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# 8th February 2021

8th February

Today’s Time Table

 8:40-9:10 9:10-10:10 10:10-10:30 10:30-10:50 10:50-11:50 11:50-12:30 12:30-1:15 1:15 – 2:35 2:35-2:50 Assembly   Watch Newsround   Times Tables Practice Maths BREAK Reading English Geography LUNCH PE Miss Wall Reads

08:40 – 9:00

Watch Newsround for the day’s news and happenings in the world.

Follow the link below for the up-to-date news from around the world. If you wish to discuss anything you see on Newsround please remember it for our first live lesson of the day.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/news/watch_newsround

Once you have watch Newsround it’s time to practice your times tables. You may want to go to the Hit the Button website or head over to Times Tables Rock stars

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

Let me know your high score and remember to challenge yourself with the level you choose.

https://ttrockstars.com/

If you need your login for this please send me a message and I can let you know what it is.

9:10-10:10

Maths

Converting Metric Measurements

We are sticking with converting measurements today just to ensure you are secure with this, remember you will need to apply your multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000 for this.

I have attached 2 worksheets below – one for you to recap on what we covered during last week’s lesson (it has the conversions at the bottom of the sheet as a reminder) and the second is one that you can use to challenge yourselves with. The first sheet I will talk you through during our lesson on how you can use our Google Classroom to complete the sheet online if you choose to however, if you would prefer to answer the questions in your book you can.

Once you have completed the worksheet and even challenged yourself, take a look at the web link below for BBC Bitesize, there is some more information about how you convert between the different measurements and a quiz at the end to test your knowledge.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z6ftjsg

10:30-10:50

Quiet Reading Time – Bug Club

Find a comfortable spot for your reading or you may want to find an unusual place for a change. Ask your adult to send me a picture of you reading in your spot or tell me where it is on Class Dojo.

Make sure you have your reading record signed by an adult at home to show that you have kept up your reading and send over a picture on Class Dojo, this will earn you more dojos.

10:50 – 11:50

English

This week we are going to be working towards writing a persuasive letter to the Mayor of Hamelin, you want him to pay the Pied Piper to get rid of the rats that have appeared in the town, the Mayor is refusing to pay.  Please read the story of the Pied Piper, which is attached below, to familiarise yourselves with it.  Our lesson today will be about the grammatical features required when writing a formal letter.

Formal letters have several grammatical features which must be included.

You must include:

• both the senders address and the recipients, remember the correct position of each,
• the date you are sending the letter,
• the correct way to greet the recipient and finish the letter (Dear Sir/Madam, Dear Mrs Jones, Yours Sincerely)
• An opening sentence that hooks the reader and explains why you are writing
• An introduction
• Text organised into paragraphs, all making a different point
• Each point has arguments to support it
• A conclusion which summarises the main point of the letter and repeat your opinion

I have attached an example of a persuasive letter, please look for the grammatical features mentioned above to see if you can spot them.

I now want you to imagine you are a person that lives Hamelin town and the rats are affecting how you are living; they are eating all the food and even nibbling at your toes when you are in bed.

Once you have imagined that I would like you to focus on the beginning part of your letter, your opening sentence and your introduction paragraph. Your task is to think about how you will bring the attention of the rat problem to the Mayor and tell him your opinion.  You need to remember that you want the Mayor to pay the Pied Piper to get rid of all the rats in the town, so you need to be polite but make your point clear.  It does not have to be a large paragraph and remember you can edit it until you are happy with it. Please keep looking at the example letter I have attached and if it helps look at different example letters through Google, just type in the search bar, persuasive letter examples for key stage 2.

Example starter: I am writing to you because…

I am sure that you know the rats…

Example of introduction: The rats are eating all our food, we are starving...

They have bitten holes in all my clothes...

We will discuss this in more detail in our live lesson. Please use your blue books to show your work.

Miss Watton

11:50 – 12:30

Geography

How We Use Rivers

Now you have an understanding of the different parts of a river and how it flows, it’s time to investigate more into the uses of a river. Not only do fishermen use it but it’s is used for a variety of reasons. Take a look at the presentation and have a think about the positives and negatives for the specific uses of the river provided and the long term impact this could have on the river and the environment around it.

On the last slide about surfing on a river I have attached the video below along with the website information about the Severn Bore below the video.

## Surfing Chinas Qiantang River Tidal Bore, Hangzhou - September, 2008.mp4

1:15 – 2:35

PE

For this week’s PE there are 3 activities that have been set by the West Brom coaching team, your first activity requires you to grab a ball or a pair of socks bunched up together and see how many rebounds you can catch from the wall – this might be a wall in the garden or one inside but please make sure there are no breakables around before you start – try and challenge yourself by throwing and catching with different hands or put 2 or more balls into the mix and see how you get on.

The second activity is about using your legs – it’s called Mountain Climbers. For this activity set yourself a target of how many times you are going to climb your stairs at home, you can see from the image below that there are different places you will reach depending on how many times you climb the stairs (and before you ask – coming down the stairs doesn’t count as 1 on its own).

For your third and final activity of the session it’s time to create your own PE game – get the family involved. Use as much or as little equipment as you choose. Just make sure there are clear rules and if you want a scoring system.

2:35 – 2:45