I hope you have all had a good week. The weather has been so hot hasn't it? I hope you've managed to enjoy some of the sunshine as well as doing some school work. This week we had four extra Year 6's in school to take part in the virtual sports day. It was amazing to see their faces again, what a treat! How are you getting on with your virtual sports day at home? Don't forget to send in your scores for your house team!
If you've finished your theme park maths, continue with Power Maths if you have the home version or use bbc bitesize daily lessons to keep your Maths skills ticking over. Don't forget I have put some investigations in the Maths folder too. This week in school, we have been learning about Pythagoras ( a really cool and clever Ancient Greek mathematician) who found a rule to work out the longest side of a right angled triangle. Check the Maths resources section for some information and Maths sheets to complete about this. Perhaps you'd like to find out more and research Pythagoras further? Whatever you do, be sure to upload it to your work folder on Purple Mash.
Check Purple Mash for any Maths 2dos that I have set for you too.
How is your own Greek myth coming along? I'd love to read some of them and even share them with the children in school. Please upload them to your work folder or email them to me to have a look at. Carry on with the task from last week if you haven't quite finished your writing. If you have, then this week is word detectives week- we have the Greeks to thank for hundreds of words we use today, you will be investigating these words by finding out about Greek root words. See below for an overview:
Monday: How many words with auto, bio, chron in them can you find? Use a dictionary or the internet to find some more once you have thought for yourself. Make a poster of your findings.
Tuesday: Today, find out about the root words dyna, dys, gram. How many can you find? What do they mean? Find their definitions and create a glossary about them.Create a spelling quiz using the words you have found. I have set you a 2do on Purple Mash for this.
Wednesday: The root words to research today are gram, graph, hydr, hypo. Practise spelling these words using our spelling strategies we use in school and write them in sentences to show you understand their meanings.
Thursday: Today, find out about logy, meter/metr, micro and mono- how many words can you think of that contain these roots? Perhaps you could have race with a family member to find as many as you can. Who is the winner?! Make a wordsearch with a selection of Greek word roots using an online word search maker, or use this blank template here.
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.
Topic: This week you are going to learn about Ancient Greek Gods and Godesses. Use the resources here to find out about them. Read the slideshow and choose a worksheet to complete or play the game with a family member. There are also some 2do's on Purple Mash for you to complete all about Greek gods and godesses. 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: Remember, it is the second week of our virtual sports day. 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.
If you have finished this and sent in your scores, here is this week's personal challenge activity- the sport is boccia and can be found here.
Art/DT: Now that soap isn't in short supply due to the Covid19 pandemic, have a go at creating your own Greek sculpture using a bar of soap. A great activity for keeping your hands clean that's for sure! The Year 6's in school will be doing this too so we will share our creations on the blog for you to see! Find the resources for this task here.
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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