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Congratulations year 6 for the best attendance award for the week.  09.07.21

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Congratulations to our super star of the week- who wants to remain anonymous! ๐Ÿ˜„

We have had lots of fun with Forest schools, we made our own bubbles and bubble wands. 

Congratulations to our super star of the week, for excellent progress over the last year

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Congratulations to this week super star, for exceptional maths work..

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We have been having lots of fun this week, decorating our inspirational rocks.

This weeks Star of the Week :

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Congratulations to our Super star of the week…

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We’ve had a lot of fun today outside, we’ve been creative Making skipping ropes from sticks and vines

Making skipping ropes out of twigs and vines.

Sketching 

We made rafts, 

We participated in relationship based play activities.

Soft tennis with sponges and carpet tiles, pop the bubbles with different parts of your body, tug a war, the straight face challenge and mirroring.๐Ÿ˜

Forest schools is going down a treat !!!! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

We have had a great time learning to use our new reading app, the Oxford Reading Buddies.


We have had some great Super stars for a variety of reasons. For hard work, positive attitudes and excellent manners!
 

Our Super Stars โญ๏ธ๐ŸŒŸโญ๏ธ๐ŸŒŸโญ๏ธ๐ŸŒŸ

Friday 12th March, 2021

 

Funky Friday 7 - Create a lockdown time capsule!

Thursday 11th March, 2021

Activity One – Grammar and Punctuation – Open the document below and complete the activity

 

๐ŸŒถ๏ธ๐ŸŒถ๏ธโ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹ Grammar and Punctuation 1 ๐ŸŒถ๏ธโ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹๐ŸŒถ๏ธโ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹๐ŸŒถ๏ธโ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹ Grammar and Punctuation 2

Activity Two – Literacy: Warning Stories

 

Activity 9 - Short-burst writing

 

Open the PDF document below and scroll down to activity nine.

 

 

Now we have seen the model and looked at some of the tools, I want you to have a go at writing a setting description using the image provided.

Activity three - Maths

 

2- and 3-place decimal numbers or Mental addition of decimals and whole numbers

 

Year 5: Mental addition of decimals and whole numbers, Year 5 Textbook 2 Page 20

Year 6: Equivalent fractions and decimals - Matching fractions to decimals - screen 6.13.3. Arrange the fractions and decimals on the screen into matching pairs.

Activity Four - Blood Heart: Keeping your heart healthy

 

Dangers of alcohol misuse

Open the image of a human body and its organs below. Thinks about what you know about the danger of alcohol misuse and how it effects the human body. Cut out the cards in the document below and stick them next to the correct organs in the human body to label the diagram.

 

When you have completed the above activity, open a wordsearch document below.

 

๐ŸŒถ๏ธ Wordsearch 1 ๐ŸŒถ๏ธ๐ŸŒถ๏ธWordsearch 2 ๐ŸŒถ๏ธ๐ŸŒถ๏ธ๐ŸŒถ๏ธ Wordsearch 3

Activity Five - Wellbeing

Write a letter to yourself to be opened on 16th July 2021 (your last day of primary school - 128 days away).  What goals do you hope to achieve by the time you read your letter again?

Wednesday 10th March, 2021

Activity One – Grammar and Punctuation – Complete Challenge Card by opening the document below:

Activity Two – Literacy: Warning Stories

 

Activity 8 - Can you spot a good setting description?

 

Open the PDF document below and scroll down to activity eight.

Look at the four sentences in the document describing settings. Each of them has some good qualities. Deciding which sentence works best will depend on context – what has come before and what is coming next. Note your thoughts on each of the sentences, giving reasons.

Activity three - Maths

 

2- and 3-place decimal numbers or Mental addition of decimals and whole numbers

 

Year 5: Mental addition of decimals and whole numbers, Year 5 Textbook 2 Page 19

Year 6: 2- and 3-place decimal numbers,  Year 6 Textbook 2 Page 18

Activity Four - Blood Heart: Keeping your heart healthy

 

 

Effects of alcohol on the human body

 

Watch the PowerPoint below and then complete the labelling activity

Tuesday 9th March, 2021

Activity One – Grammar and Punctuation – Complete Challenge Card by opening the document below:

Activity Two – Literacy: Warning Stories

 

Activity 7 - The writer's toolkit - setting description

 

Open the PDF document below and scroll down to activity seven.

Read through the seven examples in the writer's toolkit, then experiment with writing each type of sentence.

 

๐ŸŒถ๏ธ One example of each type ๐ŸŒถ๏ธ๐ŸŒถ๏ธ Two examples of each type ๐ŸŒถ๏ธ๐ŸŒถ๏ธ๐ŸŒถ๏ธ Three examples of each type

Activity three - Maths

 

2- and 3-place decimal numbers or Mental addition of decimals and whole numbers

 

Year 5: Mental addition of decimals and whole numbers, Year 5 Textbook 2 Page 18

Year 6: 2- and 3-place decimal numbers,  Year 6 Textbook 2 Page 17

Activity Four - Blood Heart: Keeping your heart healthy

 

Keeping safe around medicine

 

Watch the PowerPoint below and then complete the quiz

 

๐ŸŒถ๏ธ Quiz One ๐ŸŒถ๏ธ๐ŸŒถ๏ธ Quiz Two ๐ŸŒถ๏ธ๐ŸŒถ๏ธ๐ŸŒถ๏ธ Quiz Three

Activity Five - Wellbeing

 

Complete a ‘random act of kindness’ by doing something nice for someone in your house. Do it anonymously if possible. How does it make that person feel? How does it make you feel?

Monday 8th March, 2021

Activity One – Grammar and Punctuation – Complete challenge Card by opening the document below:

Activity Two – Literacy: Warning Stories

 

Activity 6 - Reading as a reader

 

Open the PDF document below and scroll down to activity six

Use the grid to gather your initial responses to the text as a reader. There an example in each box as a guide. You may want to change the titles to things like: Predictions, What you know about the characters, inferences etc.

Activity three - Maths

 

2- and 3-place decimal numbers or Mental addition of decimals and whole numbers

 

Year 5: Mental addition of decimals and whole numbers, Year 5 Textbook 2 Page 17

Year 6: 2- and 3-place decimal numbers,  Year 6 Textbook 2 Page 16

Activity Four - Blood Heart: Keeping your heart healthy

Friday 5th March, 2021

Funky Friday 5th March

Thursday 4th March, 2021

Activity One – Grammar and Punctuation – Complete challenge Card by opening the document below:

Activity Two - Literacy 

 

 

๐ŸŒถ๏ธ๐ŸŒถ๏ธ From memory, write a summary* of your favourite book ๐ŸŒถ๏ธ๐ŸŒถ๏ธ๐ŸŒถ๏ธ Write a summary of your favourite book that consists of 280 characters (the character limit on Tweets!). Be careful - 280 characters aren't many! There are already 280 characters from the ‘A’ of activity to the full stop at the end of this sentence. 

 

*Summary: a brief statement or account of the main points of something.

Activities 3 and 4 - World Book Day Mathematics

 

The Mystery of the Winning World Book Day Costume

 

It is the whole-school assembly on World Book Day and the headteacher is about to announce the winner of the best costume. But disaster has struck – the headteacher has lost the golden envelope with the winner’s name in. Use the descriptions and the clues to find out who has won. Good luck!

Activity Five - Wellbeing

 

Extreme Reading Challenge

Think about different, exciting, fun and SAFE places you can enjoy a book.

What to do:

  1. Choose a book.
  2. Find an unusual place to read it.
  3. Ask your parent/carer to take your photograph.
  4. Email your photo to me!

Wednesday 3rd March, 2021

Activity One – Grammar and Punctuation – Complete challenge Card by opening the document below:

Activity Two – Literacy: Warning Stories

 

Open the PDF below and scroll down to Activity 5 - Sentence Imitation. Complete the activity, writing five 2-clause sentences following the patterns explained in the activity.

Activity three - Maths

 

2- and 3-place decimal numbers or Mental addition of decimals and whole numbers

 

Year 5: Open your ActivLearn account and open Balloon Pop 5.12

Year 6: 2- and 3-place decimal numbers,  Year 6 Textbook 2 Page 15

Activity Four - Blood Heart: Keeping your heart healthy

 

Investigate how your heart rate accelerates and decelerates under different conditions.

 

Yesterday you collected your data. Today's task is to input this data into Microsoft Excel. Log on to Hwb, open Office 365 and open Excel. Input your data as in the example below. Once you have done this, select the Insert tab at the top of the screen. Select your data by holding down the left button of mouse and dragging from the bottom right corner to the top left corner. Having done this, select the line graph and choose the graph on the bottom left of the options. Next, select the Chart tab and explore the options for changing the chart and the axis titles. Finally, save your work - giving your document a name that relates to the task!

Tuesday 2nd March, 2021

Activity One – Grammar and Punctuation – Complete challenge Card by opening the document below:

Activity Two – Literacy: Warning Stories

 

3 - Underlying pattern of warning stories. Read through the Keep Off the Tracks! story again - as you do so, recognise how each paragraph of the story fits with typical pattern of a warning story:

Opening - Main character is warned, with a hint that they might get into trouble.

Build up - Main character arrives at setting. Setting is described.

Dilemma  - Main character gets into serious danger.

Resolution - Problem is solved with the main character being rescued.

Ending  - Main character is safe. They are told off. Main character learns a lesson.

 

Following this, complete Activity Four from the booklet - Matching vocabulary to its definition.

 

Activity three - Maths

 

2- and 3-place decimal numbers or Mental addition of decimals and whole numbers

 

Year 5: Mental addition of decimals and whole numbers Year 5 Textbook 2 Page 16

Year 6: Open your ActiveLearn account and open Clam Collector 6.13

Activity Four - Blood Heart: Keeping your heart healthy (This is also your wellbeing activity for today).

 

Investigate how your heart rate accelerates and decelerates under different conditions.

 

As we've done previously, calculate your resting heart rate in beats per minute. Carry out the following activities:

Walking for one minute.

Jogging for one minute.

Sprinting as fast as you can for one minute.

Listening to music for half an hour (try not to disturb anyone!).

Reading for half an hour.

Lying down and doing absolutely nothing for half an hour.

Calculate your heart rate after completing each activity, and then calculate it every minute until it returns to your resting heart rate.

 

Leave at least 15 minutes between each activity

 

Use the table below to help you record your results.

 

Monday 1st March, 2021

Activity One – Grammar and Punctuation – Complete challenge Card by opening the document below:

Activity Two – Literacy

 

St David's Day Comprehension

 

๐ŸŒถ๏ธ St David One ๐ŸŒถ๏ธ ๐ŸŒถ๏ธ  St David Two ๐ŸŒถ๏ธ ๐ŸŒถ๏ธ ๐ŸŒถ๏ธ St David Three

Activity Three  - Maths

 

St David's Day Problem Solving

Activity Four - The Mystery of the Stolen Sword

 

A long time ago, Saint David (Dewi Sant) was eager to establish his own community and decided to do this in the valley of Glyn Rhosyn.

Unfortunately, Boia, an important, fierce prince lived there and he wasn’t happy about Saint David’s plans. He sent his soldiers to frighten Saint David to scare him away from the land. During their journey to find David (Dewi), one of Boia’s soldiers lost his sword but he was convinced that one of the other soldiers had stolen it. Use the clues to help him find his sword and who had taken it!

The Mystery of the Stolen Sword

Friday 26th February 2021

Funky Friday 26th February 2021

Thursday 25th February, 2021

Activity One – Grammar and Punctuation – Complete challenge Card by opening the document below:

Activity Two – Literacy: Warning Stories

With reference to your map, learn to tell the Keep off the tracks! story on your own! I really enjoyed your storytelling back in the classroom, so it would be lovely to have someone film you in action retelling the story, then you send the clips in to me.

Activity Three  - Google Meet at 11:30am

You don't need to prepare anything for this one - just turn up!

Activity Four - Maths

 

Subtracting large numbers or Mental addition of decimals and whole numbers

 

Year 5: Mental addition of decimals and whole numbers Year 5 Textbook 2 Page 15

Year 6: Subtracting Large Numbers - Year 6 Textbook 2 Page 13

Activity Five - Blood Heart: Keeping your heart healthy

 

Use an Internet Search engine to find examples of anti-smoking material, like posters, slogans and warnings on cigarette packets etc. Copy some examples into a Word document in preparation for a forthcoming task.

 

๐ŸŒถ๏ธ  5 examples๐ŸŒถ๏ธ ๐ŸŒถ๏ธ 8 examples ๐ŸŒถ๏ธ ๐ŸŒถ๏ธ ๐ŸŒถ๏ธ  10 examples

 

Wednesday 24th February, 2021

Activity One – Grammar and Punctuation – Complete challenge Card by opening the document below:

Activity Two – Literacy: Warning Stories

Storytelling and mapping. Open the PDF and scroll down to activity two. Your task for today is to map the Keep off the tracks! story. Look at the example provided, but remember to draw what works for you - don't take too much time on little sketches - what's important is that you remember what the sketch relates to. Have fun! Please send in images of what you come up with.

Activity three - Maths

 

Subtracting large numbers or Mental addition of decimals and whole numbers

 

Year 5: Mental addition of decimals and whole numbers Year 5 Textbook 2 Page 14

Year 6: Subtracting Large Numbers - Year 6 Textbook 2 Page 12

Activity Four  - Blood Heart: Keeping your heart healthy

 

Use information from a variety of sources to research information on the effects of smoking on the body.

 

๐ŸŒถ๏ธ Research 5 separate facts ๐ŸŒถ๏ธ ๐ŸŒถ๏ธ  Research 8 separate facts ๐ŸŒถ๏ธ ๐ŸŒถ๏ธ ๐ŸŒถ๏ธ  Research 10 separate facts

 

Present your information in a Word or PowerPoint document. Try to include pictures.

Tuesday 22nd February, 2021

Activity One – Grammar and Punctuation – Complete challenge Card by opening the document below:

Activity Two – Literacy: Warning Stories

 

Read the Keep off the tracks! story by clicking on the PDF document below. Listen to the story by clicking on the link below or the link within the document. Read and listen to the story multiple times to help develop your understanding.

 

Create a glossary of unfamiliar vocabulary within the story. One way to do this would be to highlight and then copy and paste the story into a Word document. Following this, use the highlighter tool to mark unfamiliar vocabulary within the text and then use an Internet search engine to find an appropriate definition for the word.

Activity three - Maths

 

Subtracting large numbers or Mental addition of decimals and whole numbers

 

Year 5: Mental addition of decimals and whole numbers Year 5 Textbook 2 Page 13

Year 6: Open your ActiveLearn account and open Bingo! 6.12

 

Monday 23rd Feb Maths Mental addition of whole number and decimals

Activity Four  - Blood Heart: Keeping your heart healthy

 

Study pictures of a smoker's lungs and compare with a non-smokers lungs by opening the documents below. Describe what you can see, explaining any similarities and differences. You could copy and paste one or both of the pictures below into a Word document if it helps.

Activity Five - Wellbeing

Phone a friend!

Speak to a family member or friend you haven't heard from in a while. Discuss who'd be a good person to call with your parents, then try to phone/facetime them at an appropriate time. Think about the kind of things you could talk about before you make the call. Ask them how they are and what they've been up to. Share what you've been learning about recently and tell them about events in your life.

Monday 22nd February, 2021

Activity One – Grammar and Punctuation – Complete challenge Card by opening the document below:

Activity Two – Literacy: Warning Stories

 

Activity 1 - Riddles

 

A riddle is a puzzling, tricky, and often funny question asked as a game or as a test of one's thinking skills.

 

Here is a riddle: When is a door not a door? Answer: When it is ajar.

 

๐ŸŒถ๏ธ Solve 5 ๐ŸŒถ๏ธ ๐ŸŒถ๏ธ Solve 8 ๐ŸŒถ๏ธ ๐ŸŒถ๏ธ ๐ŸŒถ๏ธ Solve them all!

 

Try to solve the following riddles:

1) I am not alive but I grow. I don’t have lungs but I need air. Water kills me. What am I?

2) I make two people out of one. What am I?

3) I am white when I am dirty and black when I am clean. What am I?

4) This is light as a feather yet no one can hold it for long. What is it?

5) The more you take away the bigger I become. What am I?

6) I have hands but I cannot scratch myself. What am I?

7) I can be cracked. I can be made. I can be told. I can be played. What am I?

8) I am tall when I am new and short when I am old. What am I?

9) I have a little house in which I live all alone. It has no doors or windows and if I want to go out I must break through the wall. What am I?

10) I am strong enough to sink ships but I fear the sun. What am I?

Activity three - Maths

 

Subtracting large numbers or Mental addition of decimals and whole numbers

 

Year 5: Open your ActiveLearn account and open Hailstone Hullaballoo 5.11

Year 6: Subtracting large numbers Year 6 Textbook 2 Page 11

Monday 22nd Feb Maths Subtracting Large Numbers (Y6)

Activity Four  - Blood Heart: Keeping your heart healthy

 

Make a list of everything you think you know about smoking - avoid the temptation to carry our extra research on the Internet or speaking to family members. Organise your thoughts as you see fit - for example a drawing of a cigarette with your thoughts around the drawing.

Friday 12th February, 2021

Funky Friday February 12th 2021

Can you create some Kandinsky-inspired heart art?!

Thursday 11th February, 2021

Activity One – Grammar and Punctuation – Complete challenge Card by opening the document below:

Activity Two – Literacy: Doors - the world of possibility Year 6 Workbook by Jamie Thomas

Review of the Unit of Work - What has this work helped you learn about? What parts of the work have you enjoyed? Are there any parts you've not enjoyed? Write down your thoughts, remembering to give your reasons.

Activity three - Maths

 

Adding and subtracting from 6-digit numbers or Reading, writing, comparing and ordering 7-digit numbers

Activity Four - Blood Heart

Re-watch the video in yesterday's PowerPoint, then complete the comprehension activity.

Activity Five  - Wellbeing

 

Think about yesterday's meeting with PC Price. Have you ever seen any examples of cyber bullying? Do you think you've ever been cyber-bullied? If so, how did it make you feel? What did you do about it? Did you tell anyone about it?

Wednesday 10th February, 2021

Activity One – Grammar and Punctuation – Complete challenge Card by opening the document below:

Activity Two – Literacy: Doors - the world of possibility Year 6 Workbook by Jamie Thomas

Activity 10 - Writing your own story: Part Five

Following your plan, continue to read and respond to the Session 10 instructions in the document below.

Use the five sections of the planning grid as the five main paragraphs of your story.

Part Five (Paragraph Five): Main character cannot find portal again (sometimes has brought back a memento of new world). Please don't write any further than this point - focus on getting as much detail into this section as you possibly can.

Activity 3 - Google Meet at 11:00am - I'm looking forward to seeing you all! Don't forget your bingo cards.

Activity Four - Blood Heart/Maths

Watch the PowerPoint below

1) Answer the maths questions (please don't click ahead to find the answers - test yourself!).

2) Watch the video within the presentation.

3) Complete the Activity Sheet below.

Tuesday 9th February, 2021

Activity One – Grammar and Punctuation – Complete challenge Card by opening the document below:

Activity Two – Literacy: Doors - the world of possibility Year 6 Workbook by Jamie Thomas

Activity 10 - Writing your own story: Part Four

Following your plan, continue to read and respond to the Session 10 instructions in the document below.

Use the five sections of the planning grid as the five main paragraphs of your story.

Part Four (Paragraph Four): Main character has to escape and return through the portal. Please don't write any further than this point - focus on getting as much detail into this section as you possibly can.

Activity three - Maths

 

Adding and subtracting from 6-digit numbers or Reading, writing, comparing and ordering 7-digit numbers

 

๐ŸŒถ๏ธ Complete the page ๐ŸŒถ๏ธ๐ŸŒถ๏ธ Complete the page add the 'Think' challenge

Activity Four - Blood Heart.

Following on from yesterday's activity, open the card sorting activity below. Think about how you give help to others. Then, think about how this help could be grouped into helping your Family & Friends, the School Community, the Local Community or the Wider World. Group the examples given under these headings, and think of one additional way you could help for each of these groupings.

Activity Five - Make your own bingo card ready for next meeting!

 

1) Draw a table with 9 columns and three rows - this will give you 27 squares.

2) Using the numbers 1 - 90, add 15 numbers of your choice into the table, leaving 12 empty squares.

3) The first column is for numbers 1 -10, the next 11 - 20, then 21 - 30, 31 - 40, 41 - 50, 51 - 60, 61 - 70, 71 - 80 and finally 81 - 90.

4) There can only be 5 numbers in each row. There can be 0, 1, 2 or 3 numbers in each column.

 

Look at the example below - don't use this one - it's important that everyone has different cards!

 

There's also a template you can print off below - either write your numbers onto the PDF document or type them into  Word document.

 

On the next meeting, we'll have a game between us. I'll call numbers out one by one. If I call out your number you can 'dab'/mark it off. The first one to get a full line of (5) numbers wins, then the game continues until someone has dabbed/marked off all of their 15 numbers - a full house. When you get that line or full house - you need to let me know! - raise your hand on the screen/open your microphone and shout "line!" or "house!"

Monday 8th February, 2021

Activity One – Grammar and Punctuation – Complete challenge Card by opening the document below:

 

Adverbs

An adverb is a word which modifies a verb, which means that it tells you howwhenwhere or why something is being done.

Consider the following sentence:

 

I called to my little sister.


If you add an adverb, it gives you more information about the characters or the action in the sentence, for example:

I called angrily to my little sister. OR I called excitedly to my little sister.

tells us more about the feelings of the person involved.

Activity Two – Literacy: Doors - the world of possibility Year 6 Workbook by Jamie Thomas

Activity 10 - Writing your own story: Part Three

Following your plan, continue to read and respond to the Session 10 instructions in the document below.

Use the five sections of the planning grid as the five main paragraphs of your story.

Part Three (Paragraph Three): Main character explores new world and encounters a problem. Please don't write any further than this point - focus on getting as much detail into this section as you possibly can.

Activity Three - Maths

Adding and Subtracting from 6-digit numbers or Reading, writing, comparing and ordering 7-digit numbers.

Maths 8th Feb 2021

Reading, writing and comparing 7-digit numbers & Adding and subtracting from 6-digit numbers using place value.

Activity Four - Blood Heart

Think about these questions and make some notes on them before watching the PowerPoint below:

When did you last help someone?

How can you help others?

Why might we help others?

Funky Friday February 5th 2021

Make your own blood!

Thursday 4th February, 2021

Activity One – Grammar and Punctuation – Complete Challenge Card by opening the document below:

Activity Two – Literacy: Doors - the world of possibility Year 6 Workbook by Jamie Thomas

Activity 10 - Writing your own story: Part Two

Folowing your plan., continue to read and respond to the Session 10 instructions in the document below.

Use the five sections of the planning grid as the five main paragraphs of your story.

Part Two (Paragraph Two): Describe new world. Please don't write any further than this point - focus on getting as much detail into this section as you possibly can.

Activity Three - Maths

Open your ActiveLearn account and open the following homework documents:

 

Homework Sheet 6.6

or

Homework Sheet 5.6

or

Homework Sheet 3.6

Activity Four - Blood Heart

There are eight main blood types but some are rarer than others. The list below shows the percentage of donors with each blood type:

  • O positive: 35%
  • O negative: 13%
  • A positive: 30%
  • A negative: 8%
  • B positive: 8%
  • B negative: 2%
  • AB positive: 2%
  • AB negative: 1%

 

๐ŸŒถ๏ธ Create a graph of this data using the graph paper below ๐ŸŒถ๏ธ ๐ŸŒถ๏ธ  Create the graph on paper, then input the data into Microsoft Excel - which do you prefer, the graph or the pie chart? Why?

 

Do you know your own blood type?

Activity Five - Google Meet at 2:00pm - I'm looking forward to seeing you all again! Make sure you've got your bingo cards ready!

Wednesday 3rd February, 2021

Activity One – Grammar and Punctuation – Complete Challenge Card by opening the document below:

 

Use the Internet to research the meanings of the prefixes and words if you're unsure of them.

Activity Two – Literacy: Doors - the world of possibility Year 6 Workbook by Jamie Thomas

Activity 10 - Writing your own story: Part One

Think about your plans from yesterday. If you have done two, select your preferred plan. Read and respond to the Session 10 instructions in the document below.

Using the five sections of the planning grid as the five main paragraphs of your story

Part One (Paragraph One): Main character finds magical portal and enters new world. Please don't write any further than this point - focus on getting as much detail into this section as you possibly can.

Activity Three – Maths: Click on the link below and select Division Facts. Focus on the Hit the Question section on the right of the page. To start, select the multiplication table you're working on. If you're on random tables, select mixed. Select division up to 10 to begin with, and then division up to 12 to make it a little harder. How many can you get in the time?! Try to beat your score.

Activity Four - Blood Heart 

Research ABO Blood Group System.

 

๐ŸŒถ๏ธ Investigate the dangers of early blood transfusions. Identify the four ABO blood groups and describe what happens to a blood sample if mixed with blood of a different group ๐ŸŒถ๏ธ๐ŸŒถ๏ธ Complete this first task, then as an extension, investigate the role of Austrian physician, Karl Landsteiner in distinguishing the main blood groups.

 

You'll find lots of information on the Internet. Refine your search to find suitable information (use keywords llke 'for kids,' 'for children,' 'KS2' or 'Year 6' in your search). Only record what you understand! Make sure that your facts do not repeat or overlap.

 

Present your information in a Word or PowerPoint document and share with me!

Tuesday 2nd February, 2021

Activity One – Grammar and Punctuation – Complete challenge Card by opening the document below:

Activity Two – Literacy: Doors - the world of possibility Year 6 Workbook by Jamie Thomas

Activity 9 - Planning a portal story

Plan a few portal stories of your own using the planning sheet provied below. Look at the example given in the document. You may like to draw upon your own personal experience as well as your wider reading and imagination. There are two pictures included to help stimulate your imagination if necessary.

Activity Three - Maths

Open your ActiveLearn account and open the following Practice Games

 

Get the Yeti 6.6

or

Reel it In 5.6

or

Pesky Pests 3.6

Activity Four - Blood Heart

๐ŸŒถ๏ธ Open the document below and complete the Blood Cell Basics Activity ๐ŸŒถ๏ธ๐ŸŒถ๏ธ  Complete the Blood Cell Basics activity below, and attempt to recreate the pie chart using Microsoft Excel

 

Activity Five - Make your own bingo card ready for our Thursday meeting!

 

1) Draw a table with 9 columns and three rows - this will give you 27 squares.

2) Using the numbers 1 - 90, add 15 numbers of your choice into the table, leaving 12 empty squares.

3) The first column is for numbers 1 -10, the next 11 - 20, then 21 - 30, 31 - 40, 41 - 50, 51 - 60, 61 - 70, 71 - 80 and finally 81 - 90.

4) There can only be 5 numbers in each row. There can be 0, 1, 2 or 3 numbers in each column.

 

Look at the example below - don't use this one - it's important that everyone has different cards!

 

There's also a template you can print off below - either write your numbers onto the PDF document or type them into  Word document.

 

On Thursday, we'll have a game between us. I'll call numbers out one by one. If I call out your number you can 'dab'/mark it off. The first one to get a full line of (5) numbers wins, then the game continues until someone has dabbed/marked off all of their 15 numbers - a full house. When you get that line or full house - you need to let me know! - raise your hand on the screen/open your microphone and shout "line!" or "house!"

Monday 1st February, 2021

Activity One – Grammar and Punctuation – Complete challenge Card by opening the document below:

 

Homonyms - These are two words that are spelled the same and sound the same but have different meanings. ... Therefore, a homonym is a word that has the same name as another word, meaning that the two words look and sound exactly alike.

Activity Two – Literacy: Doors - the world of possibility Year 6 Workbook by Jamie Thomas

Activity 8b - Through the eyes of a character: Create short piece of descriptive writing based on seeing a mysterious door through the eyes of your character. Use the planning grid to help you. Print off the PDF to handwrite your ideas. Open the Word document to wordprocess your ideas.

 

Think about the work you've done up to this point, look at the example given as a guide.

 

๐ŸŒถ๏ธ๐ŸŒถ๏ธ Complete planning grid and descriptive paragraph ๐ŸŒถ๏ธ๐ŸŒถ๏ธ๐ŸŒถ๏ธComplete a second grid, with the same character but a different different door! Consider which paragraph you prefer.

Activity Three – Maths: Click on the link below and select Division Facts. Focus on the Hit the Answer section on the left of the page. To start, select the multiplication table you're working on. If you're on random tables, select mixed. Select division up to 10 to begin with, and then division up to 12 to make it a little harder. How many can you get in the time?! Try to beat your score.

Activity Four - Blood Heart

Watch the PowerPoint presentation and then answer the questions:

1) Why are red blood cells compared to postmen?

2) Why are white blood cells compared to policemen?

3) Why are platelets compared to doctors?

 

Fill in the missing words BEFORE revealing the answers!

Friday 29th January, 2021

Funky Friday 29th Jan 2021

Thursday 28th January, 2021

Activity One – Grammar and Punctuation – Complete challenge Card by opening the document below:

 

Activity Two – Literacy: Doors - the world of possibility Year 6 Workbook by Jamie Thomas

Activity 8a - Through the eyes of a character Part One

First, think of your character – it’s easier if you base this on someone you know.

 

๐ŸŒถ๏ธ๐ŸŒถ๏ธ Sketch you character on a sheet of A4 paper. Make notes around your sketch that relate to each of the seven bullet points.

 ๐ŸŒถ๏ธ๐ŸŒถ๏ธ๐ŸŒถ๏ธ Sketch your character on a sheet of A4 paper. On a separate piece of lined paper (or a Word document) write seven short paragraphs, with each paragraph relating to a bullet point.

 

Activity Three - Maths

Open your ActiveLearn account and open the following homework documents:

 

Homework Sheet 6.5

or

Homework Sheet 5.5

or

Homework Sheet 3.5

Use this recording sheet for your data and graph. Either print it off and complete it by hand, or complete it in Microsoft Word. Feel free to make your own recording sheet if you wish.

Activity Five - Health and Wellbeing

With the help of your parents, prepare your healthy meal the you planned earlier in the week. Take lots of photographs and send them in. Extend this task into the weekend if it suits.

Handy Hint for our Online Wellbeing Video Calls - if you're having difficulty getting into Google Classroom - check no-one else is logged in (see the document for more info)

Wednesday 27th January, 2021

Activity One – Grammar and Punctuation – Complete challenge Card by opening the document below:

Activity Two – Literacy: Doors - the world of possibility Year 6 Workbook by Jamie Thomas

Activity 7 - Grammar and Punctuation work

 

๐ŸŒถ๏ธ Complete part a ๐ŸŒถ๏ธ๐ŸŒถ๏ธ Complete parts a and b ๐ŸŒถ๏ธ๐ŸŒถ๏ธ๐ŸŒถ๏ธComplete parts a, b and c.

 

Activity 3 - Google Meet at 11:30am - I'm looking forward to seeing you all! I won't be nagging anyone or talking about work, this is just a gentle check and catch up session. I can't wait to hear how you're all doing!

Activity Four - Blood Heart

Heart Posters Part 2 - Labelling features of the heart, with a basic explanation of each feature.

Activity Five – Maths: Click on the link below and select Time Tables. Select the table you are currently working on to sharpen your skills. Concentrate on the Hit the Question side on the right of the page.  For those children working on random facts, look to keep yourselves sharp across all of the tables. Keep on trying to better your high score!

Tuesday 26th January, 2021

Activity One – Grammar and Punctuation – Complete challenge Card by opening the document below:

Activity Two – Literacy: Doors - the world of possibility Year 6 Workbook by Jamie Thomas.
Activity 6: Comprehension

The door was the last one in the corridor. As the flames flickered over it, they showed it was barred; a hefty iron chain hung across it, and the mud floor beneath was red with rust that had flaked off in the long years of locking and unlocking.

The keeper hung his lantern on a nail, took the key from a dirty string around his neck, and fitted it into the keyhole. Then he looked behind him.

 'Get on with it!' the big man growled. 'Let me see what she keeps in there!'

The keeper grinned; he knew fear when he heard it. With both hands he turned the key, then tugged out the red chain in a shower of rust and pushed the door. It opened, just a fraction. Darkness and a damp smell oozed through the black slit.

He stepped well back, handed the stranger the lantern, and jerked his head. He had no tongue to speak with; she'd made sure he kept her secrets.

The stranger hesitated; a draught moved his hair and he gazed back up the stone passageway as if he longed suddenly for warmth and light. And from what I've heard, the keeper thought, you won't be seeing much of those ever again.

Then the man held up the lantern and pushed the door. The keeper watched his face intently in the red glow, and his great hand, as it clutched a luck-stone that swung at his neck. The man went in, slowly. The door closed.

 

Pick the set of questions you want to answer - be brave!

 

๐ŸŒถ๏ธ easiest ๐ŸŒถ๏ธ๐ŸŒถ๏ธmedium ๐ŸŒถ๏ธ๐ŸŒถ๏ธ๐ŸŒถ๏ธ hardest

 

๐ŸŒถ๏ธ

1. What colour was the mud beneath the door?

2. Where did the keeper keep his key for the door?

3. What came through the door as it opened?

4. Why do you think the stranger hesitated (waited/paused) at the door?

5. What did the keeper think was going to happen to the stranger?

 

๐ŸŒถ๏ธ๐ŸŒถ๏ธ

1. Why do you think the door was "barred" and had a "hefty chain" across it?

2. Why did the keeper hang his lantern on a nail to open the door?

3. Why do you think the big man wanted the keeper to "get on with" opening the door?

4. What has the author described as the "black slit?"

5. Why do you think the keeper stood well back after opening the door?

 

๐ŸŒถ๏ธ๐ŸŒถ๏ธ๐ŸŒถ๏ธ

1. The door was the last one in the corridor.

What is the significance of the word last? Can you think of another context where the word last has a significant meaning? e.g. the last chance.

2. How do the opening lines (highlighted above) set the mood of the story? What are your immediate impressions?

3. Having spent a great deal of time reflecting on the significance of doors and their appearance, what does this description suggest to you?

4. Why has Fisher described the iron chain as being ‘hefty’? What could the significance of this word be in the context of the story?

5. Darkness and a damp smell oozed through the black slit.

How does this make you feel as a reader? What is the relevance of both darkness and a damp smell? Do either of these surprise you; if so, why?

Activity Three - Maths

Open your ActiveLearn account and open the following problem solving activities:

 

Nine AGAIN! 6.5

or

Persistent Answers 5.5

or

Guess My Number 3.5

Activity Four - Blood Heart

Produce a picture of the heart using anything you want - colouring pencils, paint, fabrics, household junk etc. -  Use a sheet of A4 or A3 paper if you have some available. You will find many images of the heart on the Internet. Find one to your liking and attempt to recreate it. Leave space around your creation for the next stage of the activity coming tomorrow...

Activity Five - Health and Wellbeing

Think about your food diaries and your research on keeping your heart healthy. With this in mind, plan a healthy meal that (with the help of your parents) you can prepare later on in the week. Make a list of what you're going to need. Look about the house to see what's available (or talk very nicely to your parents if they are due to go shopping over the next few days! angel).

Monday 25th January, 2021

Activity One – Grammar and Punctuation – Complete challenge Card by opening the document below:

Activity Two – Literacy: Doors - the world of possibility Year 6 Workbook by Jamie Thomas.

Decide how you would perform The Door poem out loud and have a go at performing at home. Send in video clips of your performances!

Activity Three – Maths: Click on the link below and select Time Tables. Select the table you are currently working on to sharpen your skills. Concentrate on the Hit the Question side on the left of the page.  For those children working on random facts, look to keep yourselves sharp across all of the tables. Keep on trying to better your high score!

Activity Four - Blood Heart 

Compare and contrast your healthy heart research with your food diaries from the previous week – could you do more to keep your heart healthy?! 

Activity Five  - Health and Wellbeing

Today is Saint Dwynwen's Day - Dydd Santa Dwynwen

Watch the videos below then answer the questions...

Hello Dosbarth Owls - 21.01.21

Hello Dosbarth Owls, a short message from your new Headteacher.

Funky Friday Challenge - 22.01.21

Creative Challenge for Dosbarth Owl to design (and create) an obstacle course to promote healthy hearts.

Dosbarth Owl - Funky Friday Creative Challenge 22nd January

Hello Dosbarth Owls, don't forget when designing your obstacle course that you need to get your heart pumping so you need a variety of different exercises or challenges that move different parts of your body. You can research on google to see what kind of activities or exercises other obstacle courses use for some inspiration. Think about how long your obstacle course should take or whether someone should do the obstacle course route more than once to get the best level of exercise and heart health.

Class Video Jan 21 2021

Thursday 21st January, 2021

Activity One – Grammar and Punctuation – Complete challenge Card by opening the document below:

Activity Two – Literacy: Doors - the world of possibility Year 6 Workbook by Jamie Thomas.

Activity 5b - Make some notes on the The Door poem with reference to the questions provided.

Activity Three - Maths

Open your ActiveLearn account and open the following homework documents:

 

Homework Sheet 6.4

or

Homework Sheet 5.4

or

Homework Sheet 3.4

Activity Four - Blood Heart

Use Internet search engine to research information from different sources about how to keep your heart healthy.

Challenge 1 - find 8 facts

Challenge 2 - find 12 facts

Challenge 3 - find 15 facts

Refine your search to find suitable information (use keyword ilke 'for kids,' 'for children,' 'KS2' or 'Year 6' in your search). Only record what you understand! Make sure that your facts do not repeat or overlap. 

Activity Five - IT

Present your facts from Activity Four in a Microsoft Word or PowerPoint document. Incorporate pictures into the document.

Wednesday 20th January, 2021

Activity One – Grammar and Punctuation – Complete challenge Card by opening the document below:

Modal Verbs - These are verbs that indicate likelihood, ability, permission or obligation.

They are words like: can/could, may/might, will/would, shall/should and must.

"The Sea Monster should go away"

'Should' is the modal verb here as it indicates the likelihood of the Sea Monster going away.

Use an Internet search engine to find examples if you need more help).

Activity Two – Literacy: Doors - the world of possibility Year 6 Workbook by Jamie Thomas.

Activity 5 - Read The Door poem and listen to two contrasting performances via the links provided in the document below. Decide what reading you prefer and jot down some reasons for your choice. 

Activity Three – Maths: Click on the link below and select Halves. Look through the Number Ranges on the left of the page. Find a number range you are comfortable with and try to enhance your quickfire doubling skills. As you do, move down the page.

Activity Four - Blood Heart 

The circulatory system reading comprehension. Complete the activity by opening the documents below. Answer either a (easier), (b (medium) or c (harder). 

Activity Five – Jamie Peacock’s 30-Day Wellbeing Challenge. There'a been lots of trouble with this! Try this to get it sorted:

1) Log in to Hwb

2) Click on the waffle at the top of the sceen

3) Click on Google for Education

4) Click on the Dosbarth Owls 'classroom' 

5 ) Click on the link. Book your free tickets for the next wellbeing challenge on Wednesday 27th January at 12:30pm. Use your hwb email to register! The school postcode is CF44 6YP.

Tuesday 19th January, 2021

Activity One – Grammar and Punctuation – Complete challenge Card One by opening the document below:

Activity Two – Literacy: Doors - the world of possibility Year 6 Workbook by Jamie Thomas.

Activity 4 - Idioms: An idiom is a common word or phrase which means something different  from its literal meaning, but can be understood becuase of its popular use.

 

Look at the examples, then try to work out the meanings of the idioms about doors. Use an internet serach engine to help with any you are unsure of.

Activity Three - Maths

Open your ActiveLearn account and open the following Practice Games

 

Bingo! 6.4

or

Marching Madness 5.4

or

Marching Madness 3.4

Activity Four  - Topic

Blood Heart 

Watch Workings of the heart PowerPoint below, and begin to consider what you can do to help keep your heart healthy. 

Activity Five – Day Six of Jamie Peacock’s 30-Day Wellbeing Challenge

Monday 18th January, 2021

Activity One – Grammar and Punctuation – Complete challenge Card One by opening the document below:

Activity Two – Literacy: Doors - the world of possibility Year 6 Workbook by Jamie Thomas.

Activity 3 - Have a go at drawing, painting or creating your own door. What design would you choose? What would it represent?

Activity Three – Maths: Click on the link below and select Doubling. Look through the Number Ranges on the left of the page. Find a number range you are comfortable with and try to enhance your quickfire doubling skills. As you do, move down the page. 

Activity Four - Blood Heart 

Watch some heart dissection videos via the links below. We can't do this for real in class, so this is the next best thing. Many apologies if you're squeamish! The first video is for primary children. The second one is for older children, but still an interesting watch. Both videos are very short. 

Activity Five – Day Five of Jamie Peacock’s 30-Day Wellbeing Challenge

Friday 15th January, 2021

Activity One – Grammar and Punctuation – Complete challenge Card One by opening the document below:

Activity Two – Literacy: Doors - the world of possibility Year 6 Workbook by Jamie Thomas.

Activity 2d -  Complete the writing challenge at the bottom of page 5 of the document below.

Activity 3 - Maths - Open the Document below and attempt the challenge!
Activity Four - Update your weekly food and exercise diary for yesterday and today. Please update it over the weekend and review how the week has gone. What's been good about your diet and exercise? What could you have done better?
Activity Five – Day Four of Jamie Peacock’s 30-Day Wellbeing Challenge

Thursday 14th January, 2021

Activity One – Grammar and Punctuation – Complete challenge Card One by opening the document below:

Activity Two – Literacy: Doors - the world of possibility Year 6 Workbook by Jamie Thomas.

Activity 2c  - With your ideas from the previous session, go back and see if you can add to them. You could add more description or bring the thing to life through action, e.g. I opened the magical door and saw a shoal of hungry shadows, tangoing through busy streets. Have fun adding to your ideas and let your imagination run wild. Have a read of the poem created with some Y6 children to help you get ideas.

Activity Three - Maths

Open your ActiveLearn account and open the following homework documents:

 

Homework Sheet 6.3

or

Homework Sheet 5.3

or

Homework Sheet 3.3

Activity Four - Update your weekly food and exercise diary for yesterday and today. Open the document you created yesterday in Office 365. Remember that it will auto-save, so you won't see the 'save' function.
Activity Five – Day Three of Jamie Peacock’s 30-Day Wellbeing Challenge – How are you getting on with this?!

Wednesday 13th January, 2021

Activity One – Grammar and Punctuation – Complete challenge Card One by opening the document below:

 

Activity Two – Literacy: Doors - the world of possibility Year 6 Workbook by Jamie Thomas.

Activity 2b  - Brainstorm a list of ideas of what could be behind door, using example as stimulus.

Activity Two – Literacy: Doors - the world of possibility Year 6 Workbook by Jamie Thomas.

Activity 2b  - Brainstorm a list of ideas of what could be behind door, using the example as stimulus.

Activity Three – Maths: Click on the link below and select Number Bonds. Select either addition within 10, addition within 20 or addition within 100. If you’re finding it too easy, move up. If you’re finding it too hard, move down. Play the games several times, trying to beat your best score.
Activity Four - Update your weekly food and exercise diary for yesterday and today. Open the document you created yesterday in Office 365. Remember that it will auto-save, so you won't see the 'save' function.
Activity Five – Day Two of Jamie Peacock’s 30-Day Wellbeing Challenge – I'm aware that there were problems with getting access to this on Tuesday. We are trying to work out what has gone wrong and trying to put this right!

Tuesday 12th January, 2021

Activity One – Grammar and Punctuation – Complete challenge Card One by opening the document below:

Activity Two – Literacy: Doors - the world of possibility Year 6 Workbook by Jamie Thomas.

Activity 2a - Read the poem below:

 

The Magic Box, By Kit Wright

 

I will put in the box

the swish of a silk sari on a summer night,

fire from the nostrils of a Chinese dragon,

the tip of a tongue touching a tooth.

 

I will put in the box

a snowman with a rumbling belly

a sip of the bluest water from Lake Lucerne,

a leaping spark from an electric fish.

 

I will put into the box

three violet wishes spoken in Gujarati,

the last joke of an ancient uncle,

and the first smile of a baby

 

I will put into the box

a fifth season and a black sun,

a cowboy on a broomstick

and a witch on a white horse.

 

My box is fashioned from ice and gold and steel,

with stars on the lid and secrets in the corners.

Its hinges are the toe joints of dinosaurs.

I shall surf in my box

 

on the great high-rolling breakers of the wild

Atlantic,

then wash ashore on a yellow beach

the colour of the sun.

 

Think about the sights, sounds, smells, tastes the writer puts inside the box. Why do you think the writer has chosen these things? Note how the last two paragraphs change to become what the box is made from and what the writer will do with the box - why do you think he has chosen these things?

 

 

Activity Three - Maths

Open your ActiveLearn account and open the following Practice Games

 

Robot Blaster 6.3

or

Jungle Jump 5.3

or

Treetop Topple 3.3

Activity Four - Update your weekly food and exercise diary for yesterday and today. Open the document you created yesterday in Office 365. Remember that it will auto-save, so you won't see the 'save' function.
Activity Five – Day One of Jamie Peacock’s 30-Day Wellbeing Challenge – email me to let me know how this is going!

Monday 11th January, 2021

Activity One – Grammar and Punctuation – Complete challenge Card One by opening the document below:

Activity Two – Literacy: Doors - the world of possibility Year 6 Workbook by Jamie Thomas.

Open the document below and Complete Activity One

Activity Three – Maths: Click on the link below and select Number Bonds. Select either making 10, making 20 or making 100. If you’re finding it too easy, move up. If you’re finding it too hard, move down. Play the games several times, trying to beat your best score.

Activity Four – Topic: Open the PowerPoint document below to help develop to understanding of the importance of a healthy diet. Following this, open the Weekly Food Diary document. Rename and save it using Office 365. Update it today and throughout the week.

Activity Five – Jamie Peacock’s 30-Day Wellbeing Challenge – check email to see that your invitation/ticket for your participation in the challenge is waiting. Research the challenge and Jamie Peacock in preparation for tomorrow...

Friday 8th January, 2021.

Maths

Open the PowerPoint below and attempt the challenge!

English

Read through The Cave story by opening the document below. Then, open up the questions documents, one for each page.

Thursday 7th January, 2021

Maths

Open your ActiveLearn account and open the following documents found under the ‘My Stuff’ tab. You will only find two activities – the homework sheet and the online activity that relate to the work you’ve been doing in class. These will be:

Homework Sheet 6.2 & Bug Zapper 6.2

or

Homework Sheet 5.2 & Smack the Shack 5.2

or

Homework Sheet 3.2 & Sea-Shack Smash 3.2

 

English

Read the sentences on the pages below. Can you spot the spelling, grammar and punctuation mistakes? Correct the mistakes and re-write the sentences in the space below.

Happy New Year!

Here’s your work for today...

Maths

Open your ActiveLearn account and open the following documents found under the ‘My Stuff’ tab. You will only find two activities – the homework sheet and the online activity that relate to the work you’ve been doing in class. These will be:

Homework Sheet 6.1 & Lava Drama 6.1

or

Homework Sheet 5.1 & Cloud Class 5.1

or

Homework Sheet 3.1 & Bop a Bird 3.1

Language

New Year’s Resolutions.

Open and use the PowerPoint Below to help you reflect on 2020 and from this develop an action plan – a New Year’s Resolution – for the year ahead. You can choose to reflect either on what has happened at home or in school.

Using Hwb, open Microsoft Word in Office 365. Record your ideas in Word document. Organise you writing into four paragraphs as indicated in the PowerPoint, where you remember, evaluate, analyse and develop an action plan for the year ahead.

Save your document, and send it to me! You should see your document just by clicking on Office 365. Right click on the document, select ‘share’ and send it to me at jonesg498@hwbmail.net

If you have any problems or queries, please send me an email.