The weeks are definitely flying by very quickly aren't they? I can't believe I'm sitting here writing about the work i'd like you to do this week already! I hope you are getting into the Ancient Greece topic now and becoming experts on all things Greek. Thank you for all your hard work and effort, you really are superstars!
Have you completed your theme park Maths project yet? If not, follow the link to find resources and slides for all the lessons to help you complete your project. Don't worry about doing some of the tricky calculations, you can use a calculator!
I have added some of the Maths investigations I have done this week with the children in school to the Maths folder on our class page. Have a go at these and remember to work systematically ( you know how much I love that phrase!)
Check Purple Mash for any Maths 2dos that I have set for you too.
As well as SAT's buster books and Bug Club, have a go at this short comprehension that links with our Greece topic.
I hope you are enjoying the Greek myths as much as the Year 6's are in school. If you haven't finished last week's work, then pick up where you left off with that. If you're up to date, here are the next lessons:
Monday: Use this sheet to create your own mythical creature called a 'siren'. In Greek mythology, Sirens were beautiful, yet wicked creatures. Once you have created your siren, write a descriptive paragraph about it, explaining its appearance and personality traits/powers using carefully chosen vocabulary for effect. If you would prefer, there is a template to help you create your siren on Purple Mash that I have set you as a 2do. Upload your description to your work folder please.
Tuesday: Today, you are going to start planning your own Greek myth. I have allocated you a planning sheet on Active Learn or find this sheet here. Think about who your hero/heroine will be, the setting, a threat they are faced with and the general plot. Use the themes of punishment, heroism, pride, greed, loss and just rewards to help you plan your myth.
Wednesday: Grammar lesson- Revise how to use punctuation correctly and accurately to show parenthesis. Use the BBC daily lesson to watch the video and complete the tasks. Follow this link to access the lesson.
Thursday/Friday: Once you have a detailed plan for your Greek myth, begin writing your first draft. This can be handwritten or typed. You can find supporting materials here to help you write a gripping Greek myth.
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.
Please find lots of links to lessons from the past term here. Choose a Science task that you have not completed yet and have a go. There are lots of investigations and experiments that you can do to explore forces. If you have completed them all, then show me some of your wonderful work and upload to your folders on Purple Mash and blog about your findings. The Year 6's in school have had lots of fun investigating air resistance by making paper spinners. Have a look at the blog page for some pictures of them carrying out their investigations.
Topic: Did you find out about modern food in Greece? My favourite Greek dish is dolmades- do you know what they are? I also love a Greek salad. Thank you for those of you who sent in your meal plan and I hope some of you enjoyed creating your Greek feast. Carry on with this if you haven't already done so. This week, I'd like you to carry on finding out about food, but focus on Ancient Greek food. What sorts of food did they eat? Why? How does this compare to modern Greek cuisine? Complete the 2do tasks about this on Purple Mash. I have also included some puzzles and riddles for you to have a go at in the Ancient Greece topic section of the class page.
Physical Activity: To mark National School Sport week next week, Barlow will be having its very own virtual sports day to kick start the celebration of sport. You have two weeks to complete 10 sports activities. All of the details, including video clips can be found here. Record your scores on the scoresheet, found here and get your whole family involved and earning points for your house! Send in the scores by Sunday 5th July and we'll reveal the winning house soon after!
Use these resources from Derbyshire School Games to support your virtual sports day at home.
Art: Can you create a piece of art work that represents the mythical Greek creature that you have invented in English? Be as creative as you like- it could be a sculpture, painting, a sketch- anything you like. I'd love to see some of your artistic creations so make sure you share what you have done!
Computing: Purple Mash have created a competition in conjunction with Amazon whereby you are given the chance to design and create your own computer game using software available on Purple Mash called 2DIY 3D. If you are interested in having a go at designing your own computer game, then read the competition guide here. The 2DIY 3D 2do has been set for you. Why not create a computer game linked to our topic about Ancient Greece? You could choose a myth you have read in English and recreate the characters from the story. Good luck!
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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