for your lessons today.

Miss Wakley and Mr Clerke are in school this week looking after the key worker children. I know they'll be having lots of fun!

I loved talking to lots of you last week on the phone. Some of you even wished me a happy birthday! It put a HUGE smile on my face. I've put some photos up of the beautiful flowers and presents that some of my wonderful friends and family sent me in the post (my family in Australia sent me the teddy bear, along with some flowers and chocolates. How cute is that?!?). It made me feel very loved, and even though we can't see all our friends and family at the moment, we can still stay in touch and show others that we care about them. Have you sent any of your friends or family a letter or card in the post?

It was so great to hear what you've been up to at home. You've been going on daily walks, riding your bikes and scooters, gardening, making slime and helping your siblings. What an excellent bunch of human beings you are!

Make sure you continue to work as hard as you can this week Year 6. Secondary school is coming up very soon and we want you to be prepared and ready for all the learning you will do there.

Prayers

Please join us again this morning at 10am for our video assembly available in the Catholic Life of the School section of the website. Daily prayers for the rest of the week are available and can also be accessed in the Catholic Life of the School section of the website.

Have a fabulous Monday :)

Miss Hulands and Miss Wakley

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Maths

Monday: Decimal and fraction equivalence

In today’s lesson we will be learning how to compare equivalent decimals and fractions.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-6/maths/decimal-and-fraction-equivalence-year-6-wk2-1

  • Want more practise? Why not log on to Mathletics for more Maths tasks. 
  • Try today's problem solving activity attached to the main message

English

This week we are looking at a new genre of text - Information Leaflets!

Monday: Information Leaflet - reading focus

In this lesson, we are going to look at understanding words in context.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-6/english/information-leaflet-lesson-1-reading-focus-year-6-wk2-1

History

Was the Treaty of Versailles fair?

In today's lesson, we will be learning about the peace treaty drawn up in Versailles by the Allies. We'll study the Big Three, and what their aims were following the defeat of Germany.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-6/foundation/was-the-treaty-of-versailles-fair-year-6-wk2-1

Book Talk

Read the information text about some of the WORST jobs children had during the Victorian era. Answer the VIPER questions in your Home Learning book. (attached above).

Maths on the Move

Try some of these fun and active Maths activities at home. Get up and move while you practise your Maths skills!

Click here to check it out

Mind Up

Mindful Listening

Our five senses help us to interpret the world around us. Mindful listening helps us choose which sounds to focus our attention on and helps us to be thoughtful in the way we hear and respond to others.

Scroll down to the Mind Up section below for a video and some activities to try today!

Also click here to try the Listening Game with Cosmic Kids.

Friday 1st May 2020

Good morning Year 6!

HAPPY FRIDAY 

What a great week it has been! All of you are doing amazingly well adapting to learning at home. Lots of you have been telling us about all the fun things you have been doing like baking, making art and gardening. We miss you all so much and can't wait to see you soon. Our favourite part of the week is speaking to you on the phone. Today there are some fun activities for you to complete. 

Assembly

Every Thursday at 11am the National Academy online lead an assembly. Yesterday's was all about Hope. Click here to view it: https://www.thenational.academy/assembly

Pyjamarama

Book Trust are doing a very exciting event for all of the family called, Pyjamarama! There's only a couple of things you need to do; visit this webpage and refresh it throughout the day https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/have-some-fun/pyjamarama/pyjamarama-festival/ , check out the line up to the left, wear your pyjamas and most importantly have FUN! You can pick and choose what activities you want to take part in. We're going to be checking out the event too in our pyjamas. One more thing we would LOVE from you are...photos. Please send in any photos of yourselves in pyjamas doing some of the activities from the day. Don't you worry we will be getting some too! 

 

Miss Hulands and I have uploaded a photo of us reading below. We are reading the same book at the moment! We would love to know what you have been reading. 

 

Have a fun-filled day and a great weekend,

 

Miss Wakley, Miss Hulands and Mr Clerke :)

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Maths

Friday: Compare Fractions greater than one

In today’s lesson we will be exploring improper fractions and mixed numbers, including converting between the two.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-6/maths/compare-fractions-greater-than-one-year-6-wk1-5

  • Want more practise? Why not log on to Mathletics for more Maths tasks. 
  • Try today's problem solving activity attached to the main message OR feel like you need more practise using visuals  first? Please see the differentiated worksheets attached above for this. The answers are on the last page. 

English

Friday: Writing a Newspaper Report

In this lesson, we are going to write a newspaper report. (Please see attached above a Template and also a word mat as a visual reminder). You watched this clip last Friday, but please watch it again for a refresher. 

https://www.thenational.academy/year-6/english/newspaper-writing-a-newspaper-report-year-6-wk1-5

  • You have worked hard over the past two weeks to learn about the layout and features of a newspaper report, as well as how to use quotes in an article.
  • Today you will get to use all of these skills to write a newspaper report based on the inspirational Tom Moore (use the article above to help guide you).
  1. You can either do this work straight into your Home learning book or you can do it into j2write and then we can give you feedback.
  2. Think about your front cover design, a headline and a picture with caption. We have attached a newspaper template above if you would like to use this to help you.
  3. Don't forget to take a photo if you have done it into your books. We can't wait to see them!

Creative Task

Try and build your very own bridge, out of any material you want or can find.

Send us in your pictures afterwards! 

Texture Treasure Hunt

In this lesson we will create a frottage patchwork from rubbings of textured objects which you find around your home. You will need a pencil and paper.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-6/foundation/texture-treasure-hunt-year-6-wk1-5

RE

 Learning intention: On the road to Emmaus

Immediately after the Resurrection of Jesus from the dead, the disciples were unsure and uncertain of the significance of what had happened, until they had met with Jesus who helped them understand. 

  1. Watch interactive clip of the Road to Emmaus: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8rdlQ99Cb-g
  2. Read the scripture attached to the main message.

Key Questions:

Q      Why did Luke describe the disciples as having ‘faces full of sadness’?

Q      What do you think the disciples meant, and what were their expectations, when they said ‘the Promised One who would set Israel free’?

Q      How did Jesus help the disciples understand what was happening?

Q      What was it about the ‘breaking of bread’ that made the disciples recognise Jesus?

Q      How did the disciples feel when they recognised the Risen Christ?

Learning task:

Design a storyboard to show what happened on the road to Emmaus.  Annotate the images to show you understand how the disciples knew it was Jesus when they reflected on their experiences. (Use the template attached to complete this)

Music

Learning intention: Sound insulation

  1. How can you make a sound louder or quieter?
  2. Why is stopping sound important?
  3. Watch this clip about the volume of sound: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zgffr82/articles/zqtdpbk

Task:

  1. You are going to plan a test to measure or observe how well different materials muffle sound
  2. Read through this teaching presentation: https://www.slideserve.com/liam/which-material-is-best-for-muffling-sound

Things to consider:

  • See if you can find some of the following materials- bubble wrap, towel, foam, blanket.
  • You will be testing which material is best at muffling sound.
  • Which material will do the best job? Why?
  • How will you make fair comparisons of whether the sound is muffled or not?
  • What sound source will you use?
  • What equipment will you need? How will you test it?
  • How will you ensure your results are reliable and fair?
  • How will you record your results?
  • Are there any instruments that can be used to measure sound levels?
  • What did you find out? Did that surprise you?
  • You can record your learning in your book or on j2write.

Thursday 30th April 2020

Good morning Year 6!

I can't believe it is already Thursday. I know that Miss Hulands and I have really enjoyed speaking to all of you this week and have been having some lovely conversations about your work and what you have been doing. If you haven't heard from me yet please don't panic, I will continue to ring today and tomorrow. 

The legend that is Captain Tom

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Captain Tom Moore is the inspirational WW2 veteran who set himself a challenge to walk 100 lengths of his garden before his 100th birthday, with the aim of raising £1000 for NHS Charities Together. Not only has Tom successfully achieved his 100 lengths, but he has smashed his target and has raised only £29, 597, 515 million for charity (when I checked this morning at 6am, it might have changed again!). 

Have a go at the fun activity attached to this message all about Tom Moore. What fun facts did you find out about him? Why don't you get creative and make a poster about him.

Amazing work

Today we have featured some examples of great work that we have been receiving. We will do the same tomorrow, so keep sending over all your hard work. You can send a picture via email if you would like.

We hope you have a productive day!

Miss Wakley, Miss Hulands and Mr Clerke :)

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Amazing work

Maths

Thursday: Compare Fractions Less Than One

In today’s lesson we will be comparing and ordering fractions less than one, using the most efficient strategy.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-6/maths/compare-fractions-less-than-one-year-6-wk1-4

  • Want more practise? Why not log on to Mathletics for more Maths tasks. 
  • Try today's problem solving activity attached to the main message.

Go to this website for a reminder of how to find the Lowest Common Denominator: https://www.mathsisfun.com/least-common-denominator.html

English

Thursday: Newspaper- using direct speech to write quotes

In this lesson, we are going to use the rules of direct speech to write quotes.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-6/english/newspaper-using-direct-speech-to-write-quotes-year-6-wk1-4

Creative activity

Why not get creative today and make your own slime. You can use the the information attached below to guide you or you can use a method you prefer. The messier, the better. I can't wait to see pictures of this!

History

Why were so many lives lost on the Western Front?

In today's lesson, we will be learning about the major events of the First World War, including trench warfare, the Battle of the Somme, and why America joined the war.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-6/foundation/why-were-so-many-lives-lost-on-the-western-front-year-6-wk1-4

Science

Learning intention: The different forms of energy

Electricity can be created in a variety of ways. You are going to try and answer the questions below whilst watching a clip about the different forms of energy.

1) Watch this clip about how electricity is made: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/primary-science-how-is-electricity-made/zfhfgwx

Key questions:

  • How is energy made? 
  • What are the different types of energy?
  • Burning fossil fuels (oil, gas, coal) at power stations, using wind power generated by wind turbines, using solar power generated by the sun and using water power (sometimes called hydropower) generated by running or falling water.  

Task:

  • Choose one form of energy and find out how it works, what it needs, what it provides and how it provides energy. Is it sustainable?
  • How does energy affect the environment?
  • Are there alternative forms of energy that are not as damaging?
  • You can present your information as a poster, presentation, or word document. If you want to get creative please do.

Art

Make your own Leonardo Da Vinci flip book

What will I need to create an interactive flip book?

  • Scissors
  • Stapler
  • Glue stick
  • Coloured pencils/ crayons

https://www.weirdunsocializedhomeschoolers.com/leonardo-da-vinci-activity/ (Free printable see attached above)

OR 

Can't print the attachment, why not create your own flip book?

 

Wednesday 29th April 2020

Good morning Year 6,

We all just want to start by saying we are so PROUD of all of you! You are all amazing and doing so well with all the home learning and being away from school. We miss you and hope to see you soon. 

This week we have received some really lovely work, so tomorrow we will post a selection of some of the great work. Keep it coming and thank you so much, it brightens our day. 

A special message

Today is a very special day, it is Miss Hulands, Mrs De Souza and Mr Glennon's birthday! Please see the attachment below for a birthday celebration I prepared earlier. 

A message from Mrs Lucchini...

Please send JL a big hug from me. I think of them all the time and hope that they are studying at home and being positive. I can't wait to come back and work and be with them. Have a nice day JL :) Love Mrs Lucchini xx

The Giraffe 

We received a lovely story from Calleigh saying that she was going for her daily exercise and walked past Regent's Park. She went past the giraffes at London Zoo and was amazed by the big sign at the back that said supporting 'Our NHS'. She took a beautiful picture of the giraffe just in front of the sign, looking like it was posing for the picture and coud not stop laughing. She wanted to share it with everyone and it certainly brightened our day. Happy Wednesday! Thank you Calleigh :) 

We will be calling you over the next few days to check in with how you have been finding the work this week. 

Don't forget to check out the Wednesday Word in the Daily Prayers section of the website.

Take care and have fun!

Miss Wakley, Miss Hulands and Mr Clerke 

 

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Maths

Wednesday: Finding Equivalent Fractions

In today’s lesson we will be explore the relationship between the numerator and denominator (between and within fractions), find factors and reason about simplifying fractions.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-6/maths/finding-equivalent-fractions-year-6-wk1-3

  • Want more practise? Why not log on to Mathletics for more Maths tasks. 
  • Try today's problem solving activity attached to the main message.

English

Wednesday: Newspaper- identifying features of a text 

In this lesson, we are going to identify the features of a newspaper report.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-6/english/newspaper-identifying-features-of-a-text-year-6-wk1-3

Booktalk

Today, you are going to read about the History of Electricity and answer some comprehension questions about this text. 

There are different levels you can choose from for the comprehension and the questions, you can do either one star, two stars or three stars. It will become harder in difficulty.

(The comprehension and questions are attached to the main message above).

Science 

What is the Theory of Evolution?

In today’s lesson we look at Darwin’s observations from his trip on the HMS Beagle. We will then put all his observations together to see how Darwin came up with his theory. His theory is called evolution. We will apply this new knowledge to two other examples of evolution, mice and giraffes.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-6/foundation/what-is-the-theory-of-evolution-year-6-wk1-3

RE

This week we will begin our new topic - ‘Transformation’ (Pentecost - the celebration of the Spirit’s transforming power)

Introduction to the Holy Spirit

Christians believe that the Spirit of God is active in each person and in a special way in the community of believers, which is the Church.  It is the work of the Spirit to enable people to hear God’s message, to respond and share it.  The feast of Pentecost is a celebration of the gift of God’s Spirit and its transforming power.

1. Watch the video below to learn more about how and why God sent the Holy Spirit:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMQKy1Mx49M

2. Go through the 'Symbols of the Holy Spirit' powerpoint to find out how the Holy Spirit is represented in different ways (attached above)

Task:

3. Create a piece of art using one or more of the symbols of the Holy Spirit (seen in the powerpoint above). You could use the examples in the Home learning document to inspire you. It could be a drawing, painting, collage, book mark, 3D model, or even origami! Follow the link below to make an origami dove: https://young-catholics.com/205/make-an-origami-dove/

Send us a photo of your wonderful creation on j2Write or email the school!

BBC School Radio

Explore fun videos and songs to sing along to. This resource has music and drama opportunities- from William Shakespeare to WWII. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/primary-music-ks1--ks2-index/z6762sg

Tuesday 28th April 2020

Good morning Year 6!

How did your first day of online learning with Oak Academy go? We will be ringing you over the next few days to check in with you and also welcome any feedback you may have. Today you will see that we have attached the Home Learning document that shows the brief outline of the work for the week (please see below). We hope you are also all managing to keep fit and healthy and do your daily workout with Joe Wicks.

Miss Hulands and Mr Clerke are in school this week looking after the key worker children and I can't wait to hear what they get up to! 

Just to let you know....

At 11.00am today there will be a minutes silence across the UK to remember keyworkers who have lost their lives, if you would like to join in please do.

The Book of Hopes

Words and Pictures to Comfort, Inspire and Entertain Children in Lockdown

Completely free for all children and families, the extraordinary collection of short stories, poems, essays and pictures has contributions from more than 110 children’s writers and illustrators, including Lauren Child, Anthony Horowitz, Greg James and Chris Smith, Michael Morpurgo, Liz Pichon, Axel Scheffler, Francesca Simon, Jacqueline Wilson – and Katherine herself.

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

Read the book for free here: https://literacytrust.org.uk/family-zone/9-12/book-hopes/

j2e- a shout out!

Also, if you would like to receive feedback on any work you complete, do upload it onto j2e. Grace in year 5 is the superstar of the week so far. She has been very busy uploading her work and it is of a very high quality, well done Grace! Keep up the great work!

Have a terrific Tuesday!

Miss Wakley, Miss Hulands and Mr Clerke

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Maths

Tuesday: Understanding Equivalence 

In today’s lesson you will be identifying equivalence using pictorial representations of fractions, then numerical representations and finally simplify fractions.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-6/maths/understanding-equivalence-year-6-wk1-2

  • Want more practise? Why not log on to Mathletics for more Maths tasks. 
  • Try today's problem solving activity attached to the main message.

 

English

Tuesday: Reading Comprehension- Fact Retrieval 

In this lesson, we are going to learn how to retrieve information from a text.

Your lesson is based on an extract from the book Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban  by J.K. Rowling. You will build on your skills of retrieving information from yesterday's lesson. 

https://www.thenational.academy/year-6/english/newspaper-reading-comprehension-fact-retrieval-year-6-wk1-2

Booktalk

Meet the 'Father of Electricity', Michael Faraday! 

You are going to read the text and answer comprehension questions on it. (The comprehension text, questions and answers will be attached with the main message.) 

Spanish

El alfabeto y los números

In this lesson we are going to learn about where Spanish is spoken in the world and we are going to learn the Spanish alphabet as well as numbers 1-10. You will need some paper and a pen or pencil for this lesson.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-5/foundation/el-alfabeto-y-los-numeros-year-5-wk1-2

Science 

Learning intention: Current and Voltage

Prior learning recap: Go through the teaching PowerPoint on Circuits and Symbols. (Please see attached above)

Activities as you go through the PowerPoint: 

  • Circuits: What is a circuit? What parts do all circuits contain? Can you draw a circuit which includes a bulb? All children draw a circuit containing a bulb.
  • Circuit Diagram: Reveal a correct circuit diagram. How close is your drawing to this one? What did you miss out? Is there anything about this circuit diagram you don’t remember or understand?

Main learning for today’s lesson:

Activities as you go through the presentation:

  • Current and Voltage: Watch the BBC video about Current and Voltage. Write notes about the main points related to current and voltage.
  • How Many Volts? Examine a range of different batteries and check the number of volts each one supplies.

Follow the rest of the instructions that can be found in the Home Learning Document. 

David Walliams

Check out David Walliams COOL website where you can download fun activities, watch clips and play some fun educational games: https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/

Check out some of the recordings of his books that have already been made:

https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

Monday 27th April 2020

Good morning Year 6!

Today as a school we start our online learning journey with Oak National Academy online classroom. We are starting with Week 1. There will be a teacher guiding you through your learning with modelled examples and quizzes for you to do.

Below we will attach everything you need to complete your lessons this week and signpost you to anything extra you might need. 

We will continue to use the same format to provide you with information for each subject. Tomorrow we will upload a Home Learning document to give you guidance of what the week will look like.

Prayers: Please join us again this morning at 10am for our second video assembly available in the Catholic Life of the School section of the website. In this assembly we will reflect on how we meet with Jesus today at Mass, in both the Liturgy of the Word and the Liturgy of the Eucharist. Daily prayers for the rest of the week are available and can also be accessed in the Catholic Life of the School section of the website. Why not join in at 10am every day?

Take care and happy learning,

Miss Wakley and Miss Hulands :) 

File icon: pdf Interview Electrical engineer [pdf 924KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Yr6 Electrical engineer Questions [pdf 1MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Yr6 Electrical engineer Answers [pdf 1MB] Click to download

Maths

This week we will be learning about FRACTIONS.

You will be led through your learning by a teacher.  

In this first unit we are studying fractions. We will be deepening your knowledge of fractions from year 5 by looking at equivalent fractions, comparing and calculating with fractions. In today’s lesson we will be exploring different ways of representing fractions. Some of today’s lesson should be familiar as it is revision of what you learnt in Year 5.


Monday: Lesson 1 –  Representing Fractions

https://www.thenational.academy/year-6/maths/representing-fractions-year-6-wk1-1/

Want more practise? Why not log on to Mathletics for more Maths tasks. 

English

This week we are continuing to learn about: NEWSPAPER REPORTS

In today's lesson you will be learning how to retrieve information from a text. You will be led through your learning by a teacher. 

Monday: Reading Comprehension- fact retrieval

https://www.thenational.academy/year-6/english/newspaper-reading-comprehension-fact-retrieval-year-6-wk1-1

Booktalk

Find out what it's like to be an electrical engineering whizz with this inspirational interview with Nikita Hari. 

You are going to read the text and answer comprehension questions on it. (The comprehension text, questions and answers will be attached with the main message.) 

History

What caused the First World War to break out?

In today's lesson, we will be learning about the events leading up to the First World War. This will involve understanding the unification of Germany in the nineteenth century, and taking a look at the MAIN factors which set the conditons for the great war: militarism, imperialism, alliances and nationalism.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-6/foundation/what-caused-the-first-world-war-to-break-out-year-6-wk1-1

Music

Sounds produced by instruments

Today you are going to be listening to the different sounds that instruments make and seeing if you can identify and describe the sounds.

Choose three instruments to listen to from this selection of instruments: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yh_gXf_VK9g

  • How is each sound made?
  • What is your favourite instrument?
  • How do the instruments produce the sound?
  • Can you describe the sound they made?
  • Watch this clip about the different sounds that instruments can make: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/z8s9jxs

  • What did you learn from it?

Art

Make your own Leonardo Da Vinci Glider Paper Model

Leonardo Da Vinci was quite the inventor and made designs for several machines that were actually made centuries later. Try one of your own by making a Da Vinci inspired glider model. Just print, cut and fold according to the instructions.

https://papermau.blogspot.com/2014/02/leonardo-da-vinci-glider-paper-model-by.html Scroll down and clip the link and then print!

OR

Alternatively, why not design and build your own glider? Get creative :) 

Friday 24th April 2020

Happy Fri-yay Year 6!

Wow, what a busy week. We are so proud of you all and the amazing effort you are putting in to your home learning. You are trying hard and achieving great things. Remember, do what works best for you and your family. Have a lovely weekend.

From Miss Hulands and Miss Wakley :)

SHOUT OUT OF THE DAY

Shout out of the day goes to Xandie, who has made an incredible electrical circuit at home (with the help of an adult - safety first!). I am so impressed that you did not give up, and kept changing and trying new things until you got it right. You improvised with objects you had at home too. You are thinking just like a scientist Xandie! Watch his video below.

SUPER Science:

File icon: pdf Newspaper Report Template [pdf 65KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Reading Crossword Level 1 [pdf 1006KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Reading Crossword Level 2 [pdf 2MB] Click to download
File icon: mp4 Xandie Science [mp4 105MB] Click to download

Maths

This week we have been learning about ANGLES. Follow the link below to the website:

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

Have a go at today's Maths activity Angles in a triangle (missing angles)

You can also try the Friday Maths Challenge on the White Rose website!

 

Writing

Today we will be writing our VERY OWN newspaper report. You have worked hard this week to learn about the layout and features of a newspaper report, as well as how to use quotes in an article. Today you will get to use all of these skills to write a newspaper report based on Harry Potter.

Please click on the link below for your lesson. Work your way through the presentation and complete the tasks. You will be asked to pause the presentation at different points to do some writing. Do this straight in to your Home Learning blue book. When you have finished your newspaper report, maybe you could write it up neatly as a newspaper front cover! I have attached a newspaper template above if you would like to use this to help you. Don't forget to include a headline and draw a picture with a caption to go along with your report. 

Take a photo and send your work to me through j2write! I can't wait to see them!

https://www.thenational.academy/year-6/english/newspaper-writing-a-newspaper-report-year-6-wk1-5/

Reading

Crossword Puzzle time! Read the newspaper stories from First News, and then try the puzzle. To help you, we have underlined the answers to the crossword puzzle clues in the stories – but you will need to match the correct word with each clue! You can try the Level 1 crossword, or Level 2 if you want a challenge! (attached above)

STEM Challenge

Da Vinci's Bridge:

  • One of Leonardo da Vinci’s sketches shows a self-supporting arched bridge, which didn’t require anything else to hold it up. 

  • Complete your own bridge with things like lollipop sticks, rulers, pencils – experiment! Once complete, test it’s strength with different objects – each one heavier than the last!

  • Hints and tips: Check out these clips to see different ways this challenge could be completed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ksTe0dhvGdg

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8sEa3MXXzw8

TATE Kids

  • Make Pop Art, decorate spring eggs, learn about Impressionism, take a fun quiz. 
  • Make a friendship bracelet, make marbled foam, create a chocolate painting. 
  • These are just some of the very COOL activities Tate Kids has got on offer for you. 
  • We hope you enjoy!

https://www.tate.org.uk/kids

Live Science Experiments!

Today the Global Science Show takes place on Twitter, with fun science demos every TEN minutes from scientists around the world. Get watching! 

https://mobile.twitter.com/GlobalSciShow?fbclid=IwAR1kmNZt3sOnSAmNHZY1IjvQ1QbuqujRkrWiw64ry7Kwo1iTpzqngcacVWE

Thursday 23rd April 2020

Good morning Year 6!

Is it really Thursday already? This week is FLYING by! I am loving this beautiful, sunny weather and have tried to go for a walk or sit in my garden each day. Yesterday I received a surprise in the post.......an Easter parcel full of chocolate eggs (and other little presents) from my family all the way in Australia! It got here a little bit late, but it made me so happy. Are any of you still eating chocolate eggs from Easter?

j2write

I am hoping some of you will upload some work, attach a photo of something cool you've done at home or send us a message on j2write. Maybe you could even tell me a joke! Please log on to your MyUSO today and give it a go. The instructions on how to do this are in our message from yesterday. I would love to hear how you are and see some of your fabulous work! Miss Wakley and I will then be able to write a message back to you!

Staying in contact

Remember, please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions, queries or problems with accessing resources as we are very happy to help! This can be done either when we ring you each week or by sending an email to office@stmaryangels.co.uk  and they will send it through to us.

Fabio's Fantastic Solar System

Thank you to Fabio for sending a fabulous video of him creating and designing the solar system. Well done, we were very impressed! Please see his video attached below.

Work for today

  • Today we have tried a new structure to lay out and provide the work you need for each subject to make it a bit clearer. Please see below. Again, all the resources you need will be either attached below or in the Home Learning document at the top of the page. There is some excellent music and mindfulness activities for you to complete, along with our very important Maths, Writing and Reading. 
  • We hope you are enjoying your first week back of home learning.

Happy Learning!

Miss Hulands and Miss Wakley

File icon: mp4 Fabio's solar system [mp4 445MB] Click to download
File icon: docx Problem solving [docx 434KB] Click to download
File icon: ppt Punctuating Speech PowerPoint [ppt 2MB] Click to download
File icon: ppt Quotations [ppt 1MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Reading Comprehension Thursday [pdf 1MB] Click to download

Maths

This week we have been learning about ANGLES. Each day there will be a video to watch and a worksheet with activities to complete. You can do the activities straight into your Home Learning books – no need to print the worksheet! Follow the link below to the website:

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

Have a go at today's Maths activity – Angles in a triangle (special cases)

You can also log on to Mathletics for some extra practise.

 

Writing

Today we are going to learn about quotes in newspaper reports. 

Your Tasks - Watch and listen to the resources below in this order:

1. Watch this BBC Bitesize clip and then do the quiz - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvwwxnb/articles/ztcp97h

2. Read the powerpoint 'Punctuating Speech' (attached above). Take your time and work through the powerpoint slowly. Make notes in your Home Learning book, just like we do in class. 

3. Read the powerpoint 'Quotations' (attached above) and complete the activities in the powerpoint into your Home Learning book.

 

Reading

Comprehension - answer the questions (attached above - Reading Comprehension Thursday)

DON’T FORGET: Check back in the text to find your answer/evidence.

Music

Giuseppe Verdi (or 'Joe Green' in English!) was an Italian composer who dominated the Italian opera scene in the late 19th Century. Verdi's first opera – 'Oberto', written in 1839 – was a big success. But his second was a total flop. At this point he claimed that he would never compose again. This vow didn't last long though and in 1842 he wrote his most popular opera: 'Nabucco'. He went on to write 29 operas in total and became pretty wealthy as a result. He spent many years travelling around Europe, composing, teaching and going to star-studded premieres. His music was soon being performed all over the world and he had become a bit of a celebrity. He remained so for the rest of his life.

Listen to Vikki Stone introduce Verdi's 'Dies Irae' and 'Tuba Mirum' from 'Requiem’: 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/ten-pieces/KS2-giuseppe-verdi-dies-irae-and-tuba-mirum-from-requiem/zmvs2sg

  • Complete the task in the Home Learning document.

Problem Solving

Please see our NEW daily Maths problem solving document (attached above).

Star Wars Mindful Minute

Don't forget to try some Mind-up activities this week. Out topic is Mindful Awareness. Scroll down to the MindUP section to find some activities or alternatively give Star Wars Mindful Minute a go. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wfrpv6qpDec

Wednesday 22nd April 2020

Hello Year 6!

It was so lovely to speak to lots of you on the phone yesterday. I've been missing you all so much! Hearing your happy voices really cheered me up and made my day. I couldn't get through to some of you on your parents' phones, but don't worry, I will try and ring you back today. Otherwise I will call again next week.

I am going to upload a document (it is attached below) that will show you how to save work on to J2write. You will need your MyUSO log in details for this. You can type up some school work, take photos of your work and copy them into the document, or even ask me a question or write me a message. As soon as you save your work, I will be able to see it! Give it a go today.

Happy Earth Day

Earth Day is an annual event celebrated around the world on April 22 to demonstrate support for environmental protection.

Click below to find out more:

https://www.earthday.org/earth-day-live/

Maths:

Today for Maths we would like you to do Lesson 2- Angles in a triangle (On the White Rose website link below, you will find this in 'Summer Term - Week 1 (w/c 20 April)

Don't forget each day there will be a video to watch and a worksheet with activities to complete. You can do the activities straight into your Home Learning books – no need to print the worksheet! Follow the link below to the website:

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

I have also set you tasks on angles on Mathletics - log on and check them out!

Writing:

NEWSPAPER REPORTS!

Today we are going to learn about the features of a newspaper report. Think about these questions before you start:

What is the purpose of a newspaper?

What are the different parts of a newspaper called?

What is found on the front page of a newspaper?

What type of language is used in a newspaper report?

Your Tasks - Watch and listen to the resources below in this order:

1. Watch this BBC Bitesize clip and then do the quiz - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z2yycdm/articles/z2gk9qt

2. Read the powerpoint 'Features of a Newspaper Report' (attached below). Take your time and work through the powerpoint slowly. Make notes in your Home Learning book, just like we do in class. At the end you will read the article 'Roman Coin Suprise for Mrs Ship'. Find the features and write them in your Home Learning book.

3. Read the poster 'What's in a Newspaper Report?' (attached below). Look at ALL the features around the page.

4. Using the front page article from First News this week - 'Local Heroes', write down all the features you can find in your Home Learning books, including: The headline, the 5 W's, facts about the main events, quotes from people, examples of third and first person words, captions

Reading: 

Comprehension - answer the questions (attached below - Reading Comprehension Wednesday). There are 4 texts to choose from. You can do one of them, or all of them! Your choice :)

DON’T FORGET: Check back in the text to find your answer/evidence.

Religion:

This week we will look at the topic 'Death and New Life.' 

  • Today's learning focus: Good Friday of the Passion of the Lord
  • Good Friday is an important day for Christians.  In some towns, there is a walk of witness, where Christians from many different churches walk together and hold a public prayer to remember the death of Jesus.
  • Read the scripture provided from John's Gospel in the home learning document and answer the follow-up questions.

Then Pilate handed Jesus over to them to be crucified. So, they took charge of Jesus. He went out, carrying his cross, and came to The Place of the Skull, as it is called.

  • Watch this clip on how Jesus might have felt: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-blALAEijZI
  • Your task today is to write a newspaper report of the death of Jesus for the Jerusalem Times. You will need to include interviews with eye-witnesses which describe their beliefs, ideas, feelings and experiences of being at the event. Use the template attached to structure your news report.

Have FUN :)

Miss Hulands and Miss Wakley

File icon: pptx Features of a Newspaper Report PowerPoint [pptx 4MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf What's in a newspaper report poster [pdf 1MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Reading Comprehension Wednesday [pdf 5MB] Click to download
File icon: docx J2write guide [docx 726KB] Click to download
File icon: docx Jerusalem times template [docx 119KB] Click to download

Tuesday 21st April 2020

Good morning Year 6!

Today you will start learning about Electricity for our new science topic! To get you ready for this we have decided to share with you some biographical information about the incredible Benjamin Franklin, the inventor of electricity on earth. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B454HvxfrWY

Please see below a range of exciting activities for you today:

Maths:

Today for Maths we would like you to do Lesson 1- Vertically opposite angles (On the White Rose website link below, you will find this in 'Summer Term - Week 1 (w/c 20 April)

Don't forget each day there will be a video to watch and a worksheet with activities to complete. You can do the activities straight into your Home Learning books – no need to print the worksheet! Follow the link below to the website:

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

You can also log on to Mathletics and do extra practise!

Writing:

NEWSPAPER REPORTS!

What kinds of things are found in a newspaper? Today you are going to be a reporter and go on a ‘news scavenger hunt’! 

Find as many items on the checklist as you can. Maybe you could even come up with some of your own items to add to the checklist. Good luck reporters!

You will need:

  • A newspaper (Look around your house to see if you can find any newspapers, or use this week's edition of First News)
  • The 'news scavenger hunt' checklist (attached below)
  • A book/paper to write on
  • A keen eye!

Reading: 

In today's booktalk lesson we would like you to continue to read this week's edition of 'First News'- there are LOADS of fun and fascinating articles, and a few fun games to complete. 

What fascinating facts did you learn? Did anything surprise you? Is there anything you would like to find out about more? Would you like to be a journalist?

Science:

This term we will be looking at Electricity. You may not know it, but you're using electricity all the time, even when you're not thinking about it. If you turn on lights in your house, heat or cool you house in the winter and summer, or charge your phone or play on your gaming system, then you are using electricity.

Electricity is the flow of an electrical power or charge from sources of energy like coal or oil. Basically, electricity helps us use daily items around the house so we have lights to see at night and charge phones to use to call our family and friends. However, electricity was not always something that humans used the way we do today.

Watch this clip to find out all about Electricity: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z2882hv/articles/zcwnv9q

This week we will be looking at the symbols that are used to represent a simple circuit in a diagram.

Finding out about circuits and electricity

Watch these clips and then go on to the learning document and see if you can answer the questions and build your own simple circuit. What components do you need for it to work?

What is a circuit? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSSkZ9F7Bng

What is electricity? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uf76pThNXZc

Have a great Tuesday!

Miss Wakley and Miss Hulands :) 

Monday 20th April 2020

Good Morning Year 6 :)

Welcome back to home learning! We hope you've had a great rest the past few weeks, and enjoyed doing some of your favourite interests and hobbies at home - maybe cooking, drawing, building or singing/dancing (whatever it is that makes your heart happy and puts a big smile on your face!). Miss Wakley and I have really missed messaging you each day and we're excited to start the new term with you all.

Don't forget to try your best and do whatever works for you!

The same as last term, you will find a learning document at the top of our page that has your learning in it for this week (make sure you go and read it now!!!). Miss Wakley and I will give you extra resources each day to help you with some of the lessons. Have a go at today's lessons below:

Maths: 

 Lesson 1 –  ANGLES

We have some catching up to do Year 6, so you will need to watch THREE videos today. You will find the three videos below in the 'Week 2' section of the website. Complete as many activities on the sheets as you can. If you can't do them all or don't have time, that is ok. Just try your best.

Part 1: Measure with a protractor

Part 2: Introduce Angles

Part 3: Calculate Angles

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

 

Writing:

This week we are starting to learn about a new genre - NEWSPAPER REPORTS!

News reports are found in newspapers and are designed to provide people with information about what is happening in the world. News is new information and is usually about something that has just happened. All news reports follow a certain structure and have the same key features.

Cold Task - Today, have a go writing a newspaper report about ANY topic you choose. What do you already know about newspaper reports? What features do they have? How are they layed out on a page?

 

Reading: 

This week you will be looking at a real newspaper designed especially for young people like you.

Today you will begin to read the latest edition of ‘First News’ - it is FULL of current, interesting, exciting news stories.  You will read news, sports, entertainment, interviews and more.  Remember - you can read a newspaper in ANY order you like. Jump to the stories that interest you first! Try to read as many different sections as you can. Click on the link below to open First News.

 

Art:

Who is Leonardo Da Vinci? 

Leonardo Da Vinci was born in 1452 in Italy. He is famous for his painting of the Mona Lisa, but he also wrote thousands of pages of notes in his journals. However he wasn’t just a great painter. Da Vinci was also a sculptor, an architect, a poet, a composer, a scientist, a mathematician and an inventor. It’s hard to believe that one man could possibly have that many talents. Leonardo Da Vinci was a genius and perhaps one of the most remarkable men that has ever lived.

Watch this clip to find out more about him: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/science-ks2-discovering-the-work-of-Leonardo-da-Vinci/zhn47nb

Look at the learning document to find some art activities to do, now that you have watched the clip.

Enjoy your learning today!

Miss Hulands and Miss Wakley :)

 

File icon: pdf First News April17-23 [pdf 8MB] Click to download

Learning Links

Hi JL!

I've put a list of links to some learning websites that I would like you to visit. For a few of them you will need your log-in details. For others, you won't need to log-in at all!

Try and visit one or more of these websites each day for some great learning experiences.

From,

Miss Hulands :)

External Link Icon Newsround
JL you can continue watching Newsround each day, just like we do at school. Catch up on all the latest news happening around the world!
External Link Icon Bug Club
Read books online, answer comprehension questions and play spelling games
External Link Icon Mathletics
Complete Maths tasks that Miss Hulands has set for you
External Link Icon MyUSO
Access lots of great learning websites
External Link Icon BBC Music
Learn all about different elements of music
External Link Icon Pobble
A writing task for each day. Check it out!

Happy Easter!

A very Happy Easter to everyone in class JL. I hope you are enjoying some wonderful family time and the beautiful weather. Some of you will be eating chocolate and spending quality time together. 

Remember why we all celebrate Easter today - it's the day we remember Jesus' sacrifice and give thanks for what he brought to our world.

'Easter is a time to rejoice and be thankful for the gift of love, life and joy. Have a blessed day!'

I hope you have been doing some of the activities Miss Wakley and I put together. We would love to see some of the work you have been doing. I have been doing lots of baking and cooking which I will share with you soon.

Take care and see you soon,

Miss Hulands

Easter Activities

Happy Easter JL!

We have created an Easter grid full of fun Easter-themed activities for you to do over the next 2 weeks. There are lots of learning tasks to keep you busy - science, cooking, music, history, geography, R.E, art, maths, reading...... the list goes on! Click the word document below to open the Easter grid. There are also Easter maths challenges to click on and try! Don't forget to take photos of anything you create and send it to our school email address: office@stmaryangels.co.uk. We would love to see what you've been up to.  

We hope you have a happy, safe and holy Easter.

Love Miss Hulands and Miss Wakley :) 

File icon: docx UKS2 Easter Grid [docx 715KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Year 6 Easter Maths pdf [pdf 1MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Year 5 Easter Maths [pdf 542KB] Click to download

Have a great Easter break!

Friday 3rd April 2020

Friday is here JL! Wahoo!

Can you believe it's the end of the term?! I miss you all and hope you are having fun doing things you love and helping your adults at home. I have been doing lots of cooking, reading and yoga as well as studying hard to keep my brain active. I have really enjoyed talking to my family in Australia on video calls and also my friends (I speak to Miss Wakley everyday!). Today I painted a rainbow on my window to cheer up people walking past (look at the photo at the top of the page)..... it's so nice to put a smile on faces! What have you all been up to? I would love to hear from you - let me know what you've been doing in j2write on MyUSO.

I hope you have had a fantastic week of learning from home! Make sure you have completed as much as you can of your Home Learning activities this week; check the word document at the top of the page to check over all of your tasks. Today Miss Wakley and I have shared 3 interesting websites that we think you may be interested in - scroll down a little and explore them today or this weekend.

This Sunday, 5th April 2020, is an important date in the Christian Easter calendar. Palm Sunday is the first day of Holy Week. Palm Sunday commemorates Jesus Christ's triumphal entry into Jerusalem before his suffering and death on the cross. In many Christian churches it is associated with the blessing and procession of palms from local trees. This tradition corresponds to the palm branches the crowd scattered in front of Jesus as he rode into Jerusalem.

R.E:

Miss Wakley and I would like to share some activities you can do to learn about and remember the events of Palm Sunday. Click this link:  https://www.childrenandyouth.co.uk/children/childrens-session-palm-sunday/ and watch the YouTube clip on Palm Sunday. Then choose one (or more!) acivities to complete. You could: create your own palm branch from paper/cardboard around the house, make a pop-up scene of Jesus entering Jerusalem, or MY PERSONAL FAVOURITE - create your own Palm Sunday story bag. 

Challenge: Write the story of Palm Sunday and glue on to the back of the bag. Share the story and bag with people in your house. Take photos and email/message to your family and friends.

PalmSundayStoryBags-2

Materials needed:

small paper gift bag, ruler, pen or marker, scissors, plastic wrap, glue , coloured pens

Instructions:

1. Measure 1 inch from the base of the bag, and 1 inch from either side. Sketch an arch on the front of the bag.

2. Carefully cut out the arch.

3. Cut plastic wrap to cover the hole. Glue the plastic “window” against the front opening from inside the bag.

4. Design backdrop and scene and display them in the bag.

 

Your set learning tasks today:

Maths: 

I hope you're enjoying and understanding ratio this week. We will continue learning about this topic next week too, so you will have plenty of opportunities to practise!

Lesson 4: Using scale factors

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

Writing:

Look on Pobble 365 for a daily writing task. Today's task is based on an image called 'Mother of Dragons'. Use the story starter to help you write a creative piece of writing:

Story starter!

When the dragon had hatched, crawling out of its shell onto her bed, Zoya knew that her life would never be the same again.

She had brought the dragon far away from her village; away from the people who would hurt it and take it away from her. As she held it in her hands, feeling its claws affectionately digging into her fingers through her gloves, Zoya knew that exactly what she had to do. What they had to do. Together.

The dragon gazed at her. She could see the flames burning within its eyes. It was totally dependant on her, as a new-born child is to its mother. And yet, strangely, she felt dependant upon the dragon as well; dependant upon what it was and what it would become in time.

They would become inseparable. Their futures were entwined. Their adventures were only just beginning…

http://www.pobble365.com/

Reading:

Your last activity of the week! We are using a visual text this week. Study the image closely and complete the SPAG activity. Also, independently read your own book for at least 20 mins each day. You can choose a book your have at home, an online book on Bug Club or even listen to an audio book on the Audible website.

 

We will be sharing some Easter activities with you soon. Happy learning!

Miss Hulands :)

Harry Potter at Home

Welcome to the Harry Potter At Home hub where you’ll find all the latest magical treats to keep you occupied - including special contributions from Bloomsbury and Scholastic, nifty magical craft videos (teach your friends how to draw a Niffler!), fun articles, quizzes, puzzles and plenty more for first-time readers, as well as those already familiar with the wizarding world. We’re casting a Banishing Charm on boredom!

https://www.wizardingworld.com/collections/harry-potter-at-home

Arts for Kids Hub

A family YouTube channel, Art For Kids Hub! We love doing art together and hope you follow along with us. Many of our lessons are perfect for any age, all you need is a few supplies!

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

Smiling Mind

Smiling Mind is a non-for-profit web and app-based meditation program developed by psychologists and educators to help bring mindfulness into your life.

https://www.smilingmind.com.au/

Thursday 2nd April 2020

Morning JL, 

Miss Wakley and I thought we'd bring you something of Historical interest this morning, all about the Great Wall of China

  • The Great Wall of China is the longest structure ever built by humans. 
  • Its main purpose was protection against attacks and invasions from the north.
  • The Great Wall of China stretches around 6300 kilometres (3915 miles) in length. If you measure the length of all the different sections of wall, the distance is more like 22000 kilometres (13670 miles).
  • Rather than being one long continuous wall, the Great Wall of China is made up of a number of different sections. These sections were built by various dynasties over a long period of time from stone and other materials.

Check out this virtual tour of it: 

https://www.thechinaguide.com/destination/great-wall-of-china 

I hope you are getting used to completing your work at home as independently as you can and that you are enjoying doing some creative projects in the afternoon. Please do let us know what you have been up to. 

Your set learning tasks today:

Maths: 

Lesson 4: Calculating ratio

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

 

Writing:

Look on Pobble 365 for a daily writing task. Today's task is based on an image called 'On the prowl'. Use the story starter to help you write a creative piece of writing:

Story starter!

These two superheroes had had a lifetime of saving lives. Day after day, they had battled the streets fighting crime and protecting innocent people from the clutches of evil

Now, their lives were slightly less busy, as they left saving the world to younger superheroes. However, they still had the energy for one last mission. The phone began to ring...

http://www.pobble365.com/

Reading: 

We are using a visual text this week. Study the image closely and complete Vocabulary Activity 2: Crossword. Use the clues to complete the crossword in your Home Learning book. Also, independently read your own book for at least 20 mins each day. You can choose a book your have at home, an online book on Bug Club or even listen to an audio book on the Audible website.

Have a lovely Thursday!

Miss Hulands :)

Live stream of the Northern Lights!

What are the Northern Lights?

The Northern Lights (called the aurora borealis) and the southern lights (aurora australis) appear when tiny particles stream out from the Sun and hit Earth’s atmosphere. The particles give some of their energy to atoms and molecules of gases in the upper atmosphere. But the atoms and molecules cannot hold the energy. They quickly give it off as another kind of energy—the colours of light that we call the aurora. These lights occur most often around the North Pole and South Pole because the incoming particles have an electric charge. As the particles arrive, Earth’s magnetic field guides them toward the poles.

Live stream of the Northern Lights: https://explore.org/livecams/zen-den/northern-lights-cam

Wednesday 1st April 2020

Hello JL and happy first day of the month!

As well as your set tasks for the week, today Miss Wakley and I have found some fun websites that we think you'll enjoy. They involve learning and we encourage you to have a look at all of them this week. Scroll down to find our 3 recommendations for you.

 

Your set learning tasks today:

Maths: 

Lesson 3: Introducing the ratio symbol

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

 

Writing:

Look on Pobble 365 for a daily writing task. Today's task is based on an image called 'Animal Town'. Use the story starter to help you write a creative piece of writing:

Story starter!

Most visitors are a little shocked (to put it mildly) when they arrive at Animal Town. Despite the fact that the name of the town gives a slight indication to passers-by that the inhabitants of the town are ‘not normal’, it’s as if people don’t believe things until the see them with their own eyes!

Once you get used to being in Animal Town – or so they say – seeing an orangutan behind a desk in a sheriff’s office and upholding the law to an impeccably high standard becomes relatively ‘normal’…

http://www.pobble365.com/

 

Reading: 

We are using a visual text this week. Study the image closely and complete vocabulary activity 1 in your Home Learning book. Also, independently read your own book for at least 20 mins each day. You can choose a book your have at home, an online book on Bug Club or even listen to an audio book on the Audible website.

 

I hope you enjoy exploring some of the new websites today

Miss Hulands :)

Cooking with Jamie Oliver

Are you a budding chef? Famous chef Jamie Oliver and his son Buddy have made some excellent cooking videos to encourage kids to cook. Ask a parent or adult in your house to help you with this. P.S Miss Hulands has made Buddy's spaghetti bolognese and it is delicious!

https://www.jamieoliver.com/kitchen-buddies/

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLcpoB2VESJme7lSxXEcXyVtFPsMI78lcL

Science is for Everyone!

Online science resources, science experiments and careers advice. A company that inspire the next generation of medics and scientists by taking real medical and sports science equipment into schools, colleges & events all over the UK.

https://www.medicalmavericks.co.uk/for-students

 

Chelsea Football Resources

Chelsea Football Club has designed some amazing, fun resources for you to try this week. There are Maths, Literacy, STEM and PSHE activities to check out. Design your own stadium, analyse football scores and tables, research famous players and find out about healthy lifestyles. These are just some of the awesome activities you can try!

Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on one of the days:

https://www.chelseafc.com/en/news/2020/03/24/chelsea-foundation-launches-online-learning-resource-to-keep-chi?cardIndex=0-1

Tuesday 31st March 2020

Good morning JL!

Today I would like to challenge you to log on to MyUSO if you haven’t done so already (your login details are stuck in your Home Learning book or Reading Record). 

On j2launch you can use lots of resources to record your learning and I can write some feedback to you. You could have a go at j2code or j2blast (to practise your times tables).

Topic: 

On MyUSO there are lots of online resources that you have access to. We would like you to continue your History/ Geography learning on the Maya civilisation. You can use this link to find out more about them: http://maya.lgfl.org.uk/.

Can you complete one of these activities:

  •  Make a brochure, powerpoint, word document with the rules for the ancient Maya ball game Pok-ta-Pok
  • Create numbers using the symbols used in the Maya number system 
  • Build a Maya temple out of resources you have around the house (boxes, plastic milk bottles, toilet roll, etc)
  • Write a recipe for Maya hot chocolate (and make it with an adult if you're allowed to!)
  • Design a Maya mask (similar to the one we made in class)

 

Today we would also like you to try:

Maths: 

Lesson 2: Ratio and fractions

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

Writing:

Look on Pobble 365 for a daily writing task http://www.pobble365.com/

Today's task is based on a picture titled  'Queen Bee'

Remember in Year 5 and 6 you should be using these grammar and punctuation features:

  • Expanded noun phrases
  • Figurative language (similes, metaphors, onomatopoeia, personification)
  • Fronted adverbials
  • Relative clauses
  • Commas, brackets, colons, semi-colons, dashes, ellipsis, speech marks

Reading: 

We are using a visual text this week. Study the image closely and answer comprehension questions 7-12  in your Home Learning book. Also, independently read your own book for at least 20 mins each day. You can choose a book your have at home, an online book on Bug Club or even listen to an audio book on the Audible website.

 

Don't forget to practise your spellings (Scroll down on the home learning page). You can always check back on the document we have uploaded for the whole week if you need clarification of anything. We would love to see what awesome work you have been completing! Keep up the magnificent work JL! I am very proud of you. Have any of you been doing some projects or baking? Let us know by sharing a picture with us.

Have fun and take care!

Miss Hulands :)

Monday 30th March 2020

Good morning JL and happy Monday!

I am missing you all. I hope you had a lovely weekend and did some activities that you enjoyed. I baked banana bread, did some yoga and started a new puzzle. But my favourite thing I am trying at the moment is growing sunflower seeds and spring onion shoots. I've put them on my window sill in the kitchen and they are loving the sunlight! I've put a photo here so you can see - I'll keep you updated on their progress!

Today, I would like you to look at the document at the top of our class page. It is your learning tasks for the week. Please read it carefully and work your way through the activities this week when you can.

Today you could try:

Maths: 

We are beginning our Maths topic on RATIO

Lesson 1: Using ratio language  https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/ 

Make sure you click on 'Week 1' to watch the online video and then complete the activities on the worksheet in your Home Learning book.

Writing:

Look on Pobble 365 for a daily writing task http://www.pobble365.com/

Remember in Year 5 and 6 you should be using these grammar and punctuation features:

  • Expanded noun phrases
  • Figurative language (similes, metaphors, onomatopoeia, personification)
  • Fronted adverbials
  • Relative clauses
  • Commas, brackets, colons, semi-colons, dashes, ellipsis, speech marks

Reading: 

We are using a visual text this week. Study the image closely and answer the first 6 comprehension questions in your Home Learning book. Also, independently read your own book for at least 20 mins each day. You can choose a book you have at home, an online book on Bug Club or even listen to an audio book on the Audible website.

Topic/R.E/PSHE/Free Choice: 

Check our learning document for the week for some very cool ideas of activities you can try at home!

 

Keep working hard and trying your best.

Miss Hulands :)

Friday 27th March 2020

Good morning JL!

Happy Friday! We have completed our first week of learning from home, so give yourself a pat on the back. 

Look through your Home Learning pack today and check if there is anything you have not completed yet. Have you finished your Maths pages? Have you written and edited your story from another culture? Have you researched forces in Science and completed some of the activities? Have you done your R.E storyboard of the story of Easter?

As an extra activity to try today, you may want to do some blackout poetry. We did blackout poems with the book 'The Lost Words', but incase you have forgotten:

Blackout poems are made using pages from books, newspapers, or magazines. Blackout poets pick out single words or phrases from the existing text, then piece them together to make something new. This kind of poetry embraces randomness, and also gives people a chance to mix poetry and visual art. 

All you need is a page from an old book, newspaper or magazine (ask an adult first). Go to the link below for more inspiration!

https://www.scouts.org.uk/activities/be-a-blackout-poet/

Have a happy and safe weekend

From,

Miss Hulands :)

Thursday 26th March 2020

Happy Thursday JL!

It is another beautiful, sunny day in London. I hope you're enjoying yourselves and doing some learning at the same time.

Today Miss Wakley and I would like to share some Science websites with you:

  • Click on the NASA link below to find out about Expedition 62, a team of 3 people who are on an international space station right now in space! Their names are Andrew Morgan, Oleg Skripochka and Jessica Meir. You can see LIVE Earth views from the station and read about some of the amazing things the astronauts are getting up to while in space.
  • Click on the 'WOW Science' link below to see an amazing range of Science websites. I have chosen the parachute activity page for you to look at. Watch the Youtube clip on parachutes to learn about the forces acting on a parachute and how this helps skydivers land safely on the ground! You can also learn how to make your very own mini parachute! This links to the Science acitvity you have in your Home Learning books this week.

Have fun being scientists today!

Miss Hulands :)

External Link Icon NASA - International Space Station
External Link Icon Wow Science - Parachutes

Wednesday 25th March 2020

'Harry Potter: A History of Magic' Exhibition

“Because that's what Hermione does," said Ron, shrugging. "When in doubt, go to the library.”

– Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Hi JL!

I have found something super cool to show you. The British Library has a Harry Potter exhibition open at the moment. BUT, because we are all in isolation and can't go along, they are giving virtual tours on their website.

Click on the link below and be spellbound by a range of rare books and magical objects. Look out for dragon eggs, spell books, magical creatures and even a 'how to study like a wizard'section!

I hope you are well and continuing your learning activities in your Home Learning book each day.

Talk soon

Miss Hulands :)

External Link Icon British Library - Harry Potter Exhibit
Explore the wonders of the 'Harry Potter: A History of Magic' exhibition at home

Tuesday 24th March 2020

Hi JL!

I hope you're all well and finding ways to keep busy and creative at home. 

Make sure you complete the Maths, Writing and Reading activities each day in your Home Learning books. As of next week, I will upload new activities each day for you to complete. You also have R.E, Science, PSHE and extra projects you can work on.

Remember to also: 

  • Help mum/dad/adults around the house
  • Play board games and card games
  • Paint, collage, draw, CREATE something new
  • Play with lego, do word searches/puzzles, pull out any fun toys/activities you haven't used in awhile
  • Cook or bake (ask an adult first)
  • Make up a dance
  • READ, READ, READ - VERY COOL LINK BELOW!

Here is a link below to lots of FREE audio books on Amazon. You just need to click the book you like and you can listen instantly on your computer, tablet or phone. Listen to one while you draw, while you cook or before you go to bed. If you like, you can do some of the Reading activities in your Home Learning pack after your listen to a section of a book.

Happy Reading!

From,

Miss Hulands :)

External Link Icon Audible
FREE online books to listen to

Monday 23rd March 2020 

Penguin Cam at Edinburgh Zoo

Happy Monday JL! 

Click on the link below to watch LIVE footage of penguins at Edinburgh Zoo. You can also watch the pandas, tigers and koalas. I've been spending my morning watching the penguins get up to some mischief!

From,

Miss Hulands :)

https://www.edinburghzoo.org.uk/webcams/penguin-cam/#penguincam

Be Active! Be Healthy!

Keep active and moving at home. Try some activities on these websites each day.

File icon: pdf Home Learning Stay Active [pdf 183KB] Click to download