I hope you have all had a lovely half term? The sunny weather has certainly made the week very enjoyable. Next week, some Year 6's will be returning to school and I can't wait to see your faces again and to welcome some of you back. For those of you not returning to school for now, it is still important that you keep up with your home learning so I will be continuing to set weekly work on this page. Please check each week for the work I'd like you to do.
Please follow the White Rose maths lesson links. Choose Y6 and continue from the last lesson you completed but remember, you can no longer access the worksheets. Instead, have a go at the daily lessons on bbc bitesize for Year 6 or complete your Power Maths home learning book.
Take a look in the Maths section to find extra Maths activities and some puzzles for you to try.
Check Purple Mash for any Maths 2dos that I have set for you too.
You can carry on working through your SATs buster books. Check Bug Club on Active Learn for a range of e-books that have been allocated to you. I have allocated you a new ebook about Greek myths on active learn. Read these myths and follow the suggested English outline (see below) for daily work linked to the Greek myths that you have read. If you are returning to school on Wednesday, please do not complete the Greek Myths work at home as we will be working on these together.
Monday: Read Chapter 1 of the ebook 'In the beginning and Pandora's box' and imagine what Prometheus is thinking when ‘A terrible hopelessness tore at his heart’ (page 5) and after he glimpses the white butterfly (page 10).Record his thoughts using this sheet ( it has also been allocated to you). Try to use powerful words and similes to describe his thoughts.
Tuesday: Read Chapter 3 of the ebook 'Daedalus and Icarus' .Summarise the story by telling a sibling or parent/grandparent about it. Perhaps write your summary down. Have you covered the main points? This myth explores the concept of pride. Complete the activity sheet about this that has been allocated or find it here.
Wednesday: Read Daedalus and Icarus. again. Imagine how Daedalus felt on the morning he had completed the wings. What words could you use to describe his feelings? Now imagine how Daedalus felt after he saw his son fall into the sea. Does he regret making the wings? Does he blame himself or Icarus? How does he feel? Record your ideas using powerful word choices.
Thursday: Using your notes from Wednesday's task, write a diary entry from the point of view of Daedalus. Write one entry for the morning when the wings are finished, just before Daedalus shows the wings to Icarus, and the other for the evening, after Icarus has fallen from the sky. Focus on using modal verbs and past tense verb forms.
Friday: Complete the Purple Mash 2do about Pandora's Box. Think about the parts of the story you liked and the parts you didn't like about it.
You also have your weekly spelling task set as a 2do on Purple Mash. For additional supporting resources to help you learn these spellings please look in the spellings section of our class page. Any work that you do, please save to your Purple Mash work folder so that I can see it, or post a blog about what you have been up to.
ScienceOur topic on Forces continues. Last week, a remarkable space mission was completed. Find out more about the first USA rocket launch into space in 9 years by following this link. Then have a go at making and launching your own rocket and complete the investigation found in our Science resources section. Download the rocket template here.
We will be continuing with the Olympics theme but with more of a focus on Greece and Ancient Greece. Find out facts about the country of Greece and complete a fact file. Use this template here or complete the 2do on Purple Mash. Find supporting resources for this in Ancient Greece topic section of the class page.
Physical Activity: This week's sport focus is athletics and it links nicely with our Olympics topic too. Click here to find the activities for each day this week, including a daily challenge. Why not post a blog about this? We'd love to hear how you're staying active!
Art: Design a decorate a Greek vase. Use the slides and resources in the art section of our class page to find out about the types of images and decorations that were found on Greek vases and pottery. Then have a go at creating one of your own. If you are returning to school on Wednesday, we'll be having a go at this too.
RE: This week and for the next couple of weeks, I would like you to have a look at a national RE and art competition. You have chance to evaluate work submitted by other children and then choose and carry out your own design using the theme of ‘God’s good earth?’ ‘Holy Words!’ or ‘Where is God?’ Check out the RE page for more information.
I would love to see pictures of them on purple mash and if you would like to you could also post your entry as part of the competition.
PHSE: With some of the lock down measures being eased for most people, now is a good time to reflect on some of the positives we can take from this experience. Complete the tasks here and share on the blog or upload to Purple Mash- let's spread some positivity!
Outdoor Learning: Check out the Outdoor learning section of our class page for resources and details of the #30 Days Wild from the Wildlife Trust- a project that runs every day throughout the month of June. Can you do something 'wild' that links to nature every day during June? I'd love to hear about any that you manage to do- why not post a blog about what you have done?
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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