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# Monday 11th January 2021

Good Morning All!

 8:40 - 10:00 10:00 - 10:15 10:20 - 11:20 11:20 - 12:00 12:00 - 12:45 12:50 - 1:10 1:10 - 2:20 2:20 - 2:45 Maths Google Classroom Meeting at 8:40 - 8:55 Break English Google Classroom Meeting at 10:20 - 10:35 PSHE Lunch Mr Oakley Reads Blitzed Google Classroom Meeting at 12:50 - 1:05 Science Reading for Pleasure

Our timetable for the day is above which will show you when each lesson will be. We will stick to these video times for the forseeable which should help you plan your day around this.

We will continue with the 3 video lessons a day, there will be 15 minutes of input and then the rest of the time will be your own to go and do the activities.

We will be marking this work and using it as proof of attendance for each day.

Our video calls will be conducted via Google Classroom.

Therefore please see below the written steps from the video above.

2. Click on "Go To Classroom"
4. Enter our Year 6 classroom by clicking on "6O".
5. Finally click on 'Meet Link' at the top of the page and you will be put straight into our video calls - if it says the video hasn't been started, just keeping refreshing the page as it means I (as the teacher) haven't started the call yet but I will do by the alloted time slot!

Feel free to watch newsround each day to keep in touch with what is going on in the world.

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

Maths

Today we are going to look at multiplying numbers by 10, 100 and 1000. We have looked at this a number of times last year however I appreciate it has been a long time since then!

Reminder: when you mutliply a number, it gets bigger, when you divide a number, it gets smaller! This is a simple way of checking if you have completed your calculation roughly correctly.

When we multiply or divide numbers by multiples of 10 (10, 100 or 1000) it is helpful to use a Place Value Grid such as the one below. Feel free to copy it out into your Maths Book to use for the lessons, you can always rub out the numbers you add in so that you can reuse it.

Feel free to use the website below to explain how to do it.
Complete Worksheet 1 in your books using the place value grid that you've drawn out. If you would like more a challenge, give the Challenge worksheet a go looking at worded problems.

English

Mrs Brant will be leading us through some descriptive writing in our Google Classroom Meeting. Again, make sure you are logged in and ready to write by 10:20am as we will again only have 20 minutes of live video. You will need your plain exercise book ready with something to write with.

Hello everyone! For this week’s writing sessions, we are sticking with fiction and setting description. This time we will be having a more gradual build up to our written paragraph, today looking at building a bank of vocabulary that we will find useful for all writing in the future.

For the next few weeks, our writing will be based upon a very intriguing animation called Ruin (find the link below). Feel free to watch this clip all the way through when you find time, but for now, we will be focusing on just the first 50 seconds.

RUIN - Bing video

Here are two of the images we will be using for our descriptive piece later in the week:

Already you can see that there is lots to describe – water, buildings, climbing plants, the sky, the weather. But before we do any description, let’s focus on our range of vocabulary.

TASK – In your blue exercise books, please rule off and write today’s date. Write an ‘E’ in the margin, and the title is, ‘Vocabulary’.

I would like you to recreate the table below. When you have done that, you will need either a physical copy of a thesaurus, or to load the link below for thesaurus.com. If you are using the online thesaurus, just type the original word into the search bar at the top of the page. There may be more than one definition for the word you are searching, be sure to click on the tab for the one that you need. The words that appear in orange are usually more relevant, those in yellow are less relevant. I want you to find 4 or 5 interesting alternatives for each word in the table, and write them in the box, under the heading. Try to choose words that are relevant to what you are going to be writing about, e.g when searching ‘green’, think about which words best suit a description for plants.

Happy searching!

Mrs Brant ðŸ˜Š

www.thesaurus.com

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PSHE

Hello Year 6! For PSHE today we are sticking with the theme of media, but this time we are considering what our own responsibilities are when it comes to information sharing.

As we discussed last week, there are so many advantages to social media and sharing our key moments with friends can be a lot of fun. But we need to make sure that we do this is a safe, controlled way. Things we share online can get into the hands of people we may not know, and that can leave us at risk. As well as this, everything we share online can be copied or saved by others, meaning we may never be able to truly get rid of it.

It is against the law in the UK to send inappropriate pictures of yourself before the age of 18. It is also illegal to share and view (without immediately reporting) such pictures of other people. If you have sent or received such images, you should speak to a trusted adult right away. Remember, once such photos are shared, it is very hard to control who sees them. Recently, laws were passed to protect adults from this kind of behaviour too.

TASK – Rule off from your last piece of work, and remember to write PSHE in the margin before you begin your task.

Today I would like you to research what is safe, legal and appropriate to share online, and which behaviours may not fit these criteria. By the end of the lesson, I would like you to have answered the following questions in your blue exercise books;

1. What is a digital footprint? How might this affect you in the future?
2. What kind of information should we never share online? Why?
3. How can privacy settings keep us safe online?
4. What should you do if someone shares/sends something inappropriate to you?
5. What would be your 5 top tips for someone who wants to start sharing things on social media?

I have included some links to get you started;

Staying safe online | Childline

Digital Footprint - BBC Teach

8 top tips for staying safe online - Own It - BBC

Nailing online safety - Own It - BBC

Remember, if you want to use websites that I have not listed above, typing your search with ‘year 6, ‘ks2’ or ‘for kids’ after it can be a good way of making sure you only see age-appropriate material. If you’re unsure, ask an adult at home if it is suitable.

The information you collect today will be used for a task tomorrow, and I look forward to seeing what you have learned!

Mrs Brant

Log back into Google Classroom for a live reading of our class reader "Blitzed" by Robert Swindells. See what happens next with George and his adventure!

Make sure you are logged in by 12:50pm to ensure you don't miss any of the story!

Science

We have spent the weeks before Christmas looking at the circulatory system (heart and lungs). So today we are going to complete an experiment exploring how exercise effects our circulatory system.

So log in to your Google Classroom account as I have set your work on there. Fill in the table before completing the experiment mentioned below. Once you have finished the experiment, submit the work to me on Google Classroom and I'll respond to you. Don't forget you can message me while you are completing the work and I can log in to your work to help as well!

Next week we will look at creating a grpah based on our results.

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