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Wednesday 20th January 2021
Morning Year 6! Well done for all of your Alma writing so far - we are really enjoying reading them. This afternoon we will be planning our work for next week and therefore, Mr B will not be doing a Zoom for Science today. Instead, you have some PSHE and Music work to complete, just as you did last week.
0845 – 0915: EMW or short exercise
0915: Register and Zoom 1 - English
1100: Zoom 2 - Maths
1215 – 1315: Lunch time
1315 - Afternoon work
1515: End of school day.
EMW: As usual, please find your fluency questions below - we will mark these in the second Zoom of the day!
Maths: We will be continuing our work on ratio today and you can find the questions for the lesson below. If you can, try to have a copy with you (electronically is fine) so that you can complete them in your own time on the Zoom.
English: In today's lesson, we are going to be recapping dialogue so that you can add one final paragraph to your writing. Once we have done this, you can edit, improve and publish your whole piece.
Afternoon work: As we are planning this afternoon, please see the document below for your afternoon tasks. You do not need to send these to us though we will be expecting your English work.
Afternoon work: PSHE/Music
PE plans for exercising at home.
Maths. This half term we will mainly be focusing on algebra, angles, and volume. If you would like to support your child's learning in these areas, you may find the following websites useful:
English. Our English units in Spring 1 are narrative and instructions.
The narrative work is based on the short film 'Alma' and our Instructions Unit will be based on the book 'Instructions' by Neil Gaiman.
PE. Our indoor PE lessons are on Wednesday afternoon this term and will be based around gymnastics and dance.
Our outdoor PE lessons are on Friday afternoon and will be tennis. The children do not have to wear Cranborne-branded clothing for outdoor PE. We only ask that they wear something comfortable and appropriate - it likely to be cold and / or wet. Please also send them in with spare socks and a carrier bag (for their shoes).
Geography. We will be studying the Australian Fires and looking at how Australian temperatures have changed over time. We will also be comparing Australian temperatures to those experienced in the UK.
Science. This term we will be studying Evolution and Inheritance.
We hope to be able to visit Down House (the house of Charles Darwin) at some point in the year, though this will depend on the coronavirus restrictions.
Isolation work. The work below is to be completed by your child if they are isolating at home but well enough to complete some school work. For instance, a child may have to isolate due to a family member having COVID-19 symptoms, but they themselves are not ill. Please feel free to email us if you have any queries.
1) Our topic this term is the Victorian period. We have already sent out a list of Learning Log tasks for this unit of work and you could try to complete one of these Learning Log tasks each day that you are isolating. (We have posted the Learning Log tasks at the foot of this page in case you have forgotten them.)
2) The following link will take you to five video diaries about a Victorian girl called Maggie: https://www.literacyshed.com/victoriandiaries.html.
We would like you to watch them one at a time and re-write each diary as a third-person story. You could aim to spend two days writing each of them. Spend one day planning and drafting and the second day editing and publishing.
3) Complete all 14 'Number and Place Value' sections on Mathletics. If you need a bit of extra help, the following link will take you to a series of lessons on Number and Place Value: https://teachers.thenational.academy/units/number-sense-and-exploring-calculation-strategies-45c6
4) Complete 4 x Read Theory quizzes each day.