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# Monday 1st February 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.

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

We're going to start a new unit of work in maths looking at Algebra this week. Algebra is simply when we look at patterns in numbers or work out what missing values are e.g. ___ + 3 = 10

We're going to start our algebra work by looking at sequences. The key part of looking at sequences is to make sure you find a rule that works for all of the steps. To find a rule, always look at how you can get from one number to the next, for example below. To get from 3 to 14, I need to add 11. I can test this by seeing if I add 11 to 14, that I get 25.

3, 14, 25, ___, 47

If you are missing the first numbers in sequence, just start at a later point, it will still work! E.g. If we have the following sequence, then we can look at how do we get from 40 to 28? I subtract 12. Test this on 28 to 16 and if it works you can go backwards from there.

___, ____, 40, 28,  16.

Complete pages 40 & 41 from your CGP book.

English

Mrs Brant will be leading us through some 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 15 minutes of live video. You will need your plain exercise book ready with something to write with.

Good morning Year 6! For today’s writing lesson, we will be using a new stimulus to begin planning non-fiction writing pieces. Our new clip for writing is called ‘Black Hole’. Click the link below and watch the whole clip:

https://www.literacyshed.com/blackhole.html#

What kinds of things might you get up to if you could just print off a portal? Nothing too risky I hope! I might use it to be a little lazy and use it to pass things to people in other rooms or to let my dogs outside without having to unlock the back door! Exciting, I know!

This week we will be building up to write a police incident report of the events in the clip – our character breaks the law twice in that clip! Did you spot both incidents?

TASK – Today, we will be working in our blue exercise books, please write today’s date. The title today is ‘Black Hole’, please write an ‘E’ in your margin.

There will be two parts to today’s task.

Part AI would like you to create a flow chart of the events, this time for the whole clip. Write down everything that happens, separating events with an arrow. No detailed description is needed here, just the actions you see. We’ve done something similar for our last clip – I have included my example below;

This will act as your plan for some writing later in the week.

Part B – Watch this quick clip on BBC Bitesize about formal and informal language. Have a go at just activity one. We will need both formal and informal ways of writing later in the week.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zkkj2sg

Keep up the good work guys! Mrs B ðŸ˜Š

PSHE

Hello Year 6! This week is ‘Children’s Mental Health Week’ and this year’s focus is ‘Express Yourself’. For PSHE this week we have decided to look at this in more detail, as it also links nicely with our recent topics.

So what does self-expression mean?

Self-expression is about communicating your individuality. This can be through words, clothing and hairstyle, or through art forms such as writing, drawing, music and dance.

Self-expression can help you to showcase your true self – your story, your thoughts, feelings and emotions. But this can also make us feel vulnerable, so you might want to take things one step at a time.

We often get told by our family, friends, school, communities and through social media how we ‘should’ look, think, speak, and act. We saw some of this through our media topic, particularly when we looked at photoshopped and altered images. These constant messages about what we ought to do, and who we ought to be, can make it difficult to let go of expectations and express our true selves.

So how does self-expression support mental wellness?

Sometimes, when we feel the need to hide who we are or what we are feeling, this can feel stressful, lonely and frustrating. Self-expression is a great way to relieve yourself of stress and free your mind. Self-expression can help you to reflect on your life, actions, decisions, relationships, beliefs, and thoughts — rather than keep them buried deep down. We should take pride in our identities and what makes us unique, and we should be able to express this.

TASK – Today I want us to explore identity – what does identity mean? How do we define it? Is it one thing, or many things? Watch the video below to hear others discuss what they think about their own identities and self-expression.

Who am I? Celebrating my identity - BBC Bitesize

From here I would love to know how you feel about identity and what makes you, you! Using the questions below, I would like you to create a piece that tells me about your identity – feel free to include things that I haven’t listed below. The piece can be a poster, a mind map, a bullet-pointed list or a labelled diagram – I’ll leave it up to you!

• What roles do you have in your family?
• What groups do you belong to?
• How do you like to dress or wear your hair?
• What are your dreams for the future?
• What do you like to eat?
• What are your favourite school subjects?
• If you could do anything, how would you spend your day today?
• How would you or your friends describe you?

Complete the work in your blue books, on a fresh clean page. Write PSHE in the margin.

Really look forward to learning more about you! Mrs B ðŸ˜Š

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're going to start our new topic of Light this week. A super one to explore when looking at World War 2!

To start off, we're going to explore the effects of light, shadows and how light travels.

Work through the Slides below before completing the 2 attached worksheets - I have also attached these to a new website I'm trialling which helps you complete worksheets online. You access it via Google Classroom as normal. If this doesn't seem towrk, either print them off and complete them or copy them into your books (including the pictures to add your shadows).

To help you with the second worksheet, watch the video on the link below to explain transparent, translucent and opaque.