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Friday 22nd May

 

Well done for all of your fantastic learning as we finish off term 5. For maths today we are going to use our addition and subtraction skills to solve word problems and in English we are going to write up our animal fact file applying our skills for writing to inform. Use the worksheet below as a guide and use the checklist to help to be successful in your writing!

 

Hope you all have a fantastic half term break, we will be continuing with space in year 6! 

Thursday 21st May

 

In maths we are continuing to practice our subtraction skills and in english we are going to use the word bank and resources from this week to make a fact file about a new creature from Pandora - try to use exciting language to describe your creatures habitat and appearance.

In our topic learning we are going to find out more about Isaac Newton!

Wednesday 20th May

 

Today in maths we are going to practice our subtraction skills - remember to use different strategies to help you to solve them. You can use column method, bar models and objects to help you.

In English we are going to use our reading skills to gather information about an animal, you can use the Leonopteryx worksheet or choose one of the different animals. For a challenge you may create your own creature of Pandora too.

In Science we are going to look at the force gravity. In space there is no gravity which can make some activities difficult. Have a try at some of these activities to help investigate gravity. Can you think of activities that need gravity to work? Like on the space station - how would you perform different activities without gravity?

  • Can you make a marble run?
  • Make a paper helicopter and investigate how it falls
  • Bounce on a trampoline
  • Dropping different weighted objects from the same height - what do you notice?

Tuesday 19th May

 

We are going to explore the World of Pandora more by looking at different language, have a look at the glossary worksheet below to discover the meaning of new words! In maths we are going to continue to practice our addition skills.

In RE we are revisiting Sikhism looking at Sikh beliefs and customs - Can you write information to show what you have learnt?

Monday 18th May

 

This week we are going to start thinking about different forces in science and an important scientist - Isaac Newton. In maths we are going to practice and apply our addition and subtraction knowledge - can you use the column method to help you solve them? In English we are going to travel to Pandora to use our writing to inform skills. Watch the link below to discover this exciting land! 

In ICT today we are going to use block coding to program a sports game!

 

 

Friday 15th May

 

Today we are going to plan and write a story about Space - using the structure of A Grand Day out with adding your ideas! In Maths we are going to practice out times tables knowledge - looking at our 3's laugh

 

 

Thursday 14th May

 

Today in English we are going to write a diary entry for Wallace and Gromit about their adventure to the Moon, use the worksheet below to help plan for writing. In Maths we will continue with solving problems with money - this time subtracting! 

For our topic learning we are going to consider what is like to be an astronaut! Have a look at the links below to see how astronauts complete tasks in space. What do you think it is like living in space? What important skills do you think you would need? Show you work as an information leaflet or information poster.

Wednesday 13th May

 

In English we are going to practice using fronted adverbials and in Maths we are going to solve money adding problems. In Science we are going to explore why we have day and night. laugh

 

 

Tuesday 12th May

 

Today in Maths we are going to think about how many pence are in a pound to help us to solve maths problems with money. In English we are continuing to think about the character of Wallace and how he would have felt during the story of a Grand Day Out. 

 

Have a look at the links below to consider your music learning. How does music make you feel? Is music important for story telling? Think about the music used in A Grand Day Out - does it make a difference to the story? If each planet had it's own song what kind of song would it be? Share different types of music at home - what do you like about it? What do you not like about it? Can you make music using items at home?

 

Keep sharing your amazing learning on SeeSaw smiley

Monday 11th May

 

Hope you have all had a great weekend, it has been really amazing seeing the different ways you celebrated VE day. This week we are going to start looking at money in Maths, continue with our description writing for our Wallace and Gromit learning as well as look at why we have day and night in science! laugh

Friday 8th May - VE Day

 

Friday is VE day, a day that we remember the end of fighting in Europe during WW2. I have attached some ideas for activities you may like to try to celebrate this day - have a look below! Please share any activities you have taken part in to celebrate VE day on SeeSaw laugh

 

Thursday 7th May

 

I hope you are enjoying applying your skills for writing about Wallace and Gromit's adventure to the Moon. Today in English we are going to consider the character of Wallace and how to describe him, look at the zone of relevance worksheet and use the descriptive language to consider if they are relevant to Wallace. Can you explain how you know? In Maths we are continuing with our finding fractions of a set of objects learning.

In Topic we are going to complete a timeline of important events that have occured in space travel. Can you investigate any of these events further? 

Wednesday 6th May

 

In maths today we are going to look at calculating the fraction of a set of objects using our amazing fraction knowledge and in English practice using different types of conjunctions to extend sentences. In Science we are going to think about the shape of our Earth and how this was discovered. Have a look at the different thoughts from scientists, can you write a for and against argument for the Earth being flat? What changed in people's thinking and in science to help us know the shape of the Earth today. Do you think there is even more to discover about our solar system that we do not know yet?

Tuesday 5th May

 

Hope you enjoyed the story of Wallace and Gromit - A Grand Day Out! We are going to continue with our English and write a description of the Moon in the story. In Maths we are going to subtract fractions. 

The Wallace and Gromit films are made using stop motion, I have attached some links about making your own stop motion videos - give it a try!

Have a look at our daily worship!

Week beginning 4th May

 

Well done on all of your space learning so far! It has been great to hear your poems, read your space facts and see your fraction learning. This week we are going to continue our space writing based on the short film Wallace and Gromit - A Grand Day Out, considering the layout of the story and describing the settings and characters. In Maths we will continue with our fraction learning, practicing how to add and subtract fractions. In science and topic we will consider the shape of the Earth and the different ideas people had of this in the past as well as looking at a timeline of space travel.

 

Monday 4th May

 

Today we will look at adding fractions and consider the story of Wallace and Gromit - A Grand Day Out. This is available on Netflix and there is an online link below. As you watch it consider what happens in the story, how the characters might be feeling and where the story is set. In ICT we will look at another coding programme too!

Friday 1st May

 

Well done for another week of space learning! Today we are going to find out more about Neil Armstrong by looking at a comprehension task. I wonder how he felt being the first man on the Moon? In maths we are going to use our problem solving skills in word problems. Can you draw a diagram to show the different phases of the Moon?

Thursday 30th April

 

Today in English and Topic learning we are going to find out information about Apollo 11 space journey and write a newspaper/information poster about it! In maths we are going to continue with our fraction learning. Continue with our Moon diaries too considering what you have noticed and link to our science learning of why the Moon looks different on different nights smiley

Wednesday 29th April

 

Well done for your fantastic poetry writing! Today we are going to use the Moon to inspire our writing - have a look at the worksheet and complete a task for wonderful writing. Maths we are going to use our fraction knowledge to help compare fractions and in science we are going to think about the way the Moon moves around the Earth and why it looks different on different nights. 

Tuesday 28th April

 

In maths we are going to continue looking at equivalent fractions, have a look at the worksheet - can you show equivalent fractions in everyday objects? Using your story boards and poetry language can you write a simile/metaphor poem, it will be our last practice of poems and I have really enjoyed your poems so far! As we are going to explore the moon this week can you beginning to gather facts about it and begin a Moon diary? 

Monday 27th April

 

In English we will be using our poem planning from Friday to write a metaphor/simile poem about space,. Use the storyboard to draw images that you would like to make with your poetry and try to consider our learning from the previous of rhythm and rhyme too! There are some examples of ideas to help you. In maths we will be looking at equivalent fractions and continuing with our coding practice too!

 

 

Week beginning 27th April

 

This week we will be practicing our poetry and comprehension skills and developing our fraction knowledge. We will be looking at the Moon and learning about people who have been there!

Have a look at the links below for activities surrounding VE day which we would have celebrated on the 8th May.

Also have a look at our daily worship

Friday 24th April

Another week of amazing learning! Thank you for sharing what you have been doing on SeeSaw!

Today we are going to start to gather lots of amazing space language which we will use to write a space poem next week - I have loved the poems that you have shared so far! For a challenge- could you investigate what personification and onomatopoeia mean?

In Maths keep practicing your times tables and statistics - next week we will be looking at fractions.

I am also adding some ideas for art projects for our space topic - I have really enjoyed seeing you already get creative! 

Thursday 23rd April

 

As we start to get ready to write our own space poems using the skills we have been using this week, it is also important to look at poems and think about what we like about them. Today we are going to review the space poems we have been looking at - what do we like about them? What do we not like about them? Is there any language in them that we are not sure of? You can do this through discussion or use the worksheet below to help you. Whilst doing this can you start to think of the things you would like to have in your own space poem?

Keep looking at the statistics paper to practice your awesome bar chart, pictogram and information tables knowledge! 

Well done for all of your times tables practice on Times Tables Rockstars - keep up the good work! Try hit the button if you would like a different way to practice them, have a go at making your own multiplication square to help you too!

 

Hit the button - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

 

Wednesday 22nd April

 

Today we are going to start to investigate some of the important people who helped us understand about the solar system. Have a look at the information sheets about Copernicus and Galileo, who were these men and what did they discover? Link this to your science learning from yesterday. In maths we will continue to use our statistic skills, have a look at the questions to practice, we will continue them tomorrow. In English we are learning about similes and metaphors - can you find them in our space poem? Can you think of your own?

 

Which ways have you been exercising at home? Please share your ideas on SeeSaw!

 

PE with Joe Wicks - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

Cosmic Yoga - https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

Just Dance - Type just dance into YouTube and choose a song!

Tuesday 21st April

 

Today in English we are going to have a look at alliteration. Have a look at the resources below - can you find examples of alliteration in our space poems? In Maths we are continuing with our bar chart learning, I have added a blank times table grid to help you practice your times tables. In Science we are going to think about how the planets move in space - Geocentric and Heliocentric can you find out what these words mean? Which one does our solar system do? Have a look at the powerpoint and share your ideas as a poster or a fact file. 

Week beginning 20th April

 

Are you ready for another week exploring space? This week we will be continuing with Space poetry in English, different ways of gathering and presenting information in Maths and exploring space in Science/Topic.

This week we will also start our terms project for RE learning, developing our knowledge and understanding of Sikhism. Have a look at the link below.

 

 

Monday 20th April

 

In English we will be looking at a comprehension for the poem 'Six ways to look at the Moon', Maths we are going to use bar charts to gather information. In ICT can we practice some of our skills using one of the links below.

 

Dance Party Coding - https://studio.code.org/s/dance-2019/stage/1/puzzle/1

Dance Mat Typing - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zf2f9j6/articles/z3c6tfr 

 

 

Friday 17th April

We are already at the end of the week! Hope you have enjoyed starting to think about poetry, pictograms and planets! 

For English today can we put together what we have learnt about rhyming and rhythm thinking of different space language we could use to write a space poem? Think about words that you have learnt in your science learning and words that rhyme with them. Think about the number of syllables each word has... can you make a poem that uses the same amount of syllables in each line or makes a pattern?

 

In maths carry on with your amazing information tables learning - Can you use you new skills to make up your own table and then think of questions to ask about it?

 

Keep sharing your awesome learning on SeeSaw - next week we are going to explore even more about space and space travel! smiley

Thursday 16th April

Today in Maths we are going to start looking at tables for showing and gathering information and continuing our poetry learning by thinking about rhyming words and how they can be used in poems!

 

Have a look at this video as an introduction to rhyming words

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zjhhvcw/articles/zqjgrdm

 

 

Wednesday 15th April 

Today we will look at rhythm and beat in poetry, continue with out pictograms in maths and look at how the Earth and our solar system. Don't forget to share your amazing learning on SeeSaw!

 

Have a look at this video which talks about how poetry and music can be similar:

 https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/english-ks1-ks2-how-poetry-and-music-are-connected/zvrjscw

 

For science can you show your learning by drawing the planets of our solar system and naming them? Can you think of a saying that will help you to remember their order from the Sun? Can you write a fact file about the Sun and our Solar System?

Have a look at the resources below to help!

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zdrrd2p/articles/ztsqj6f - about our solar system

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zdrrd2p/articles/ztsqj6f - Solar system sorting game

 

 

 

 

Week Starting 13th April 

Hope everybody had a lovely (though different) Easter.

This would be the start of our new learning topic - SPACE and we were meant to be visiting the astrodome this week. Instead we will have to bring Space to us! Have a look at this link for an amazing space video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RiGeqsGjhoY 

 

This week we will be beginning to look at Space Poetry in English, Statistics in Maths and begin to explore our topic of space in science and topic learning.

 

Tuesday 14th April 

 

Below is a suggested daily timetable of activities to complete during each day of the school closures. Resources to support these activities have been uploaded to help children and families during this time and the children have been provided with a book to complete any work in. 

 

MATHS (30-60 minutes daily)

  • Have a look at Maths learning for each day following our practice, apply and embed approach!
  • Complete an arithmetic paper.
  • Practice times tables!

 

ENGLISH (30-60 minutes daily)

  • Have a look at daily learning activities for English!
  • Reading comprehension tasks.
  • English tasks linked to Space topic

 

SPELLING (15mins daily)

  • Practise statutory spelling words using the spelling menu.

 

READING (30 mins daily minimum)

  • Minimum of 30 minutes independent reading. This could be an AR book, library book, online e-book or something that you already have at home.

 

TIMES TABLE Practice (15 mins daily)

 

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY (30 minutes daily)

  • Get Active! 
  • Try Go Noodle at home! There are songs, dances and yoga activities on here.
  • Play Just Dance via Youtube.
  • Set up your own exercise circuit in the garden! This might include sit ups, push ups, skipping, jumping, running, throwing etc.
  • Choreograph a dance to your favourite song.
  • Play a sport in the garden e.g. football or tennis.
  • Have a look at PE with Joe Wicks on Youtube - Daily at 9 am

 

Daily Extra:

  • As well as all of the above, each day complete learning from one other subject area, including: ICT, science, topic (space) or RE.

English

  • Read every day.
  • Watch the movie adaptation of a book you have read. Then write a review or comparison.
  • Write a review for a book you have read or create a persuasive poster to tell someone else why they should read the book.
  • Create a character profile for your favourite character from a book. What do they look like? What is their personality like? What are their interests and hobbies? Who are their friends and family?
  • Create a story board / comic strip to summarise the key events in a story you have read.
  • Practice previous spelling words using the spelling menu.

 

Maths

  • Practice time tables using TTR online via the internet or app.
  • Use a catalogue or online shopping website to find the prices of different items. What coins / notes could you use to buy the items? How much would two items cost? What change might you get from a £10 note? Etc.
  • Cook or bake something to reinforce recent learning using weight and capacity e.g. a cake, smoothie or a pizza. 
  • Use a tape measure to measure the length of objects around the house. Can you calculate the perimeter of objects e.g. a table? Window frame?
  • Go on a hunt around your home for right angles, obtuse angles, acute angles, horizontal lines, vertical lines, parallel lines and perpendicular lines. Record your findings by taking a photograph or drawing and labelling a picture.

 

Science

  • Explore what plants are growing in your home or garden. What is the same / different about their leaves? Use a crayon to make leaf rubbings.
  • Do any of the plants have flowers? Can you dissect the flower and identify the different parts? See previous learning on the Seesaw app.

 

ICT

  • Practice touch typing skills using ‘BBC Dance Mat Typing’ or ‘Typing Club’ 

     https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zf2f9j6/articles/z3c6tfr

 

RE - This term in Religious Education we have been learning about the religion Christianity trying to answer our unit big questions: Why do Christians call the day Jesus died good? Why do Christians celebrate Holy Week every year?

These video clips might help remind you of the story and why Christians celebrate Easter each year.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MK2o-mhBfuc&list=PLcvEcrsF_9zLNjB-h9xjVlhgG8f0fjk-9&index=3 

My life, my religion – Easter

https://request.org.uk/restart/2017/06/05/bible-quest-holy-week/ The Easter story.

  • Design a display for your local church either to go in a window that can be seen from outside the church, or another form of presentation that can go on the church website, showing the importance of either Palm Sunday, Good Friday or Easter Sunday. (It could be a power point, poster or piece of artwork). Can you include a suitable cross with an explanation about what this reminds Christians of? A recount of the key part of the Easter story linked to your display.

You might title each of the displays:

    • Why is Palm Sunday so important to Christians?
    • Why do Christians call the day Jesus died Good Friday?
    • What do Christians believe happened on Easter Sunday?

 

PE

 

We have been learning Maketon - check out Singing Hands on YouTube

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

 

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