I hope you all had a good week last week? The weather was a bit miserable but hopefully you managed to get outside in between the rain showers! Thank you for the work you have handed in to me this week, I have really enjoyed seeing what you've been up to. The class paper chain is taking shape as you saw on the blog that I posted. Thank you for doing these- please complete your person on Purple Mash so that we can have a complete class set. So far, I have 13 so if you are one of the 7 people that hasn't done it, then please do!
It's a shorter week for you all this week because it is a bank holiday on Friday 8th May to celebrate VE Day. I have included an activity linked to this so that you can find out more about what it's all about.
Here are the tasks for next week:
Please follow the White Rose maths lesson links. Choose Y6 and continue from the last lesson you completed. There will be 5 Maths lessons uploaded each week. There are questions included in the videos but from this week you will not be able to access the sheets. Instead, we recommend using the questions included in the Power Maths Summer Home Edition. Your parents have been sent a link to the ebook and some of you have ordered a print copy which will be delivered shortly. The lessons in this book match the content in the White Rose Home Learning (which also matches the BBC bitesize lesson scheduled for your year group). Some of them recap learning we have covered already in Textbook A or B, others are new lessons.
Power Maths has 3 sections to each lesson. Please look at a single page at a time. Discover has a challenge for you to think about and discuss with an adult. Share then shows you strategies to solve this. Try getting pencil and paper or counters to work through what it shows you. The next two pages are practice pages for you to complete.
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 SAT's buster books. Check Bug Club on Active Learn for a range of e-books that have been allocated to you. Also, check out BBC bitesize for a reading lesson with 3 activities. For any Strictly fans out there, there are videos of Oti Mabuse reading extracts from a book called The London Eye Mystery by Siobhan Dowd.
Look out for the next text in the 'Risks and Spills' e-magazine that I have allocated to you on Active Learn. Each day, there are short activities/questions that link to this text and you can find them here.
If you followed my suggested plans from last week, you should have completed the first draft of your autobiography. Remember, I have allocated you a booklet all about autobiographies, including some examples, on Active Learn so take a look and read through. I have also allocated you some information and guidance on editing your work so please take a look.You can also find all of the resources linked to this unit on the writing section of our class page.Below is a suggested way for you to share out the work over the next 4 days:
Monday: Revise and re-read your work with a fresh pair of eyes. Today, check that your writing makes sense and that you have included everything from your plan. Change or add anything you think with improve it.
Tuesday: Second re-read. Use the Upper KS2 narrative revision checklist that I have allocated you to check that your writing includes each feature. Ask yourself the following question: have I used features of writing to interest and engage the reader or have I just listed boring facts about myself? You could even add in a paragraph that includes your memoir from the other week.
Wednesday: Edit your writing. Use a different coloured pen to change spellings, grammar or add in words and phrases to make your writing more interesting. Use the Upper KS2 editing checklist that I have allocated to you on Active Learn to help.
Thursday: Publish your final version. This means you can either hand write or type up your final version. Please email me an attachment of your final version on Purple Mash and/or upload it to your work folder. For a reminder of how to do this, please see the instructions at the bottom of this page.
I have set you the next spelling quiz, week 3 on Purple Mash too.
I have allocated an instruction sheet and investigation sheet on Active Learn. They are also available to view and download in the Science resources section of our class page. This week you will be making paper spinners and exploring how they behave when dropped from height. You can plan and carry out an investigation that explores how air resistance affects the spinner. Consider investigating the following questions:
What happens if I make the paper strip longer or shorter? What happens if I make the paper strip wider of narrower? What happens if I use different types of paper?
You could think of some of your own questions to investigate too. Why not use your results to create some instructions to make the 'ultimate paper spinner'. How would this look? How would it perform? I'd love you to share these with each other- we could even have a 'virtual' ultimate spinner competition- email or upload your designs on Purple Mash. If I get enough designs, I'll set up a competition to see who has created the ultimate paper spinner!
This week is VE day on Friday so we are taking a break from The Olympics to do some research on VE day and present a newspaper report on Purple Mash. I have given you until 12th May to complete this task. Check out the VE day project page for instructions and links to a video and powerpoint.
Physical Activity: This week's sport focus is football. 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!
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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