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Monday 8th 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 remind ourselves about area and perimeter this week but for today we will focus on perimeter.

Reminder: the perimeter is the distance all the way round the outside of a shape, an easy way I always remember this is by spotting the word "rim" in perimeter and obvioudly the rim of a glass is the outside edge of it. To calculate the perimeter we add all of the edges together to show us the total distance.

At times, you may need to workout the length of certain sides e.g. in the shape below.

The side where the red arrow is doesn't tell us its length. However, as it is a rectinlinear shape, we can work it out as we know the side opposite is 19m, so it will be 19m.

The side where the blue arrow also doesn't tell us its length. To work this out, we can use the knowledge that the side opposite it is 15m, however out line with the blue arrow doesn't completely cover this line. The 15m also has 8m taken out of it, so our blue line length must 15m - 8m = 7m.

Complete the worksheet below (it is also on teachermade - via Google Classroom -  so you don't need to print it), and have a look at the challenge questions as well.

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.

Hello again Year 6! Some great writing last week, some budding police officers in the making! This week we will be sticking with the clip ‘Black Hole’ and building up to writing a letter of complaint from the manager of the company, asking for a new photocopier!

Let’s watch the clip and begin to think about the perspective of the company manager – what would he find when he arrived at work the next morning? What would his initial feelings be? Would these change once he listened to the character’s explanation?

BlackHole - THE LITERACY SHED

I’m sure that we can all agree that a manager would not want this to happen again, and that they would want some kind of explanation!

When making a complaint, we often write a formal letter so that we can make our thoughts and feelings known in a concise but civilised way. Before we write a letter of our own, it is always good to look at a good example.

TASK – Today, we will be working in our blue books, so please start with today’s date and an ‘E’ in the margin. Today’s title is, ‘Features of a Formal Letter’.

Using the links below, I would like you to look at the examples of formal letters of complaint. What do you notice about them? How do they look different to a story? How do they sound different? Can you spot any language techniques?

From what you have read, I would like you to make a checklist of features for a letter of complaint. Create a list of bullet points – what tone of language is used? What do we need at the top of the page? How do we start the letter? How do we end the letter?

Once you have made your own checklist, take a look at the one below to see if there is anything extra you could add. Also, if you see any vocabulary or phrases that you like, just make a note of them for later in the week!

Keep up the great work!

Mrs B ðŸ˜Š

PSHE

Hello Year 6! Back to our topic of media this week, specifically looking at reliable sources of information online. A ‘source of information’ just means a site/book/magazine/comment section where we read information. When doing class projects, we may ask you to use different sources or to find the original sources of information (the place where the information was written first).

Some sources of information are really reliable because they have been checked by lots of different people before they were published. For example, a book will have been written by an author but checked by different editors before it is published. A scientific journal will have been written by researchers who have collected data, but then it will also have been checked by other scientists before it gets printed. Online, a company or official website would need to be checked as it represents the people who made it – they won’t want to look foolish by sharing false information.

Other sources of information can be quite unreliable. You will have heard your teachers tell you not to use Wikipedia to do research for school work, as it can written and edited by anyone. We would also tell you to never use a comment section of a website for information, as anyone can share opinions, gossip and rumours on there, without them ever being checked. Although it can be entertaining and interesting to read the opinions of other people, it is not a reliable source that you could use to find out facts.

TASK – Today we will be working in our blue books, so please write today’s date if you haven’t done so already today. You will need ‘PSHE’ in the margin and the title is, ‘Reliable Online Content’.

Take a look at the pdf document below. I would like you to complete the two tasks on those slides into your book. The first task requires you to draw a table and sort the sources into the appropriate columns. The second task requires you to look at 5 different sources and rank them from 1 to 5, with the most reliable being number 1 and the least being number 5. I will tell you my own thoughts about these tasks during our next PSHE session.

Keep up the good work, 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're going to continue looking at light but more importantly how incredible our eyes are! Work your way through the slides below and then complete the worksheet on the website link on Google Classroom, like we did last week.

Any problmes just shout! I have attached the sheet on here as well just incase it won't load.

There is also a challenge on here if you race through the work.