Afternoon Message - Monday 23rd March 2020
Good afternoon Year 6! I hope you have had an enjoyable first day of learning at home. I know that some websites have been crashing because of the increased number of children accessing them all over the country! Hopefully this improves tomorrow but if not, you can continue to complete the rest of your home learning in your book. Well done to all of you that have made a big effort to continue your learning as normal today. I really enjoyed receiving emails from many of you today with questions about your learning – it showed me just how seriously you are taking it.
I hope you enjoyed planning your piece of writing. I am sure you remembered to think back to all the language and structural features of narrative writing. Hopefully you have included which grammatical features you are going to include in each paragraph, such as fronted adverbials, metaphors, personification and subordinate clause openers. If not, you could go back and add these into your plan to make sure that you remember to use them in your writing tomorrow.
We are working on ways for you to be able to share your work with us so that we can see all the incredible learning taking place at home. As soon as this is up and running, we will give you the details. For now, have a restful, relaxing evening and we will speak again in the morning! 😊
Mr. Berry (Gold Class Teacher/Year Group Leader)
Morning Message - Monday 23rd March 2020
Good morning Year 6! I hope you have all had a lovely, relaxing and safe weekend. Today is the first day of your home learning and the Year 6 team have been working hard over the past week to make sure that you have a range of engaging educational activities that you can complete at home.
The first thing you need to do is read through the weekly timetable. You need to check this everyday so that you know which activities you need to complete. Today, I am very excited to be taking part in the Joe Wicks (The Body Coach) workout - you can find this on his YouTube channel. I know that so many of you love PE so I'm sure you will enjoy his free workout!
I am also really looking forward to seeing some of your plans for your flashback narrative from the perspective of Munchkin. We have already written some flashback narratives over the past few weeks from the perspective of different characters, so this one should be of a very high standard!
I hope you all have a really great day. Don't forget to have a healthy balanced diet throughout the day, try to find a quiet comfortable place where you can work and take regular, short brain-breaks to help you stay focussed. I will be back at 3pm with another message to end the day. In the meantime, if you need anything at all, please email me using the contact form on the main Year 6 page and I will try to get back to you as quick as I can!
Mr Berry (Gold Class Teacher/Year Group Leader)
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 first section ('Running') of the reading comprehension test and mark it.
Complete the daily Joe Wicks (The Body Coach) PE lesson.
Visit his YouTube channel here:
Visit the White Rose Maths website here: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/
Please complete Lesson One (Using Ratio Language). 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).
Begin planning a new flashback narrative, based on the character of Munchkin from Floodland. Use the same planning structure that you have been using in class with your teacher. You will start your piece of writing tomorrow. Think back to all of the flashback writing you have completed over the previous weeks and use these as a model for this piece of writing.
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.
Complete the electricity scavenger hunt around your house, using the worksheet. Complete the other sorting and classifying activities which are on the worksheet. Complete all activities in your home learning book.