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Afternoon message- Friday 1st May 2020

Hello again Year 6,

I hope you have had a fantastic learning today and as matter of fact, an enjoyable week of home learning. We are all getting better at this new way of learning. A VERY MASSIVE WELL DONE TO YOU ALL! A very well done to all of you who have made an outstanding effort of producing excellent pieces of work.

I hope you all enjoyed improving the paragraph of your persuasive letter. It would be lovely to see some of your hard work so please upload on your seesaw so we can appreciate all the brilliant learning taking place at home.

I can’t believe it is already weekend. I’m actually excited because I’m having an afternoon tea with my family in the garden with the weather permitting. I believe you know what this entails right! I will be doing a lot of baking: scones, cakes and bread etc. It will be nice to hear about your weekend.

For now, I would like to wish you all a very restful, relaxing weekend. Do something different but don’t forget to soak in a lovely book.

Please don’t forget to check out the timetable and lessons for next week.

 

Please stay at home and stay safe!

Mrs Acquah-Aikins

Morning message - Friday 1st May 2020

Hello Year 6,

We hope you are all keeping safe and well.

As we come to the end of the second week of the new term, we hope you have managed to adapt to this new way of learning. We advise you to stick to a daily routine in order to complete all tasks on the weekly time table. It is very important for your physical and mental health that you partake in the daily exercise with Joe Wicks to help keep yourself active while staying at home.

Please stick to the daily timetable and complete your English, Maths and History. When rewriting the chosen paragraph of your persuasive letter, try and make it more persuasive, engaging and interesting by using some of the ambitious vocabulary and phrases you might have learnt in your daily reading. Pay particular attention to punctuation and use them effectively.

You may also find you have time for other activities to aid your learning such as Arts and Crafts. I, myself, have used this time for some reading and I am thoroughly enjoying rediscovering one of my childhood favourites: The Chronicles of Narnia. "The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe" is actually available for download on the Year 6 website.

Do not hesitate to email using the contact form on the Year 6 page if you need help and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

I will be back later in the day.

Mrs Acquah-Aikins.

Important - Use Seesaw to share your learning with your teacher!

Parents:

Download the Seesaw Class app. Use the 12-digit personal text code, sent via email.

Your child can then share their learning with their teacher and receive feedback.

Daily Timetable/Activities

 

Reading

Read for at least 20 minutes. This could be your school reading book, a home book, Bug Club or another text you enjoy. Identify any new and unknown vocabulary and find the definitions.

 

Complete the 'Fact or Opinion' activity below. There are four different difficulty levels to select from: Beginner, Easy, Tricky and Expert. You can select your difficulty level. Mark your answers using the answer sheet at the end of the questions.

PE

Complete the daily Joe Wicks (The Body Coach) PE lesson.

Visit his YouTube channel here:

https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1/videos 

 

Maths

Visit the White Rose Maths website here: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/

Please complete Lesson Five (Friday Maths Challenge). You can watch the video first to help you, then complete the worksheet and mark it. If you are finding it difficult, re-watch the video or look for other online tutorials (Khan Academy and Mathantics are good places to start).

 

Writing

You should have completed your persuasive letter and edited and improved it by now. For the final stage of the editing process, we would like you to select the paragraph which you feel is the weakest and rewrite it. Make sure you think really carefully about how you can make your writing persuasive and engaging. Use the checklists below to improve the quality of your paragraph.

SPaG

Practise your weekly spellings. Copy them into your home learning book and write their definitions.

 

Complete the SPaG activity below. There is a Powerpoint which you can work through to show you how to answer the questions. You can then work on the varied fluency questions. Select either 'Developing', 'Expected' or 'Greater Depth' depending on how confident you are with the topic. You can then mark your work and move onto the application and reasoning sheet.

History

Read through the PowerPoint below which is focused on the history of Africa. You may already know some of this information from your research last week.

Complete the sorting activity. Firstly, order the events in chronological order. Then create a 'Diamond 9', which is demonstrated on the second page of the sheet, to show which events you think are the most and least important.

If you have time, you can then complete the 'Mapping Africa' activity, using the internet, an atlas or globe to help you.

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