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Hello, my name is Mr Gilbey, and it is on this page that you will be able to find the weekly tasks for those Year 6 pupils who are going to continue with their Home Learning after Monday 1st June 2020.

 

Pick Your Activity - Wednesday 15th July

Good morning everybody.

With today being the last day for the additional daily tasks, I thought I would give you a choice of what you can do.

 

Did you want to have another go at 3D art?

How to Draw 3D Hole for Kids - Easy Anamorphic Illusion - Trick Art on Paper

How to Draw 3D Letter M - Drawing with pencil - Awesome Trick Art.

Drawing 3D Letter M with charcoal pencil. How to draw letter M. Cool anamorphic illusion. Awesome trick art. Artistic drawing with Vamos. ✅ Hungarian anamorp...

Would you like to end the year completing another Cross-Number to show how much you have learnt in Maths?

Do you want to revisit all of Mrs Whitehouse’s signing videos and try to learn any you have missed?

https://www.moorcroftwood.net/signing-with-mrs-whitehouse/

 

Meanwhile I look forward to seeing you all again face to face tomorrow with your

Leavers Pack. Please remember to try and have your library books ready for me to collect.

 

See you then!

 

Mr Gilbey

Personal finances - Tuesday 14th July

Morning everybody. As we enter our last couple of days at Moorcroft Wood I have time to teach you one more life skill… personal finance, or as you might know it, money!

I will not be asking you how much change I would get from something, or how much several things would cost in total.

Today is all about your personal finances as a person and a household. For example how much you get paid versus how much you have to spend on things like food, football tickets or McDonalds!

Please read the attached presentation and if possible, discuss the vocabulary found on slide two with an adult to help your understanding as you go through it.

Then please look at the bank statement activity attachment.

I am aware many of you have, or will soon have your own bank account. In that case you really need to be able to understand the statement you will receive and what it tells you from the account holders name, to how much has been paid in or what has been withdrawn (taken out) of your account.

All the information to answer the questions are on the bank statement so please look carefully and I am sure an adult will be able to check it for you!

 

Good luck, and I will see you back here tomorrow for our final daily task.

Week Commencing: Monday 13th July 2020

 

Good morning Year 6 Home Learners, I hope you all had a marvellous weekend, and are looking forward to your last week at Moorcroft Wood.

 

We will continue the plan from last week where you visit the Oak National Academy ( https://classroom.thenational.academy/schedule-by-year/year-6/ ) for your learning PLUS I will set an additional activity every day.

 

Today is an Art activity.

 

Art - Monday 13th July

In school, we watched the below video showing the Top 10 3D street art.

Street 3D Art Compilation - Top 10 Amazing Street Art Videos (2018)

As you can see, they all successfully use techniques to fool the eye into thinking there is something popping out of the pavement, or there’s a hole in the pavement.

 

We are going to try to master some basic skills that make these effects possible.

Firstly, watch the below YouTube video, pausing where necessary to create a stairwell going down into the page.

How to Draw 3D Hole for Kids - Easy Anamorphic Illusion - Trick Art on Paper

3D art for kids. How to draw 3D hole. Today's video is awesome 3D drawing. Easy and cute 3D trick art on paper. Optical illusion step by step for kids. New v...

If that goes well, let’s up the difficulty and try this one…

How to Draw 3D Letter M - Drawing with pencil - Awesome Trick Art.

Drawing 3D Letter M with charcoal pencil. How to draw letter M. Cool anamorphic illusion. Awesome trick art. Artistic drawing with Vamos. ✅ Hungarian anamorp...

This is particularly difficult so please do not get disheartened if your letter does not jump off the page. The main thing is to give it a go, and practise it again.

You will get better.

 

Also do not forget the message on Class Dojo, Mrs Hodgetts and I will see you all Thursday with your leavers pack.

 

Meanwhile I will see you back here tomorrow for another extra activity.

Good deeds - Friday 8th July

 

Good morning.

I hope you all enjoyed your aeroplane attempts yesterday. We had a bit of a mixed bag in school, from someone throwing over 7 meters to one going minus 25cms!

 

Today, as well as the Oak National Academy lessons, I want you to do some good deeds around the house for your adults.

 

Over the course of the day could you …

  • Tidy your room?
  • Hang the washing up?
  • Make lunch?
  • Wash the car?
  • Do the washing up?

 

It’s time to give a little back to the adults that have done so much for you all over the last three months. Please try and enjoy doing your good deeds, have a lovely weekend, and I will see you all back here Monday for our final week of daily tasks!

Paper aeroplane competition - Thursday 8th July

 

Good morning.

I hope you are all having a good week.

 

Today, as well as the Oak National Academy lessons, I want you join those who have returned to school in our “Year 6 2020 Paper Aeroplane Contest”.

Over the course of the day we will…

 

I hope you have fun with this task and I look forward to seeing some of your attempts.

 

Time Capsule - Wednesday 7th July

 

Good morning.

How did you get on with your self-portrait yesterday? The couple I saw have been very impressive. If you have yet to send it across via Class Dojo, please do.

 

Today, as well as the Oak National Academy lessons, I want us to think about time capsules.

I am proposing we bury a time capsule somewhere in the Moorcroft Wood forest area with Mr Wishart’s permission, with things related to your time in Year 6.

 

It has been a very interesting, eventful year with lots happening at both a local and globally level.

 

Below are just a couple of things that I think we should consider referencing in our time capsule.

 

  • The Coronavirus. How difficult has it been for you? I’m sure in future, children might think it would be brilliant to have three months off school, so we need to highlight, the difficulties in not being able to go out, see friends and family, the general worry for eveyones safety.
  • Australian bush fires before that. Remember quite how large an area was on fire at any one time. What could we put in to tell that story?
  • Something you experienced in Year 6 for the first time. Was there any changes in uniform?
  • Events in Year 6. I know we have missed out on the London trip and Llandudno but we did go to PGL!
  • Some sort of notes about our favourite lessons from primary school.

 

Use the above list as some suggestions to get you started and make your own list about what you would like included in a time capsule and why.

Art - Tuesday 7th July

Good morning.

Yesterday you should have finished off your Monsterology entry.

If not, please try to get this finished so it can be included in the pack I will be building later this week.

 

Today, as well as the Oak National Academy lessons, I want you to attempt to draw a self-portrait.

At the end of each Year at Moorcroft Wood you have completed a self-portrait which has gone into your scrap book. Therefore I would like you to try and do one at home for your Year 6 entry.

Attached is two pages to help you. The first page is my attempt this year and on the second page is a template for you to use.

 

Some steps for you to follow…

  • Start with the eyes.

These need to sit above the top line.

Use one finger width for the distance between your eyes.

  • Next do the mouth.

This needs to sit in the section above the chin.

  • Once you have done these, you can use these features to draw the ears.

Looking in a mirror you can see where the top of your ears line up (might be in line with your eyes) and where the bottom of your ears are in line with (which might be in line with your top lip).

  • After that you can attempt the nose. This is the most difficult so pay particular attention to the top tips below. Consider starting with the nostrils and moving up. 
  • At this stage DON’T worry if you think it does not look like you. The moment you add hair, trust me, you will be impressed.
  • Then finally, draw the outline of your hair, and once you are happy with that add the pencil strokes for the hair.
  • The template I have attached has quite a rounded head so please draw your hair line half way between the top of the head and your eyes. Then we can get rid of the top part of the template if needed.

 

TOP TIPS

  • Ideally hold a mirror in one hand and your pencil in the other. Continue to switch your view from mirror to paper, then mirror again. Continue this flicking between both views as often as possible.
  • You need to draw what you see in the mirror NOT what you think certain features look like. This will decide if your self-portrait is a success.
  • For example, your eyes are not circular so don’t draw them that way. IF you draw what you see, trust me, you will be happy with the final self-portrait.
  • Press gently with your pencil. It will be easier to rub out and try again if you only press gently.
  • Leave it as black and white for the time being. Once it is finished we can decide if we want to add colour or not.

 

I know in class everyone is sick of me saying this but it’s true…

DRAW WHAT YOU SEE IN THE MIRROR, NOT WHAT YOU THINK YOU LOOK LIKE.

 

Give it a go and ask an adult to send me some pictures of what it looks like!

 

See you back here tomorrow!

Week Commencing: Monday 6th July 2020

 

Good morning Year 6 Home Learners, I hope you all had a marvellous weekend, even if you are a Wolves supporter!

 

The plan for this week is going to be a little different from the last couple of weeks.

 

I will continue asking you to visit the Oak National Academy Year 6 page and work through some of the lessons for this week (Monday 6th July).

https://classroom.thenational.academy/schedule-by-year/year-6/

 

HOWEVER like previous week I will also be setting a daily lesson on top of the Oak National Academy lessons. But it will not always be a daily English task.

For example, today will be an English task, tomorrow an art task etc.

So continue visiting this class page to compliment your choice of Oak National Academy lessons.

 

English - Monday 6th July

In school, we need one more lesson to finish our Monsterology lesson.

Therefore please complete the below steps if they have not already been finished…

 

  • Finish writing your entry up for our Monsterology Book.
  • Draw your monster on the template provided last week (see the relevant entries below if you need the template again).
  • If that has been completed why not start designing a front page for our Monsterology.

Think about what draws you to a book in the library. Is it attractive when a front page is full of words? Do you like a nice big image on the front to draw you in? Could we alter the Moorcroft Wood badge so it is tied into the school but also makes reference to it being a Monsterology? Could the title be something like “Moorcroft Wood’s 2020 Monsterology”? Is this our chance to practise some nice impactful bubble letters maybe?

Have a play and send me your final ideas and I will pick one to be the front cover when I bind all our entries into a book.

 

IF YOU HAVE COMPLETED ALL OF THE ABOVE…

 

Why not have an attempt at a new comprehension text and questions, as these skills need to be practised regularly or we will forget them.

Dig out your comprehension book and complete a comprehension text.

Remember our rules for answering questions about a text…

  • Read read read again.
  • Underline key information.
  • Read the question carefully.
  • Don’t be afraid to move on.

 

Other Work Suggestions

Daily Exercise

Don’t forget to try and do a piece of exercise every day.

Below are some suggestions, or you could just have a good run around the garden if you prefer.

If the Joe Wicks workout noted on the Oak National Academy isn’t for you, why not try one of the other workouts…

Cosmic Yoga workouts

https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

Cosmic Yoga “Dance Party” workout

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23VdtT0vQUY

BBC Super Movers…

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks2-collection/zr4ky9q

 

 

Makaton with Mrs Whitehouse

Learn today’s new Makaton sign with Mrs Whitehouse by following this link…

https://www.moorcroftwood.net/signing-with-mrs-whitehouse/

 

Have a good day and see you back tomorrow for our Art task.

English - Friday 3rd July

Good morning everyone, happy Friday.

 

 

As we have done over the last couple of days, we are going to finish off our Monsterology entry, before we start looking at a new project next week.

 

Below is a reminder of the steps we need to have gone through

 

  • Finish writing the first draft of our Monsterology entry.
  • Complete first edit. 
  • Start writing your entry up for our Monsterology Book.

In class when writing up our best work, we have started using guidelines that sit behind plain paper attached with paperclips or blu tac. This results in you being able to see lines to write on, but then when you remove the guidelines from behind the plain paper it looks like you have written straight without any lines. Please try this as it will make the final written piece look amazing.

If you try and struggle, do not worry, just write it up on any paper you have.

 

 

IF YOU HAVE COMPLETD YOUR MONSTEROLOGY TEXT…

 

Please dig out your comprehension book and complete a comprehension text.

Remember our rules for answering questions about a text…

  • Read read read again.
  • Underline key information.
  • Read the question carefully.
  • Don’t be afraid to move on.

Thank you all, have a great weekend, and stay safe!

English - Thursday 2nd July

Good morning everyone. I hope you are all having a good week 

 

As we talked about yesterday, we are going to take another day to finish our monsterology.

In case some of you have missed a couple of days I have listed the steps you need to complete again from yesterday.

 

  • Finish writing the first draft of our Monsterology entry.
  • Complete first edit. 
  • Start writing your entry up for our Monsterology Book.

In class when writing up our best work, we have started using guidelines that sit behind plain paper attached with paperclips or blu tac. This results in you being able to see lines to write on, but then when you remove the guidelines from behind the plain paper it looks like you have written straight without any lines. Please try this as it will make the final written piece look amazing.

If you try and struggle, do not worry, just write it up on any paper you have.

 

I have again attached a template for you to draw your monster a final time to go in the booklet.

English - Wednesday 1st July

Good morning everyone.

 

Today we are continuing our monsterology entry.

I am conscious we might all be at different stages therefore please see the below actions and work through then in this order….

 

  • Finish writing the first draft of our monsterology entry.

Please remember each section needs to contain all the elements from the Information Text Tool Kit.

 

  • Complete first edit.

Once you have written the entire entry, it’s time to up level our work.

Make sure you read what you have written NOT what you think you have written and make sure it makes sense.

Can you up level any of your vocabulary (for example can you change the word “lives” to “inhabits”).

 

  • Start writing your entry up for our Monsterology Book.

In class when writing up our best work, we have started using guidelines that sit behind plain paper attached with paperclips or blu tac. This results in you being able to see lines to write on, but then when you remove the guidelines from behind the plain paper it looks like you have written straight without any lines. Please try this as it will make the final written piece look amazing.

If you try and struggle, do not worry, just write it up on any paper you have.

 

I have also attached a template for you to draw your monster a final time to go in the booklet. It also have a plaque on it for you to write your monsters name.

 

Please work through these, but do not rush we have as many days as we need to finish this piece off.

English - Tuesday 30th June

Good morning everyone.

We are going to take one more day to finish writing the first draft of our Monsterology.

 

Many in class will use this to lesson to write the opening hook – quite possibility the most important section, as this will hopefully interest the reader and make sure they read on.

One way of ensuring this happens is to include an interesting fact about your monster… let your imagination go. You could maybe include a question of the reader?

 

Some in my bubble also are looking to include a quote from a professional, much like the one from Doctor Patrick Thurston – world renowned monsterologist from Bristol University – in the model text.

Again, please let your imagination go and invent a name, a university of study, and of course what they would say about your creature. Don’t forget this can go into any section you like!

 

 

The remaining steps to comeplte this week are to finish off writing a first draft, then go through an editing stage and finally writing it up on a template so I can bind everyone’s into an official “Book of Monsters”.

 

So today, we need to complete another section or two.

In class we have competed the appearance and the diet section, leaving today to look at the habitat and possibility the opening section to hook the reader.

 

Before you start writing, please use this opportunity to re-read what you have written so far, catching any simple mistakes you might have made. This might be missing words or punctuation, or an adjective you think you could up level.

 

Don’t forget the elements that need including in EVERY section from the Information Text tool kit …

  • Hook your reader.
  • Use technical specific vocabulary
  • Sound like an expert
  • Interest your reader
  • Organise your ideas
  • Use topic sentences rather than subheading
  • Use evidence.

 

Good luck!

 

Week Commencing: Monday 29th June 2020

 

Good morning Year 6 Home Learners, I hope you all had a great weekend.

 

The plan for this week is to continue along the same lines as last week… I will be setting daily English lessons for you to complete, whilst for all other lessons I will continue asking you to visit the Oak National Academy Year 6 page and work through some of the lessons for this week (Monday 29th June).

https://classroom.thenational.academy/schedule-by-year/year-6/

 

 

English - Monday 29th June

We are going to complete our Monsterology this week!

I’m really looking forward to this because what I have read so far is really good!

 

The remaining steps to complete this week are to finish off writing a first draft, then go through an editing stage and finally writing it up on a template so I can bind everyone’s into an official “Book of Monsters”.

 

So today, we need to complete another section or two.

In class we have competed the appearance and the diet section, leaving today to look at the habitat and possibility the opening section to hook the reader.

 

Before you start writing, please use this opportunity to re-read what you have written so far, catching any simple mistakes you might have made. This might be missing words or punctuation, or an adjective you think you could up level.

 

Then please remind yourself of the Information Text tool kit detailing everything each section needs to include…

  • Hook your reader.
  • Use technical specific vocabulary
  • Sound like an expert
  • Interest your reader
  • Organise your ideas
  • Use topic sentences rather than subheading
  • Use evidence.

 

Then you will be ready to write another section or two.

 

Other Work Suggestions

Daily Exercise

Don’t forget to try and do a piece of exercise every day.

Below are some suggestions, or you could just have a good run around the garden if you prefer.

If the Joe Wicks workout noted on the Oak National Academy isn’t for you, why not try one of the other workouts…

Cosmic Yoga workouts

https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

Cosmic Yoga “Dance Party” workout

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23VdtT0vQUY

BBC Super Movers…

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks2-collection/zr4ky9q

 

 

Makaton with Mrs Whitehouse

Learn today’s new Makaton sign with Mrs Whitehouse by following this link…

https://www.moorcroftwood.net/signing-with-mrs-whitehouse/

 

Have fun and see you back here tomorrow for Tuesday's English tasks.

Week Commencing: Monday 22nd June 2020

 

English – Friday 26th June

 

Good morning everyone… Happy Friday!

 

Today we are going to continue writing our Monsterology.

Yesterday you should have written a section or two, so today you can pick another one or two to write.

 

Remember each section needs to contain all the elements of an information text found below…

  • Hook your reader.
  • Use technical specific vocabulary
  • Sound like an expert
  • Interest your reader
  • Organise your ideas
  • Use topic sentences rather than subheading
  • Use evidence.

 

In my bubble at school, yesterday we wrote about our monster’s appearance, today we are going to look at their habitat.

We have made a really good start, I cannot wait to start putting these all together to make our own Monsterology!

 

Good luck, give two or three categories a go and then you can look forward to an amazing weekend.

English – Thursday 24th June

Good news… we have done the ground work, we have looked at what information text need to include… Now it is time to write our Monsterology entry!

 

BEFORE WE START WRITING…

I think it might be worthwhile revisiting the feature that our information text needs to include on page 7. These are…

  • Hook your reader.
  • Use technical specific vocabulary
  • Sound like an expert
  • Interest your reader
  • Organise your ideas
  • Use topic sentences rather than subheading
  • Use evidence.

 

Once you have reminder yourselves of what these features mean, pick one of the boxes from page 14 and attempt to write it.

 

Some top tips…

  • It does not matter what order you write these boxes so pick one you feel most confident with.
  • PLEASE refer back to your booklets, we have done all the hard work, so it would be a shame to not use some of your topic sentences, or vocabulary you have thought of.
  • Once we have written all the part I will distribute a template so we can write it up and combine everyone’s own monster to create a Moorcroft Wood Year 6 Monsterology.

 

Good luck, give two or three categories a go and I will see you back here tomorrow for Friday’s tasks.

 

 

Week Commencing: Monday 22nd June 2020

 

English – Wednesday 24th June

I hope you enjoyed tweaking your monster subheadings and sketching your monster yesterday.

 

Today we are going to start preparing all the information you have thought about for your monster, ready to start writing our monsterology entry on Thursday.

Therefore please have a look at the planning grid on page 14 of your Talk for Writing booklet.

As it mentions, when it comes to writing your Monsterology entry you can put the different structures of the text in whatever order you like but today all you need to do is list all the information about your monster in the right category. Most of this is found on page 12 of the booklet. One of the key tools we discussed earlier in the module is using professional vocabulary, therefore please include this into the planning document as you complete it.

 

Finally, if you are like my group at school, feel free to take a bit of time to finish your sketch of your monster as well, which we will transfer to the final document once we have it written.

 

Good luck, and see you back here tomorrow for Thursday’s tasks.

 

Week Commencing: Monday 22nd June 2020

 

English - Tuesday 23rd June

I hope you enjoyed learning about Isaac Newton yesterday. He was quite the man and you will learn more about the man and his theories as you go through secondary school.

 

Today we will be returning to our Monsterology unit.

 

  • Activity 6 – New ideas

Firstly I want everyone to revisit their subheadings from Friday.

Have a read and think if you want to add anything else.

I also want you to think about including some ‘professional vocabulary’ as per the Infromation Text Tool Kit. Some examples we came up with in class were whether the monster was a carnivore, herbivore or an omnivore? Instead of the word eats could you use digests? What kind of climate do they live in? If you need inspiration, why not read the model text at the start of the booklet again.

 

  • Activity 7 – Draw Your Monster

And now the part I know a lot of you have been looking forward to… time to see how you imagine your monster.

I am sure you already have some idea of what your monster looks like but some ideas below for you to consider.

If they eat meat, it means they would have sharp teeth.

If they live in a cold climate, they could possibility have long fur.

 

If you can send me a picture of your sketches over Class Dojo it would mean I could show them to those pupils in school.

 

Have a great day!

Week Commencing: Monday 22nd June 2020

 

Good morning Year 6 Home Learners, I hope you all had a great weekend.

 

The plan for this week is the same as last week. I will be setting daily English lessons for you to complete the same tasks as we are doing in class.

For all other lessons I will continue asking you to visit the Oak National Academy Year 6 page and work through some of the lessons for this week (Monday 22nd June).

https://classroom.thenational.academy/schedule-by-year/year-6/

 

 

English - Monday 22nd June

We are going to have a day off from our Monsterology topic of last week.

Instead todays we are going to answer questions about a text.

 

In Science we have been looking at how light allows us to see colour, and one of the Scientists and Mathematicians behind this was the world famous Isaac Newton.

Therefore please read the attached fact sheet about the man and his achievement’s and answer the questions attached.

It has been a little while since we have completed a comprehension so let’s have a very quick recap on our rules for Comprehensions…

  • Read read read the text.
  • Be careful to answer what the question is actually asking you.
  • Underline key information in the text.
  • Don’t be afraid to move on from a question and come back to it at the end.

Other Work Suggestions

Daily Exercise

This week is the National School Sports Week.

Therefore I think we should all get back to doing a piece of exercise every day.

Below are some suggestions, or you could just have a good run around the garden if you prefer.

If the Joe Wicks workout noted on the Oak National Academy isn’t for you, why not try one of the other workouts…

Cosmic Yoga workouts

https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

Cosmic Yoga “Dance Party” workout

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23VdtT0vQUY

BBC Super Movers…

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks2-collection/zr4ky9q

 

 

Makaton with Mrs Whitehouse

Learn today’s new Makaton sign with Mrs Whitehouse by following this link…

https://www.moorcroftwood.net/signing-with-mrs-whitehouse/

 

Have fun and see you back here tomorrow for Tuesday's English tasks.

 

Friday 19th June

 

Happy Friday to everyone.

 

Did you manage to watch the Oak National Academy assembly yesterday hosted by Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton? If you did not, it will remain on the web site, so please find 20 minutes to watch it and consider the importance of kindness. Once you have watched it, I have challenging all those in school to do a kind deed every day. Why not you try the same?

This could be from helping out in the kitchen to something as little as asking your adults how their day was.

Put a smile on someone else’s face, and you never know, it might make you feel good as well!

 

English Talk For Writing – Monsters

Day 5

Activity 6 – New Ideas

Now that we have looked at the features, structure and language of an information text, we get to look at the fun bit… thinking about our monsters. You may already have some ideas so now it’s time to get these down on paper so please look at page 12 and add some notes to the subheadings. On page 11 there are some images of other monsters for inspiration, if you need any! Who can come up with the most imaginative elements of their monster? I’ll wait and see!

 

Please also use some time today to finish off any of the first five activities in the booklet so you have all the skills ready for when we start writing own monsterology next week.

 

 

Have a great weekend, and remember “be kind”!

 

 

Thursday 18th June

Good morning to all you Y6 Home Learners out there.

Please see below today’s English tasks AND a special assembly being put on by Duchess of Cambridge, Princess Kate herself on the Oak National Academy.

 

English Talk For Writing – Monsters

Day 4

Activity 5 – Topic Sentences

As you may have noticed when reading the model text on swamp monsters at the start of this module, it used topic sentences instead of sub-headings. This is a lovely way of making your information text more enjoyable to read and allows you to add more detail than you would in a simple sub-heading. Therefore please read page 9 and 10 in your Talk for Writing text and attempt to write some topic sentences for the suggestions found on page 10.

 

If you can complete this, and all the previous tasks, it will put us all in a position to start thinking about our specific monster in Friday’s lesson! So if you have missed any of the previous days, please spend some time today going back and filling in the blanks, ready for us to start creating our monsters on Friday.

 

 

Oak National Academy Assembly

Duchess of Cambridge (future Queen of England!) - Kindness assembly

 

During your time on the Oak National Academy web page have come across, and watched, any of their assemblies?

 

Well tomorrow the Duchess of Cambridge – Kate Middleton, or THE FUTURE QUEEN as I like to call her, will be talking about the need for us all to show each other kindness.

Therefore please go on the below link for 11.00am Thursday and join everyone in class in listening to Princess Kate put in a surprise call to some students in England and hear what they have to say about kindness.

 

Wednesday 17th June

Happy Wednesday to all the Home Learners out there.

Please see below for Wednesday’s English tasks.

As stated on previous updates please visit the Oak National Academy Year 6 page for all OTHER lesson https://classroom.thenational.academy/schedule-by-year/year-6/

 

English Talk For Writing – Monsters

Day 3

Firstly, did you manage to use any of the new vocabulary learnt during Monday’s English daily tasks? Why not try and use a different word today.

 

Today, we will be looking at Activity 4 on page 8 of your Talk For Writing booklet.

 

Activity 4 - Formality

Today we will look at the type of language you should use when writing an information text.

We are not writing to a friend, or trying to make someone laugh, we are trying to share knowledge. Therefore we need to write in a formal manner (definitely no contracted words!)

Please read page 8 and their explanation of formality and look at the two example sentences. Would you say they are written in a formal or informal style? Why do you think that?

Then have a look at the final five sentences. Decide whether they are written in a formal or informal style and can you then re-write them so they are in the other manner. For example can you change the formal sentences into an informal style and the informal ones into a formal style?

 

Give it a go and let me know via Class Dojo how you get on.

Tuesday 16th June

Happy Tuesday to all the Year 6 Home Learners.

I hope you had an enjoyable start to the week yesterday.

As stated on yesterday’s update please visit the Oak National Academy Year 6 page for all lesson apart from English, with your new English task detailed below

 

English Talk For Writing – Monsters

Day 2

After being introduced to the term “faction” yesterday (a non-fiction text with a little bit of fiction mixed in) we read a model text and ensured we understood some of the vocabulary used.

Can you find a way of using any of these words today? I know I was transfixed by some of the work my bubble did yesterday (did you see what I did there)!

 

Today, we will look at Activity 2 and 3 on page 6 and 7 of your Talk For Writing booklet.

 

Activity 2

I would like you to spend some time looking at the proposed structure of an information text, which we will follow when we come to write our own Monsterology entry.

This should demonstrate that by organising our writing in a clear order, it makes it easier for someone to read!

 

Activity 3

On page 7 you will see a toolkit – a collection of tips and tricks used by the author when writing an information text.

I would like you to colour code each of the 6 tools used, then highlight in the model text where that tool was used.

For example, if you use red for “hook your reader”, when you think that has been used in the text, highlight that text in the red pencil.

 

 

Year 6 Leavers Task – Rewriting song lyrics.

Have you attempted rewriting the lyrics of Blinding Light by The Weekend (see yesterday’s update for more detail)?

If not, please have a go.

If you have, don’t forget to send me your revised lyrics over Class Dojo.

I will share what we have come up with in school tomorrow,

 

Any problems, please let me know via Class Dojo or the school’s Facebook page.

 

Week Commencing: Monday 15th June 2020

 

Good morning Year 6 Home Learners, I hope you all had a great weekend.

 

Thank you to all those who took the time to dial into Thursday’s Year 6 Zoom call, I hope you enjoyed seeing everyone in spite of the poor sound quality. I am looking at doing another one tied into this week’s work so please watch this space.

 

As we spoke about on the conference call, I thought it would be nice to get everyone, both Home Learner and those who have returned to school, working on the same challenge in English.

I am also talking about the Year 6 tradition of rewriting lyrics to a popular song so keep reading below for this also.

 

Therefore to summarise, for English I will be setting Daily Tasks on this page like before, whilst for other subjects I will continue asking you to visit the Oak National Academy Year 6 page and work through some of the lessons for this week (Monday 15th June).

English - Monday 15th June

Both at home and in class we will work through the next Talk For Writing module, this one called Monsters.

If possible please print off the below attachment as it will make the work over the coming week a little easier. Alternatively, you can read the booklet on your device, or there will be spare copies printed off and left at the school reception should it be easier to pick one up.

Today please read the introduction pages and the Swamp Monsters text on page 4. There is also a link on page 3 where the author of this unit (James Walker) reads the passage, so ideally I would like you to read the passage yourself, then follow the link and hear it read to you. After this please complete Activity 1 which addresses some vocabulary that you may not be familiar with. Complete the matching activity and then show true understanding of the words by using them in some sentences of your own (remembering capital letters and full stops where necessary).

Come back tomorrow for Tuesday’s English activities.

 

 

Year 6 Leavers Task – Rewriting song lyrics.

As discussed on Thursday’s call, one tradition Year 6s follow is picking a popular song and rewrite the lyrics to talk about leaving Moorcroft Wood and the things they will miss. Whilst I do not know if there will be a Leavers Assembly for us to perform this at, I still think it would be a nice thing for everyone to look at (I know those who have returned to school are enjoying having a go).

So the song I have chosen is The Weekend’s Blinding Lights

Please have a listen to the below video and see if you can come up with any new words that fit the melody.

The Weeknd - Blinding Lights (Lyrics)

🎵 Follow 7clouds on Spotify : http://bit.ly/7CLOUDS 🎧 The Weeknd - Blinding Lights (Lyrics) ⏬ Download / Stream: http://theweeknd.co/blindinglightsYD 🔔 Turn ...

Equally, below are the original lyrics for you to write over if it helps.

REMEMBER…

You do not have to replace a word for a word.

It is more important that the new lyrics fit the melody.

Please focus on trying to get a really strong chorus (the lines in bold) first, then worry about the verses.

 

Have a go, and let me know any lyric suggestions you come up with.

Year 6 Zoom conference call - Thursday 11th June 12.30

Please see attached a letter providing all the details necessary for this Thursday's Year 6 Zoom conference call.

As it states, any issues or questions, please let me know via Class Dojo or the school Facebook page.

Hope to see you all then,

 

Mr Gilbey

Week Commencing: Monday 8th June 2020

 

Good morning everyone, I hope you all had a great weekend despite the horrible weather.

 

As well as the home learning detail found below, please keep an eye on Class Dojo this week as I will be organising a conference call through Zoom where we can all see each other and discuss something for the end of the school year I am planning.

 

Home Learning

For those of you continuing your learning at home this week, I am asking you again to visit the Oak National Academy Year 6 page and work through some of the lessons for this week (Monday 8th June).

PLEASE DO NOT FORGET…

  • For every day there is an English lesson, a Maths lesson, a PSHE lesson and some fitness.

You can go through the different days by selecting a day on the right of the header stating “Week 7, 8th June”

  • As well as the core lesson on Maths and English, visit the purple Activity Club link at the top of the page where you will find Art Club, Bite Back 2030 Club and Votes For School debates.
  • You can also scroll down the Year 6 page as you also have access to previous week’s lessons through Oak National Academy which you may prefer. For example you may choose to do an earlier week’s Maths topic than the one detailed for this week.

 

For more information on this Oak National Academy please see last week’s Daily Tasks update below. Equally, if you require any additional support or resources please do not hesitate to get in touch via Class Dojo and I will get back to you at the end of each school day.

 

Other Work Suggestions

Daily Exercise

If the Joe Wicks workout noted on the Oak National Academy isn’t for you, why not try one of the other workouts…

Cosmic Yoga workouts

https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

Cosmic Yoga “Dance Party” workout

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23VdtT0vQUY

BBC Super Movers…

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks2-collection/zr4ky9q

 

Makaton with Mrs Whitehouse

Learn today’s new Makaton sign with Mrs Whitehouse by following this link…

https://www.moorcroftwood.net/signing-with-mrs-whitehouse/

 

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

Since we finished for half term, more chapters of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone have been added online. Therefore why not settle down, remember where you heard up to, and continue having this amazing novel read to you by some fantastic special guests

Chapter 1 – The Boy Who Lived

https://www.wizardingworld.com/chapters/reading-the-boy-who-lived

Chapter 2 - The Vanishing Glass

https://www.wizardingworld.com/chapters/reading-the-vanishing-glass

Chapter 3 - The Letters From No One

https://www.wizardingworld.com/chapters/reading-the-letters-from-no-one

Chapter 4 – The Keeper of the Keys

https://www.wizardingworld.com/chapters/reading-the-keeper-of-the-keys

Chapter 5 – Diagon Alley

https://www.wizardingworld.com/chapters/reading-diagon-alley

Chapter 6 – The Journey from Platform Nine and Three Quarters

https://www.wizardingworld.com/chapters/reading-the-journey-from-platform-nine-and-three-quarters

Chapter 7 – The Sorting Hat

https://www.wizardingworld.com/chapters/reading-the-sorting-hat

Chapter 8 – The Potions Master

https://www.wizardingworld.com/chapters/reading-the-potions-master

Week Commencing: Monday 1st June 2020

 

Good morning everyone and welcome back!

I hope you all had a great half term and took advantage of the lovely weather however you could!

 

Those of you who chose to attempt the half term project on African Art detailed below, please ask an adult to send me some images of it on Class Dojo so I can see what tremendous work has been produced. If you have started but still need to finish it, why not find some time this week to get this done.

 

Whilst I will be returning to school this week, it will mean that home learning will be changing for those of you who remain at home.

 

Each Monday I will be using this space to direct you to the Oak National Academy for your home learning.

Oak National Academy is a new collection of high-quality lessons and online resources. Backed by the Government, it has been created in response to the coronavirus lockdown.

Their online classrooms offer free access to great teachers, delivering video lessons, quizzes and worksheets covering a range of subjects.

Each Oak National Academy lesson will be an hour long. There will be elements such as a quiz, a video explanation from the teacher, and a worksheet.

Rest assured each lesson has been created by a subject expert in a careful plan, where knowledge is built upon through small steps

 

The site has not only some amazing Maths, English and Topic lessons, but also some fantastic Activity Clubs providing lots of interesting activities as well. These include…

Art Club where you can learn about origami, patterns, textures and much much more.

Bite Back 2030 Club where we you can join Jack for a ‘cook-a-long’ to create affordable, tasty and healthy home-school lunches ranging from Crispy Chicken Goujons to stir-fried noodles to cheese and sweetcorn pancakes.

Votes 4 Schools Debate Club which provide a hot topic question for you to read about and then consider which side you support. You could even have a debate about this topic with someone in your family or a friend over social media and see if either of you could change the mind of the other.

Please be careful when looking through these clubs that you select only ones labelled Primary as Oak National Academy are also producing lessons for Secondary school pupils.

 

So from today, please have a look at the Oak National Academy Year 6 schedule on the below link, and start working through some of the lessons for this week (Monday 1st June) and the purple Activity Club link at the top of the page.

 

However, if you scroll down that page you also have access to previous week’s lessons through Oak National Academy which you may prefer. For example you may choose to do Week commencing 18th May Maths coordinates work from rather than this week’s Fractions work.

 

 

If you require any additional support or resources please do not hesitate to get in touch via Class Dojo and I will get back to you at the end of each school day.

 

 

Other Work Suggestions

 

Daily Exercise

If the Joe Wicks workout noted on the Oak National Academy isn’t for you, why not try one of the other workouts…

Cosmic Yoga workouts

https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

Cosmic Yoga “Dance Party” workout

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23VdtT0vQUY

BBC Super Movers…

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks2-collection/zr4ky9q

 

Makaton with Mrs Whitehouse

Learn today’s new Makaton sign with Mrs Whitehouse by following this link…

https://www.moorcroftwood.net/signing-with-mrs-whitehouse/

 

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

Since we finished for half term, more chapters of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone have been added online. Therefore why not settle down, remember where you heard up to, and continue having this amazing novel read to you by some fantastic special guests

Chapter 1 – The Boy Who Lived

https://www.wizardingworld.com/chapters/reading-the-boy-who-lived

Chapter 2 - The Vanishing Glass

https://www.wizardingworld.com/chapters/reading-the-vanishing-glass

Chapter 3 - The Letters From No One

https://www.wizardingworld.com/chapters/reading-the-letters-from-no-one

Chapter 4 – The Keeper of the Keys

https://www.wizardingworld.com/chapters/reading-the-keeper-of-the-keys

Chapter 5 – Diagon Alley

https://www.wizardingworld.com/chapters/reading-diagon-alley

Chapter 6 – The Journey from Platform Nine and Three Quarters

https://www.wizardingworld.com/chapters/reading-the-journey-from-platform-nine-and-three-quarters

Chapter 7 – The Sorting Hat

https://www.wizardingworld.com/chapters/reading-the-sorting-hat

Chapter 8 – The Potions Master

https://www.wizardingworld.com/chapters/reading-the-potions-master

 

Year 6 Half Term Project - Friday 22nd May

 

As I mentioned on today’s daily tasks, next week is half term. Because of this, I will not be setting daily tasks over the next week.

When we return from this half term break, we will be looking at art from Africa. This will cover a large variety of different forms of art from African face masks, African sculptures, decorating fabrics with a wide selection of vibrant colours, creating jewellery and even African music.

Therefore over the next week, should you wish to start this by complete your very own piece of African art, I would love to see it upon our return.

This project could be a drawn and coloured Africa face mask, a painting of an African sunset or one of the Big Five, a musical performance in the style of traditional African music or you could create your own African bracelet. There really is something for everyone in this project.

As ever, the more creative the better. So have a look, and give it a go!

Mr Gilbey

Friday 22nd May 2020

 

Good morning everyone, happy Friday!

As mentioned yesterday, next week is Half Term so today is the last daily tasks for a while.

So have fun with them.

 

Also by popular demand, I will be setting a project for you to consider completing over half term next week should you wish. Pop back here any time after 4pm this afternoon to discover what it will be about.

 

Daily Maths Puzzle

I hope you have all enjoyed these little starters over the lockdown period.

As I said yesterday, I have loved the Cross-Numbers and I think they are a fantastic way of keeping your four rules nice and fresh.

Therefore what better way of finishing the week than with one last one.

 

English

Information Poster

You have all done an amazing job to survive this lockdown due to the Coronavirus!

In the future, children will learn about these couple of months in History and will be amazed at how we have all lived our lives with no contact with the outside world and faced the challenges we have had to face.

So what better way of ending this half term than using this experience to create a ‘How To’ Poster’.

So using everything you have found beneficial, or fun, or that broke the days up, let’s create a How To Survive the Lockdown poster. Would you recommend learning a new skill? Starting the day with a positive thought? Getting your sweat on everyday?

 

Below is an example of a ‘How To’ poster for to take some inspiration from…

This poster includes…

  • An impactful title so everyone knows what it’s about.
  • Pictures of each step (in this case I would like to see a picture for each activity suggestion)
  • Possibly a nice border to increase its impact.

Please ask an adult to send me a picture of your final poster so I can include on our daily Facebook post.

 

Maths.

Problem Solving

It’s Problem Solving Friday!

Please see attached 7 questions for you to solve.

These get progressively harder so I appreciate the first couple will not be challenging, but you will be challenged more as you work through them.

Some you may even think are impossible. For these, I would suggest you take your time, read the question again and think about what you do know. There are ways of working them all out, I promise!

Times Table Rock Stars

With only 7 problem solving questions to answer above, please find some time today to practise your times tables on Rock Stars.

It is essential you become as fluent as possible on these to help you on pretty much all questions in Maths, but just times table quizzes.

 

 

Music on a Friday

Who can play a musical instrument?

Answer…. Everyone can!

Clapping your hands, stamping your feet, tapping a pencil on your table. This is you creating music!

To prove the point, please watch the below video of a group of people creating a lovely piece of music with just the use of junk (I know the lyrics are in a foreign language but don’t worry about that).

 

Everyone can play a musical instrument

Why don’t you try and join in? Turn something around the house into a music instrument with the use of just a pencil/pen/spoon. – please avoid anything electrical, or valuable, as Mr Gilbey is not liable for any damages!

You could then go a step further, and play a chart song and see if anyone can recognise it (football chants will be accepted).

I am happy to try and guess your song if you can get an adult to record it and send it to me on Class Dojo.

Extra bonus points for…

  • The most unusual thing turning into an instrument.
  • The best recreation of a song for me to guess.

For both I will need pictures or a video sent on Class Dojo!

 

 

Exercise

Cosmic Yoga workouts?

https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

Cosmic Yoga “Dance Party” workout

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23VdtT0vQUY

Joe Wicks…

https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

BBC Super Movers…

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks2-collection/zr4ky9q

 

Either way, make sure at some point today you get your sweat on!

 

 

Other Work Suggestions

Learn today’s new Makaton sign with Mrs Whitehouse by following this link…

https://www.moorcroftwood.net/signing-with-mrs-whitehouse/

 

Do you want to sketch another Disney character? If so scroll down to last Friday’s daily task for the link and send me an image of what you produce.

 

Did you get a chance to listen to the third chapter of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone? If not, why not find some time to listen to it today. Why not listen to the first three chapters all again. They can all be found on the below link.

https://www.wizardingworld.com/chapters/reading-the-letters-from-no-one

 

 

Thursday 21st May 2020

 

Good morning everyone, hope you are enjoying your week.

 

With next week being Half Term we only have today and tomorrow left on the daily tasks. So let’s attack them!

Ever wonder what makes an amazing computer game? What makes a computer game character fun to play? Carry on reading to find out!

 

Daily Maths Puzzle

A massive well done to those who answered yesterday’s puzzles. They were tricky so let’s go through the rules for each row.

Green row – the rule was (top left + bottom number) – top right.

Resulting in missing number being 8

Orange row – the rule was (top right x bottom number) – top left.

Resulting in missing number being 14

Blue row – the rule was (top right + top left number) x bottom number.

Resulting in missing number being 10.

Super well done to those that persevered and got the right answers!

 

Today’s puzzle…

I really enjoyed the Cross-Number puzzle from a couple of days ago so I think we should do another one.

But I have raised the difficulty today. Now a clue might refer to the answer of another clue and more things are included (like days in a month). Please just take care on completing the correct operation and don’t forget ‘when it’s bigger on the floor…’ for the necessary subtractions.

English

Task 1 – Fiction story writing

Well done to you all for attempting to write your portal story. If you are yet to finish it, please try and get it done today.

If you have finished it, we are going to go through the editing process to take a good piece of writing and make it a super piece of writing!

Read your story through again with fresh eye and consider…

  • Have you missed any capital letters or full stops?
  • Can you improve your choice of verbs?
  • Have you got a noun phrase with only one adjective? If so, can you add another?
  • Could you add an additional parenthesis to improve the description

 

Task 2 – Comprehension

English Comprehension Book TWO – PLEASE NOTE THIS IS BOOK TWO TODAY!!!!

Pig Heart Boy - (page 4 and 5).

As we have been focused on writing a fictional portal story, I thought why not complete a comphrension on a fiction text.

Please remember the good habits we were in whilst at school...

  • Read the text at least twice before answering the questions.
  • Be sure to read the questions carefully.
  • Underline key information in the text.
  • Take time to read the introduction in the boxes at the top of the pages, these give some great context to the text you are reading.

 

 

 

 

Maths.

Decimals as Fraction

Last week you all showed me how amazing you are at fractions, including how to add, subtract, multiply and divide them!

However sometime we have decimals that need turning into fractions.

Remember there are set decimals that if you recognise their equivalent fraction it will be easy…

          0.25=1/4

          0.5=1/2

          0.75=3/4

         

0.1= 1/10 therefore 0.3=3/10

          0.01=1/100 therefore 0.06=6/100

          So 0.36= 36/100

 

Please work through the below BBC Bitesize website watching the videos and completing the activities which I have downloaded already for you below.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z67r92p

This will then allow us in future lessons to add percentages to the mix so we can move between decimals, fractions and percentages!

Computing

What Makes a Good Video Game?

An interesting storyline? A fun main character?

Read the below web page, watch the videos and complete the “Create a Video Game Character” for a game of your own

(Just remember a blue hedgehog has already been taken).

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z6n7xyc

 

After that, use your coding skills to learn about code cracking in World World II with the below activity from Barefoot…

 

https://barefootgames.org/codecracking

 

Then when we return to school we will programme our own game on Scratch!

 

 

 

Exercise

Cosmic Yoga workouts?

https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

Cosmic Yoga “Dance Party” workout

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23VdtT0vQUY

Joe Wicks…

https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

BBC Super Movers…

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks2-collection/zr4ky9q

 

Either way, make sure at some point today you get your sweat on!

 

 

Other Work Suggestions

Learn today’s new Makaton sign with Mrs Whitehouse by following this link…

https://www.moorcroftwood.net/signing-with-mrs-whitehouse/

 

Do you want to sketch another Disney character? If so scroll down to last Friday’s daily task for the link and send me an image of what you produce.

 

Times Table Rock Stars - Please find some time today to practise your times tables on Rock Stars. It is essential you become as fluent as possible on these to help with all other areas of Maths.

 

Did you get a chance to listen to the third chapter of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone? If not, why not find some time to listen to it today. Why not listen to the first three chapters all again. They can all be found on the below link.

https://www.wizardingworld.com/chapters/reading-the-letters-from-no-one

Wednesday 20th May 2020

 

Good morning everyone, how did you get with the unsolvable puzzle yesterday? Saw lots of pictures of you completing the daily tasks in the sunshine… you lucky lot.

 

Daily Maths Puzzle

A massive well done to Lewis and Kyah for answering what I thought was the unsolvable puzzle yesterday before the lunch time clue.

For each number, it was counting the number of circles in it. For example 6 has one circle, 8 has two circles and 999 has three circles.

Using this knowledge you would have calculated the number 816982 equalled 6.

 

Today’s puzzle…

I’ve been a little cheeky here, today is three puzzles in one.

All circles in the same colour use the three numbers around the outside to equal the number in the middle.

Can you find the rule for each row and apply it to find the missing numbers?

 

Let me work through the red circles for you.

Through a matter of trial and error, I discovered for these circles the rule is you subtract the bottom number (1) from the top right number (5) and then multiply the answer by the top left number (4) which gets you the middle number of 16. After checking the other completed circles I have confirmed that is the correct rule.

By then applying this to the second circle, I find the middle number should be (5-4)x6=6.

Now you find the rule for the other three rows!

 

My top tip is you may find a rule that gets you to the middle number but check it works on all the other circles on that row. If it doesn’t work for them all, you will need to find another rule that does!

English – Fiction story writing

Activity 10 – Writing Your Own Story – pages 16.

Today we are going to use all our hard work over the last week to write our portal story.

So far you have:

  • Detailed some personal experiences you could use
  • Brainstormed what could be behind the door
  • Designed the mystery door
  • Created a main character
  • Developed two plans for you to choose the best bits from.

Read through everything you have done and using your plan from yesterday start writing your portal story.

Have a go and remember to have fun writing it because if you do, I will have fun reading it!

 

PLEASE NOTE should you have missed a day of daily tasks, I would recommend you go back and complete the missing steps of this English project. This will make completing the story a lot easier. Please just scroll down the daily tasks below to find the parts you have missed.

 

 

 

Maths.

Data Handling – Line charts and pie charts

Maths Workout Year 6 – page 38, 39 and 40

Today we are going to use our learning on line charts to answer the pages in our Maths Workout booklet on using data.

Some of these questions will need us to calculate the average.

Averages are useful because they summarise a large amount of data into a single figure, a middle point. The type of average we use is the “mean” which is calculated by adding up all the numbers and then dividing by how many numbers there are.

For example what is the mean average of 2, 7 and 9?

You would add 2+7+9=18

Then we would divide this answer by three as we added three numbers: 18 divided by 3 = 6.

 

Be careful on page 39 question 1  - it is a frequency chart, so rather than list the 30 pupils shoe sizes individually they have grouped them, for example there  are two pupils with size three feet so you would need to add two 3s etc then divide by 30.

You will also NOT be able to answer question 2 on page 40 so please ignore.

 

Times Table Rock Stars

Please find some time today to practise your times tables on Rock Stars.

It is essential you become as fluent as possible on these to help with all other areas of Maths.

 

 

Building a Wellbeing Box

It is our final day preparing our Wellbeing Box.

Today I thought it would be nice to write a message for someone else’s Box.  Choose a friend from class and write them a message, this could be a little story about them, or why they are such a valued friend. Then keep these safe and when we get back to school we can hand them out to our friend to put in their boxes.

No wellbeing box is complete without snacks! I want to know what is your perfect snack, and I am going to be generous you can have one packet of crisps and one chocolate bar.  What about your favourite drink, would you like a can of Vimto? A Fruit Shoot?

Write these three snacks down and put this in your box. If you are lucky enough to have any of these snacks on your cupboard, you could put them in there now!

 

In the meantime, let’s finish decorating your box. I have seen people painting it, covering it in paper, please let your imagination go. You could cover the box in strips of fabric or unwanted posters. Just remember if you are going to cover your box, be sure cover the lid separately so it can still open and close.

 

 

Enjoy Being Read To.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

Did you get a chance to listen to the third chapter of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone yesterday? If not, why not find some time to listen to it today

https://www.wizardingworld.com/chapters/reading-the-letters-from-no-one

 

And of course, don’t forget there is still David Walliams reading chapters of his book Bad Dad if you want to settle down and be read to, but Potter is not your thing.

https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

 

Exercise

Cosmic Yoga workouts?

https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

Cosmic Yoga “Dance Party” workout

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23VdtT0vQUY

Joe Wicks…

https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

BBC Super Movers…

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks2-collection/zr4ky9q

 

Either way, make sure at some point today you get your sweat on!

 

 

Other Work Suggestions

Learn today’s new Makaton sign with Mrs Whitehouse by following this link…

https://www.moorcroftwood.net/signing-with-mrs-whitehouse/

 

Do you want to sketch another Disney character? If so scroll down to last Friday’s daily task for the link and send me an image of what you produce.

 

Tuesday 19th May 2020

 

Good morning everyone, I hope you all had a good time attempting yesterday’s challenges involving the Four Rule Cross Word and the work with Premier League Primary Stars. More of the same for today!

 

Daily Maths Puzzle

Firstly, let’s discuss yesterday’s puzzle. I loved it, but these daily tasks aren’t for me. So let me know via Class Dojo if you enjoyed it or not.

 

Today’s puzzle…

I will not apologise for this but this is the HARDEST puzzle I have set during this lockdown.

I wanted to give you a clue but Mrs Gilbey said no… so let’s compromise.

I will give you until midday to work it out.

Anyone who can do this will seriously impresses me!

Then at 12.00 I will drop a clue on Class Dojo

 

If 66 = 2, 999 = 3, 8=2, 0=1, 9696=4, 8123=2, 98=3 and 88=4,

then what does 816982 equal?

 

 

 

English – Fiction story writing

After thinking about our main character yesterday, today we are going to start planning a portal story following a clear structure.

 

Activity 9 – Planning a Portal Story – pages 14 and 15.

Please read page 14 and 15 of the booklet which clearly sets out the five parts of a portal story and provides you two different story plans as examples.

The five parts of a portal story are…

  • Main character (MC) finds magical portal and enters a new world.
  • Describes new world.
  • MC explores this new world and encounters a problem.
  • MC has to escape and return through the portal.
  • MC cannot find portal again.

Your task today is to plan a couple of different portal stories following the same 5 stage structure.

By planning two different stories it allows you to develop more ideas for you to choose from when writing your final piece.

Remember to use the story ideas and top tips found in the booklet to help along the way.

 

PLEASE NOTE should you have missed a day of daily tasks, I would recommend you go back and complete the missing steps of this English project. This will make completing the story a lot easier. Please just scroll down the daily tasks below to find the parts you have missed.

 

 

 

 

Maths.

Data Handling – Line charts

After looking at bar charts yesterday, today we are going to look at line graphs.

 

Line charts are used when tracking a change in something over a period of time, for example how far a car travels or how much a flower grows per day or how many ice creams are sold per day of a week.

The key to reading line graphs is knowing what each axis is measuring, and the scale they are jumping up in. Please take your time reading these before answering the questions.

 

If after reading the above you are uncertain or want some extra guidance, please read the below presentation on reading and interpreting line charts.

 

Then after that, please attempt the attached questions from Classroom Secrets.

Building a Wellbeing Box Continued

I hope you all started building your mood-boosting box yesterday with positive messages (if not, please scroll down to yesterday’s daily tasks for the details).

Today we are going to think about objects that make you feel happy or relaxed. For example this could be a favourite book, a small cuddly toy, colouring pencils and a pen, a funny photo of a friend or a pet, or a fidget spinner (remember those). It really could be anything, on ONE condition… it must be able to fit in your box.

Therefore today I want you to make a list of things that make you feel happy or relaxed.  If you have any of these at home, perhaps put them in the box now?

 

 

In the meantime, you can continue decorating your box. This could either be with pens or pencil drawings straight on the box, or you could cover the box in paper first, then draw onto it. But either way, this is your box, so decorate it however you wish.

 

 

Enjoy Being Read To.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

Did you get a chance to listen to the third chapter of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone yesterday? If not, why not find some time to listen to it today

https://www.wizardingworld.com/chapters/reading-the-letters-from-no-one

 

And of course, don’t forget there is still David Walliams reading chapters of his book Bad Dad if you want to settle down and be read to, but Potter is not your thing.

https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

 

Exercise

What exercises ae people enjoying at the moment?

Cosmic Yoga workouts?

https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

Cosmic Yoga “Dance Party” workout

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23VdtT0vQUY

Or stick with Joe Wicks…

https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

Or maybe BBC Super Movers…

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks2-collection/zr4ky9q

 

Either way, make sure at some point today you get your sweat on!

 

 

Other Work Suggestions

Learn today’s new Makaton sign with Mrs Whitehouse by following this link…

https://www.moorcroftwood.net/signing-with-mrs-whitehouse/

 

Please find some time to visit Times Table Rock Stars and continue to work on your times table fluency. Practise, practise, practise!

 

Do you want to sketch another Disney character? If so scroll down to last Friday’s daily task for the link and send me an image of what you produce.

Monday 18th May 2020

 

Good morning everyone, I hope you all had a tremendous weekend.

Today we will start thinking about our own portal story, use the Premier League to look at data handling, create something to help us when we are feeling a little down and we also have another chapter of Harry Potter to listen to!

 

Daily Maths Puzzle

Firstly the answer to Friday’s puzzle where you had to work out what numbers the pieces of fruit stood for.

After looking at the number triangle, you should have noticed that the number was always a sum of the two numbers directly above it.

Therefore using this rule, you should have worked out the missing numbers were (left to right)…

1        5        10      10      5        1

 

If you enjoyed this type of puzzle, why not create your own and see how long it takes your adult to complete!

 

Now for today’s puzzle…

What do you get if you mix some four rules practise with a cross word?

The below, that’s what!

Take your time, remember to use the correct operation, and be sure to write the answer in the correct direction (is it a down or across clue).

This puzzle is also attached below so you can print it off to work on.

English – Fiction story writing

This week we are going to use all the skills that we practised last week to start planning and writing our own portal story.

 

Activity 8 – Through the eyes of the character – pages 12 and 13.

Firstly this week, you are going to think about a main character for your story. It is the detail of a main character that can make a story so enjoyable to read, so this needs real thought. Work through the questions on page 12 and it will help form this main character for you. Also as it states in the booklet it is easier to write about a character when it is based on someone you know. This does NOT mean you are the main character, but maybe someone from school or from your family.

 

After you have answered the questions about the main character, write a short piece of descriptive writing about when this character first sees the mystery door.

As you can see from the example in the booklet, this writing does not need to be more than 6 to 7 lines, but I would like it to include…

  • Describing the setting through the characters eyes.
  • The use of a strong noun phrase (a noun with two adjectives to describe it).
  • Include at least 1 adverbial and think about where it is placed.
  • Use the pattern of three as we saw in the examples last week.

Maths.

Data Handling

Today we are going to look at data handling.

This is when we use different ways of representing data. One way of representing data that you have practised often at Moorcroft is the bar chart!

To help us with this, we are going to look at bar charts from the context of … the English Premier League.

Hopefully you will enjoy this and it will help to compensate for the lack of football in our lives.

Sport often uses lots of data to analyse performance or distances run so is a great platform for data handling.

Firstly, watch the below video by Rachel Riley of Countdown fame to explain data handling better than I could.

Now try the below quiz.

Some bits to remember before attempting it…

  • Horizontal – left to right
  • Vertical – bottom to top.
  • Always check the scale on the axis. Does it go up in ones? Twos? Tens?

 

After proving your knowledge on bar charts why not work through the three challenges below (level 1 is the easiest, 3 is the hardest) to practise drawing your own bar charts and reading match reports to find the data for your charts.

Building a Wellbeing Box

This week we are going to create a tool to help us when our mental health needs some attention. We are going to build a mood-boosting box full of positive messages and interesting items.

Hopefully around the home you will have a shoe box (or something of similar size) that over the week we are going to fill with things that make us smile.

Today I want you to think about messages that make you feel good. Do you have any favourite quotes or song lyrics? What kind of things would you say to a friend who is having a bad day? Write these down on small pieces of paper, fold them up and then keep these safe in the box.

Then tomorrow we will look at other things to put in.

In the meantime, if you have some time please feel free to start decorating your box. This could either be with pens or pencil drawings straight on the box, or you could cover the box in paper first, then draw onto it. But either way, this is your box, so decorate it however you wish.

 

 

Enjoy Being Read To.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

The third chapter of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone is now released and can be heard by following the below link.  

https://www.wizardingworld.com/chapters/reading-the-letters-from-no-one

 

This chapter is read by Eddie Redmayne, who you may recognise from playing Newt Scamander in J.K. Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts series, which is a series of films set before the Harry Potter series and introduces you to a young Professor Dumbledore.

 

Also on this page is a link to the first and second chapters so if you missed it last week, or you just want to listen again, you can.

For any of the three chapters, get yourself settled, get comfortable, snacks are optional, and enjoy!

 

And of course, don’t forget there is still David Walliams reading chapters of his book Bad Dad if you want to settle down and be read to, but Potter is not your thing.

https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

 

 

 

 

 

Exercise

Has anybody been attempting the Cosmic Yoga workouts?

https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

Well if you are, but fancy something different, Jamie has also filmed a “Dance Party” workout which is good fun, has some of the same yoga moves, but set to uplifting music. I really enjoyed it! Give it a go.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23VdtT0vQUY

Or you can stick with the former footballer Bradley Simmond’s workout…

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/av/52563364

Or stick with Joe Wicks iand his fancy dress Friday …

https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

Or maybe BBC Super Movers…

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks2-collection/zr4ky9q

 

Either way, make sure at some point today you get your heart rate up!

 

 

Other Work Suggestions

Learn today’s new Makaton sign with Mrs Whitehouse by following this link…

https://www.moorcroftwood.net/signing-with-mrs-whitehouse/

 

Please find some time to visit Times Table Rock Stars and continue to work on your times table fluency. Practise, practise, practise!

 

Do you want to sketch another Disney character? If so scroll down to last Friday’s daily task for the link and send me an image of what you produce.

 

Did you get a chance to look at the different types of lightening and how they are caused from earlier in the week? If not, please finish that this week.

 

Friday 15th May 2020

 

Good morning everyone, here is to an amazing Friday.

Today we will complete a Comprehension text, have a go at problem solving in Maths and complete a piece of art using whatever technique you wish. Here we go!

 

Daily Maths Puzzle

Firstly the answer to yesterday’s puzzle.

Despite what I said, with the insight of Kyah and JC, there was actually three correct solutions.

  • A stick can be taken from the first number and added to the answer to make 5 + 4 = 9
  • A stick can be moved on the first number to make 0 + 4 = 4
  • Take the vertical stick from the ‘add’ sign and use it to turn the first number into an eight so it would read 8 – 4 = 4

 

Now for today’s puzzle…

Have a look at the below puzzle and see if you can work out how the numbers are calculated. You then use this logic to calculate what each fruit represents.

Top Tip – work from the top row down!

Please message me on Class Dojo if you would like confirmation that your answers are correct.

English – Fiction story writing

Yesterday we analysed the poem “The Door” by Miroslav Holub and saw how the same poem could be interpreted very differently.

 

Activity 6 – The Snow-Walker’s Son by Catherine Fisher – page 9

Please read the extract found on page 9 and attempt the Comprehension questions.

Don’t forget the basic rules we have in class…

Read the text, read the text again and then, you guessed it, read it a third time. Then look at the questions.

Remember to underline key information in the text.

Take care when reading the question and be sure to answer what it is asking you!

 

Activity 7 – Grammar and Sentence Work. Page 10-11

  1. Pattern of three
  2. Semi-colon for independent clauses
  3. Adverbs – roving report

Please attempt the above exercises which will help us next week when we start our own writing.

Each exercise has a fantastic example for you to follow, and then you can create your own.

Maths.

Activity 1 - Worded Maths Problems

Let’s have a day off from fractions.

Today we are going to use all our Maths knowledge to answer problem solving questions. These questions will cover all the areas of Maths like co-ordinates, multiples and factors, money, you name it, so hopefully you will enjoy the challenge. Therefore please attempt the questions found on the below link…

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zd87xyc

 

Some top tips…

You might need to think about what the question is asking you and remember what rules we use. Take your time, if you don’t know immediately, it doesn’t mean you can’t work it out after having some thinking time.

The questions get harder as they go along. If you do find one quite tricky, can I suggest you move on and then go back to that question at the end.

You could also consider referring to the Maths Workout book if you need some reminding about what certain vocabulary means.

 

Activity 2- Mathletics

Today I have removed any allocated exercises on the Mathletics programme allowing you to pick and choose what you would like to do. Having had the week on fractions, you may like to test your understanding of them. Or perhaps you would like to attempt some questions involving co-ordinates?  

 

 

 

 

Art on Friday

Today’s challenge is to create a piece of art using your preferred technique. The below website has a range of videos which model the different techniques you may wish to use. 

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z47fvk7

 

I look forward to seeing where your imagination takes you with this. Once finished, please ask an adult to send an image of your final work to me on Class Dojo so I can have a look and include on my daily Facebook post.

Also please keep this artwork safe, so when we return to school we get it up on display.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exercise

Has anybody been attempting the Cosmic Yoga workouts?

https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

Well if you are, but fancy something different, Jamie has also filmed a “Dance Party” workout which is good fun, has some of the same yoga moves, but set to uplifting music. I really enjoyed it! Give it a go.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23VdtT0vQUY

Or you can stick with the former footballer Bradley Simmond’s workout…

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/av/52563364

Or stick with Joe Wicks iand his fancy dress Friday …

https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

Or maybe BBC Super Movers…

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks2-collection/zr4ky9q

 

Either way, make sure at some point today you get your heart rate up!

 

 

Other Work Suggestions

Learn today’s new Makaton sign with Mrs Whitehouse by following this link…

https://www.moorcroftwood.net/signing-with-mrs-whitehouse/

 

Please find some time to visit Times Table Rock Stars and continue to work on your times table fluency. Practise, practise, practise!

 

Do you want to sketch another Disney character? If so scroll down to last Friday’s daily task for the link and send me an image of what you produce.

 

Did you get a chance to look at the different types of lightening and how they are caused from earlier in the week? If not, please finish that this week.

Thursday 14th May 2020 daily tasks

 

Good morning everyone, I hope you are all keeping your spirits up and keeping busy

 

Today I thought we could look at the biggest challenge of your generation, looking after our planet. This will involve learning about the term “sustainability”, completing a quiz, and even learn a song and come up with our own lyrics for it.

Of course, as well as our daily Maths and English challenges,

 

 

Daily Maths Puzzle

Firstly the answer to yesterday’s puzzle.

There is a couple of ways of doing it, but the key to all of them is you have to bring someone back with you. Let me walk you through one of the solutions…

 

  • The man takes the chicken across the river (leaving fox and corn which is safe) and goes back across.
  • He then takes the fox across BUT he brings the chicken back with him.
  • He then takes the corn across and leave it with the fox (which is safe) and goes back.
  • And then in his final journey, he takes the chicken across!
  • DONE!

 

 

Now for today’s puzzle…

Have a look at another classic puzzle below and give it a go.

It might help if you could recreate this with either matchsticks, or pencils for example. Have a play around, I think there are two answers. Double Dojos for anyone who can get both ways.

Science and Music

Sustainability and Plastics

Today I thought we could look at our planet and the biggest challenge of your generation, taking care of the planet for you and your children, and your chiildren’s children.

One way we can do this is consider the amount of plastic we use. Do you remember the last House Challenge we focused on single use plastics and the damage they are doing to the planet? I remember Mr Leese’s House modelled the ocean, Miss Millingtons’s House wrote and performed a rap, and the best House Wind (wink wink) recreated the Moorcroft Wood school badge from plastic!

Please read the below web page that explains what sustainability is and how plastic contribute to the problem, watch the video, and then attempt the quiz!

Activity 2

Then please demonstrate what you have learnt, including key vocabulary (posh way of says wording) you have learnt by completing the below presentation.

Activity 3

I know it’s not a Friday, but I thought we could have some singing practise, as well as using the knowledge we attained by completing the above exercises.

Please watch The Kaos Signing Choir perform the song What’s It Worth, Planet Earth”.

I think it is really catchy so after watching a couple of times, please sing along.

Then I thought we could try and write our own lyrics about plastic and what you think we could all do to help with the problem of single use plastic? Could this be something about being smarter buying food to reduce packaging, to everyone having a reusable water bottle so we don’t have a different bottle everyday.

I would love to read these lines, or if you are very brave, add them to the song, sing it and send me the recording.

WHAT'S IT WORTH, PLANET EARTH? performed by The Kaos Signing Choir

"What's It Worth, Planet Earth?" from SONGS OF KAOS (Vol. 2) DVD / CD Words & Music: Suzy Davies Copyright © Suzy Davies 2006 Signductor: Alison Wood, Piano/...

English – Fiction story writing

 

Yesterday we learnt all about idioms and designed our own mystery door.

 

Activity 5 – The Door by Miroslav Holub

Today please read the poem “The Door” found out the right side of page 8 in our booklet considering the importance of fluency and expression when we read. Why not perform it to an adults if possible? Then listen to the two different versions of this poem being read and write a couple of sentences about which version you prefer and why. Then, please answer the questions found on page 8 and have a go at performing it out loud in your own style.

Be brave, and send me a video of your performance. I promise I won’t share it online (unless you want me to)!

Maths – Fractions of Amounts

Today we are going to use our fraction knowledge to remind ourselves how to work out fractions of an amount.

REMINDER… The first couple of questions refer to finding a percentage of an amount, by finding either 10% or 1% of a number. The easy way of finding 10% is to divide the number by 10, and we do this using… JUMPING BEANS and 1 jump so the number gets smaller. For some other questions we might need to find 1% of a number, and we do this by dividing the number by 100, again using JUMPING BEANS but this times jumping two places.   

To find a fraction of an amount, we would divide the number by the denominator (bottom number) of the faction, and then multiply that answer by the numerator (the top number).

Now please read and watch the video on the below link and then attempt the two activities attached below. Please follow this link…

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zjhtpg8

Remember to read the text and watch all the videos (more than once if necessary), then attempt the two questions sheets below.

 

Exercise

What exercise will you do today?

Are you going to give the former footballer Bradley Simmonds workout another try?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/av/52563364

Want to stick with Joe Wicks if you prefer that…

https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

Or maybe BBC Super Movers…

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks2-collection/zr4ky9q

Or maybe Cosmic yoga…

https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

 

Either way, make sure at some point today you get your heart rate up!

 

 

Other Work Suggestions

Learn today’s new Makaton sign with Mrs Whitehouse by following this link…

https://www.moorcroftwood.net/signing-with-mrs-whitehouse/

 

Please find some time to visit Times Table Rock Stars and continue to work on your times table fluency. Practise, practise, practise!

 

Do you want to sketch another Disney character? If so scroll down to last Friday’s daily task for the link and send me an image of what you produce.

 

Did you get a chance to look at the different types of lightening and how they are caused from earlier in the week? If not, please find that this week.

 

Wednesday 13th May 2020

 

Good morning everyone, and welcome to this year’s National Numeracy Day – the annual celebration of numbers and how we all use them in everyday life.                                             

My favourite day of the year, well, apart from my birthday, Christmas Day and the day Arsenal win the league!

 

Please see below some details of this exciting “virtual festival” going on throughout the day with special speakers from Rachel Riley (of Countdown fame) to Martin Lewis offering advice on how to make the most of your money. Look at the below schedule and drop in and listen to any of the sessions that appeal to you.

FOR THE ADULTS there is also the below attachment specifically pulled together to help adults supporting children with numeracy. It is designed to help you think about your own attitudes towards Maths, build your confidence and give you tips to support your child.

 

National Numeracy Day Web site

https://numeracyday.com/

 

National Numeracy Day Schedule

National Numeracy Day Boasting Number Confidence in Adults

Daily Maths Puzzle

Let’s look at our daily puzzles first.

There were a couple of ways to answer yesterday’s puzzle using a 3 litre and a 5 litre jugs to get exactly 4 litres.

My favourite was…

  • Fill the 3 litre jug and pour that into the 5 litre jug
  • Refill the 3 litre jug.
  • Pour liquid from the 3 litre jug into the 5 litre – only 2 litres will fit leaving 1 litre in the 3 litre jug.
  • Empty the 5 litre jug and pour the 1 litre remaining in the 3 litre jug into the 5 litre jug.
  • Refill the 3 litre jug to the top and add that to the 5 litre jug that already has 1 litre in.
  • That means the 5 litre jug would now hold 1 litre + 3 litres = Exactly 4 litres
  • DONE!

 

 

Now for today’s puzzle…

Have a look at another classic puzzle below and give it a go. If you want to check your answer is correct feel free to send me your answer over Class Dojo and I will let you know.

Maths Daily Task Activity 1

You might be able to guess where we are going with this after working through fractions in the order we have done. That’s right, today we are going to look at fractions divided by whole numbers.

Please read and watch the video on the below link and then attempt the two activities attached below. Please follow this link…

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

Remember to read the text and watch all the videos (more than once if necessary), then attempt the two questions sheets below.

Activity 2 – Mathletics

In light of it being National Numeracy Day I have opened up Mathletics for you all, allowing you to pick your own activities and challenge yourself with areas of Maths you enjoy. Whether it be using money, calculating fractions or percentages of an amount, volume or perimeter of shape, or using map coordinates. So please find some time today to spend on Mathletics and enjoy yourself.

 

Activity 3 – Times Tables Rock Stars

Please find some time to visit Times Table Rock Stars and continue to work on your times table fluency.

Practise, practise, practise!

Remember how many different sections of Maths, they help with.

 

 

English – Fiction story writing

Yesterday we continued our new ‘Magic Door’ project which we will continue today…

 

Artist Challenge – page 6

Read of page 6 in the booklet and have a go at drawing, painting or creating your own door. You are limited by nothing other than your imagination.

Please also write an explanation of your drawing and what it represents.

 

Activity 4: Idioms – page 7

This is your chance to learn about idioms which are phrases which mean something different from its literal meaning. My favourite (and one I use with Mrs Gilbey all the time) is “that has cost me an arm and a leg”. Read the pages in the booklet and try to work out the idioms that all involve a door.

 

 

Science

Lightening

Did you get a chance to look at the different types of lightening and how they are caused from earlier in the week?

If not, please read the below short presentation and do your own research.

Having done that, can you create a poster on the two types of lighting and how it is made?

This poster could be on standard A4 paper, or if you want, you could sellotape two A4 sheets together to make one larger one.

Please add to the attached presentation by doing more reading around the subject using the internet, and think about how you could make your poster very impactful through well thought out pictures or sketches and a big header and possibly sub headings.

Exercise

What exercise will you do today?

Are you going to give the former footballer Bradley Simmonds workout another try?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/av/52563364

Want to stick with Joe Wicks if you prefer that…

https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

Or maybe BBC Super Movers…

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks2-collection/zr4ky9q

Or maybe Cosmic yoga…

https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

 

Either way, make sure at some point today you get your heart rate up!

 

 

Other Work Suggestions

  • Learn today’s new Makaton sign with Mrs Whitehouse by following this link…

https://www.moorcroftwood.net/signing-with-mrs-whitehouse/

  • Do you want to sketch another Disney character? If so scroll down to last Friday’s daily task for the link and send me an image of what you produce.

 

Tuesday 12th May 2020

 

Happy Tuesday everyone, I hope you have all had a chance to read the poem found above and on the school’s Facebook page! We really do think you are wonderful!

 

Today we will be continuing our English project about a mysterious door, reminding ourselves of how to use personification and multiplying two fraction together.

 

 

Maths Puzzle

Firstly the answer to yesterday’s puzzle.

A pizza can be split into seven pieces with only three cuts. The trick here was at no point did it say the lines had to go through the middle of the circle. If you didn’t get it, have another go without the lines passing through the middle point and see if you can get 7 pieces.

 

Below is today’s puzzle…

Have a look at the famous puzzle below and give it a go. If you can do it, can your adult get an answer in as little time as it took you?

English – Fiction story writing

Yesterday we began our new ‘Magic Door’ project and you all had the opportunity to explore what you thought could be behind it.

As part of this you should of…

  • Made a list of some of the things you are missing in this Lockdown World
  • Read, or listened, to the poem The Magic Box.
  • Brainstormed some ideas of what might be found behind a door and used these ideas to start writing a poem with lines beginning “I opened the magic door and saw…”

Today’s challenge is to revisit your BEST ideas and bring these to life by adding detail, description and actions.

There is an example of how each idea is developed into a verse on page 5. Could you also think about varying the senses so you touched, or smelt, or heard, rather than every verse detailing what you saw.

 

Again, please keep all the work you produce on this new module safe and together as we will be referring back to it throughout this module as we build up to our own writing. Even if you rewrite your lines, please keep your first attempts so we are building a body of work.

Personifications

To help with the above action, you may want to remind yourself of what personification is and what it adds to your writing.

Read the below web page and complete the activity.  Can you use this skill in adding to your lines from yesterday?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zbd7mfr

 

 

Maths

Activity 1

Yesterday we looked at multiplying a fraction by a whole number, so it’s only logical for us to look at fractions multiplied by fractions today.

Please follow this link…

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

Remember to read the text and watch all the videos (more than once if necessary), then attempt the two questions sheets below.

 

By revisiting this challenge it gives us an opportunity to see the visual effect of multiplying a fraction by a fraction.

But to remind you, the very simple steps we followed in class were...

  1. Make sure you turn all mixed numbers into an improper fraction where necessary.
  2. Multiply the two numerators together.
  3. Multiply the two denominators together.
  4. Simplify the fraction where possible.

Activity 2 – Times Tables Rock Stars

Please find some time to visit Times Table Rock Star and continue to work on your times table fluency.

Practise, practise, practise!

Then when we do get back to school you can all blow me away with your multiplication recall!

Science

Lightening

Did you get a chance to look at the different types of lightening and how they are caused from yesterday?

If not, please read the below short presentation and do your own research.

Having done that, can you create a poster on the two types of lighting and how it is made?

This poster could be on standard A4 paper, or if you want, you could sellotape two A4 sheets together to make one larger one.

This will carry over throughout this week so please do more reading around the subject using the internet, and think about how you could make your poster very impactful through well thought out pictures or sketches and a big header and possibly sub headings. Then when we get back to school we can find somewhere to display them.

Harry Potter and the Philosphers Stone

Did you enjoy listening to the second chapter of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone read by Noma Dumezwen?

If you di not have a chance yesterday, the link to the video is below…

https://www.wizardingworld.com/chapters/reading-the-vanishing-glass

 

If you did listen to it, and are a bit of a Harry fan, why not try the selection of challenges at the below of the page below the video. Pick and choose the ones that interest you and enjoy them.

 

And of course, don’t forget there is still David Walliams reading chapters of his book Fing if you want to settle down and be read to but Potter is not your thing.

https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

 

 

Exercise

What exercise will you do today?

Are you going to give the former footballer Bradley Simmonds workout another try?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/av/52563364

Want to stick with Joe Wicks if you prefer that…

https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

Or maybe BBC Super Movers…

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks2-collection/zr4ky9q

Or maybe Cosmic yoga…

https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

 

Either way, make sure at some point today you get your heart rate up!

 

 

Other Work Suggestions

  • Learn today’s new Makaton sign with Mrs Whitehouse by following this link…

https://www.moorcroftwood.net/signing-with-mrs-whitehouse/

  • Do you want to sketch another Disney character? If so scroll down to last Friday’s daily task for the link and send me an image of what you produce.

Monday 11th May 2020

 

Good morning everyone, I hope you all had an amazing three day weekend and your VE day celebrations were enjoyable.

Some of you may know that the Prime Minister made an announcement last night about the Lockdown and the phased approach to coming out of it. There is a lot of detail to still be confirmed with certain conditions to be met, therefore until this is all agreed, we will continue with our home learning.

 

Today we will be starting a new English project about a mysterious door, continuing our work with fractions and look at how and why lightening comes about. Let’s go!

 

Maths Puzzle

Please have a look at the below puzzle and give it a go.

 

MY TOP TIP you do not need a pizza to work this out (nice try), any circle will do. You could draw round something circular and then draw three lines (as the cuts), then rub the lines out and try again. We are not talking fractions here so the pieces you make do not need to be equal in size.

If you want to check your answer, feel free to send me your guess via Class Dojo and I will confirm if you are right or not

 

English – Fiction story writing

Today we will start a new topic based on finding a magic door and what you think is behind it. We will look at this from a range of different angles so you will have plenty of ideas to support you with your final piece of writing. We will go through poems which deal with similar themes, learn how to use idioms, and end up with a short fictional story of your own making.

We will be referring to the below booklet for this piece of work every day, so it would be easier if you could get this booklet printed off. However, I know this is not possible for everyone so I will also attach it every day so you will be able to read in on a device like a computer, laptop or IPad.

If neither of these are possible please ask an adult to message me on Class Dojo or the school Facebook Messenger and I will try to get a paper copy to you.

 

Today please read the introduction found on page 2, attempt Activity 1 and Activity 2 on page 3.

(I have found the below video of The Magic Box being read by the author, so you can listen to this here.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zkpmhyc

I have also attached the words to the poem so you can read it yourself.)

 

Finally, please keep all the work you produce on this new module safe and together as we will be referring back to it throughout this module as we build up to our own writing.

 

 

Maths

Activity 1

Let’s return to fractions, but this time multiplying fractions by a whole number.

Please follow this link…

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zbh6hbk

Remember to read the text and watch all the videos (more than once if necessary), then attempt the question sheet below.

 

I like the fact these videos show you different ways of working these challenges out.

Of course, I think the way we were taught in class was the simplest, however, you may find the first way easier! (I will leave it up to you)

But to remind you, the steps we followed in class were...

  1. Make sure you turn all mixed numbers into an improper fraction. So 1 and one quarter would be five quarters.
  2. Turn your whole number into a fraction by adding a denominator of one.
  3. Multiply the two numerators together and multiply your two denominators together.
  4. Simplify the fraction where possible.

Activity 2 - Mathletics

Practice makes perfect, and nothing is truer than with fractions.

Therefore I have allocated all of the exercises on Mathletics that tie to last week’s learning of adding and subtracting fraction with the same, and different denominators.

Use your log in details and have a go at the activities I have allocated you!

Science

Lightening

I thought today we would look at a natural source of light… lightening.

When I researched this, both myself and Mrs Gilbey were very surprised to learn  how lightening is created, so hopefully you to will find it interesting too.

Please read the below presentation and then create a poster on the two types of lighting and how it is made.

This poster could be on standard A4 paper, or if you want, you could sellotape two A4 sheets together to make one larger one.

This will carry on over this week week so please do more reading around the subject using the internet, and think about how you could make your poster very impactful, with well thought out pictures or sketches and a big header and possibly sub headings. Then when we get back to school we can find somewhere to display them.

Harry Potter and the Philosphers Stone

The second chapter of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone is now released and can be heard by following the below link. https://www.wizardingworld.com/chapters/reading-the-vanishing-glass

 

This chapter is read by Noma Dumezweni, who played Hermione Grainger in the theatre production Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

 

Also on this page is a link to the first chapter read by Harry himself so if you missed it last week, or you just want to listen again, you can.

For either chapter, get yourself settled, get comfortable, snacks are optional, and enjoy!

 

And of course, don’t forget there is still David Walliams reading chapters of his book Fing if you want to settle down and be read to but Potter is not your thing.

https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

 

Exercise

What exercise will you do today?

I have found a 20 minute work out by former footballer Bradley Simmonds. This is not specifically for children, so if you can only do 30 seconds on some exercises that’s great. You can build up to the full time over the week.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/av/52563364

Want to stick with Joe Wicks… that’s your choice…

https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

Or maybe BBC Super Movers are your thing…

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks2-collection/zr4ky9q

Or maybe Cosmic yoga…

https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

 

Either way, make sure at some point today you get your heart rate up!

 

 

Other Work Suggestions

  • Learn today’s new Makaton sign with Mrs Whitehouse by following this link…

https://www.moorcroftwood.net/signing-with-mrs-whitehouse/

  • Do you want to sketch another Disney character? If so scroll down to last Friday’s daily task for the link and send me an image of what you produce.
  • Times Table Rock Stars – carry on practising your times tables as you know, this makes every other area of Maths that much easier!

Thursday 7th May 2020

 

Good morning everyone.

A little heads up that with tomorrow being a Bank Holiday there will be no daily tasks set for Friday. This will give you all a chance to celebrate VE Day!

 

Today we will continue planning our V.E. Day celebration, continue adding and subtracting fractions in Maths, looking at ways we can stay positive and why not attempt some challenges based on the first chapter of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone read by Harry himself yesterday.

 

 

Maths Puzzle

Please have a look at the below puzzle and give it a go.

MY TOP TIP is to focus on one part of the shape at a time. If you have different colour pencils at home this might help to draw round each shape as you count it.

If you want to check your answers are correct, feel free to send my your answers via Class Dojo and I will confirm if you are right or not

V.E. Day 2020

I have seen some tremendous work on VE Day including answers to the comprehension text, to the diary entries to the designed medals yesterday.

 

Today you can use this time to finish off preparing for your VE Day house party.

Have you…

Prepared some bunting? My printer is broken so I am cutting triangles out of newspaper, fixing them together and it looks amazing.

Created a banner for decoration?

Created some spitfire aeroplane models?

Below are some VE Day posters for you to colour and display.

I have also attached a recipe for an egg-less sponge so if you have the ingredients you could do some baking for the party.

I have also attached the lyrics to the WWII classic “We’ll Meet Again” so you can print those off and lead the singing!

English – SpaG

Relative Clauses

I thought today we could remind ourselves about relative clauses and how we can use them in our writing.

This is when we add more information into a sentence to describe a noun.

Read through the below web page, which has a lovely video, some nice interactive games and then take on as many of the challenges in the pack below as possible.

Maths

Mixed number addition and subtraction - today on White Rose Maths.

Please follow this link https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/  

Today’s lesson is…

Summer Term Week 3 Lesson 4– Mixed addition and subtraction.

Please be careful to complete the correct lesson as I know the above link takes you to a whole host of lessons.

 

You will need to use all the skills you worked on yesterday to answer today’s questions. However there is an extra step today.

As well as ensuring the denominators are the same on both fractions, you may also have mixed numbers. This is where you have a whole number and a fraction, for example “2 and a quarter”. Therefore before any adding or subtracting can happen, you need to turn the mixed number into an improper fraction ie just a fraction. Therefore on 2 and a quarter we need to take the 2 and put it into quarters, which is 8 quarters, add the extra quarter, so two and one quarter would become 9 quarters.

Once you have done this conversion, it’s the same challenge as yesterday.

Harry Potter and the Philosphers Stone

Who listened to Harry Potter (really Daniel Radcliffe) reading the first chapter of the opening Harry Potter book? It was good wasn’t it? If you did not the chance the link for it is below…

https://www.wizardingworld.com/chapters/reading-the-boy-who-lived

Unfortunately, unlike David Walliams there is not a new chapter everyday so we have to wait for the next chapter.

However on this web site there are several challenges that you can attempt based on the first chapter. These range from writing who is your favourite character to drawing Professor McGonagall to a quiz on all things from the first chapter.

Have a read on the below link and attempt those that you find interesting…

https://www.wizardingworld.com/features/harry-potter-philosophers-stone-chapter-challenge-one-the-boy-who-lived

 

And of course, don’t forget there is still David Walliams reading chapters of his Fing book if you want to settle down and be read to!

https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

 

PSHE

Positive Affirmations

These challenging times can have a real impact on our mental health and emotional wellbeing. Changes in circumstances and our daily routines such as going to school, seeing family for example can really affect our mood and it is very easy to feel a bit low. It is OK to feel down sometimes, however, we need to ensure that we can recognise this emotion and find positive ways to overcome it. For example starting each day with a positive thought can not only start your day brighter, but that positivity can stay with you for the rest of the day.

The lesson here is being positive is a choice! It’s a choice you make.

Read through the below presentation and have a think about which of these comments describe you. Why not try it. Say one to yourself tomorrow morning, really listen to yourself and believe it. You are amazing, trust me! And if you start feeling low, remind yourself of the positive things about you. If you want to brighten someone else’s day, why not tell them something positive about them. It will make a big difference.

Exercise

What exercise will you do today?

It’s back to just Joe today for the daily workout after getting his arm fixed.

Some BBC Super Movers (https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks2-collection/zr4ky9q)?

Or more Cosmic yoga on https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

 

 

 

 

Other Work Suggestions

  • Learn today’s new Makaton sign with Mrs Whitehouse by following this link…

https://www.moorcroftwood.net/signing-with-mrs-whitehouse/

  • Did you complete the Science task from yesterday? If not, have a go today.
  • How is your picture book looking? Does it need some more time illustrating it?
  • Do you want to sketch another Disney character? If so scroll down to Friday’s daily task for the link and send me an image of what you produce.
  • Times Table Rock Stars – carry on practising your times tables as you know, this makes every other area of Maths that much easier!

Wednesday 6th May 2020

 

Good morning everyone.

 

Today we will continue thinking about V.E. Day by designing our own medal, use all our fraction knowledge from the last two days to add and subtract fractions in Maths, learn why rainbows occur in Science and why not have the pleasure of being read to by the most famous wizard in the world.

 

 

Maths Puzzle

Please have a look at the below puzzle and give it a go.

Like yesterday, it’s another puzzle that will test your perseverance so try, try, try again.

V.E. Day 2020

As we built up to Friday’s 75th anniversary of V.E. Day we are going to continue preparations for our own party and look at medals given to soldiers returning from battle.

 

 

Design Your Own V.E. Medal

Below is an image of the medal given to soldiers who fought in WWI and what all the symbols referred to. Please create a medal for British soldier who served in WWII.

Make sure you include all the information requested of you.

VE Day Celebration House Party

Are you looking to celebrate the VE Day anniversary on Friday with a house party? If so, why not use some time today to think about what you could produce for your VE Day house party. Yesterday I attached bunting for you to decorate and display. Is there any other decorations you could create like a banner? In all the pictures I have seen there are always lots of flags so could you draw and colour Union Jacks for your home? I have also attached a WWII Spitfire glider template for you to print and create by following the instructions. This could be a nice addition to the bunting as another form of decoration as well as mini flag and cupcake cases also below.

Please ask an adult to send me pictures over Class Dojo of you preparing decorations for your house party.

VE Day Word Search

I know how much you all love a word search, so please see below a word search containing words related to World War II and VE Day.

Maths

Adding and subtracting fractions today on White Rose Maths.

Please follow this link https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/  

Today’s lesson is…

Summer Term Week 3 Lesson 3– Add and subtract fractions

Please be careful to complete the correct lesson as I know the above link takes you to a whole host of lessons.

 

By using the fraction knowledge we have practised over the last couple of days, you should find today quite easy.

The key questions to always remember is… what must be the same for you to add or subtract fractions?

That’s right… the denominator.

As long as you remember this and how to find a common multiple of two denominators, you will be amazing.

Please watch the video and then attempt the question attached below. 

Everyone Loves Being Read To

I know many of you have enjoyed listening to David Walliams read chapters of his World’s Worst Children books, and whilst they are still available, I can offer you one better.

Many of you said how much you love the Harry Potter books. Well how would you like to have them read to you by, oh I don’t know, how about read by Harry Potter himself?

Your wish is my command!

If you follow the below link, you can listen to Daniel Radcliffe read the first chapter of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. 

Pull up a chair, grab some popcorn, get comfortable and enjoy!

 

https://www.wizardingworld.com/chapters/reading-the-boy-who-lived
 

Science

The Creation of Rainbows.

 

The symbol of a rainbow has been adopted as a sign of hope through this Coronavirus outbreak and can be seen in lots of windows. However can you explain how they are created in the natural world? Using what you know about refraction from last week and after reading the below presentation, please write a short piece explaining in your own words how rainbow are created.

 

Exercise

What exercise will you do today?

The daily workout with Rosie Joe Wicks who is helping Joe whilst his arm gets fixed (again).

Some BBC Super Movers (https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks2-collection/zr4ky9q)?

Or more Cosmic yoga on https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

 

 

Other Work Suggestions

  • Learn today’s new Makaton sign with Mrs Whitehouse by following this link…

https://www.moorcroftwood.net/signing-with-mrs-whitehouse/

  • Do you want to sketch another Disney character? If so scroll down to Friday’s daily task for the link and send me an image of what you produce.
  • Times Table Rock Stars – carry on practising your times tables as you know, this makes every other area of Maths that much easier!

 

 

Tuesday 5th May 2020

 

Good morning everyone, I hope your week started well yesterday.

 

Today we will continue thinking about V.E. Day, compare and order fractions in Maths and continue finishing off our children's picture book.

 

 

Maths Puzzle

Please have a look at the below puzzle and give it a go.

Please remember, it might take you a couple of goes so please persevere.

TOP TIP… one line totals 20 and is made up of four circles, therefore you know a circle is 20 divided by 4, so equals 5. If you then use this on the far right vertical line, you can find the value of a triangle, and so on and so on.

 

 

 

V.E. Day 2020

As mentioned yesterday, this Friday is the 75th anniversary of V.E. Day.

At the top of the page are two posters to give you some ideas of how you could celebrate such an important day in the UKs history on Friday, all whilst maintaining social distancing rules.

 

After learning the facts about V.E. Day yesterday, today we are going to think about the day from the perspective of someone who was there.

Have a watch of the below video of people celebrating the end of the war in Europe below. Then have a look at the task below it. Could these children have returned from evacuation? Using both the video and picture, write a diary entry of someone from the evening of the VE Day celebrations. How do you think they felt? What did they do to celebrate? Go to Buckingham Palace? Have a street party? 

VE Day celebrations

Watch this compilation of film from IWM Archives, showing thousands of people gathered outside Buckingham Palace on VE Day, local celebrations at King's Lang...

Also don’t forget the skills needed to write a diary entry. Make sure you write in the past tense, talk about feelings rather than list of events, write in an informal style (use contracted words).

VE Day Celebration House Party

Should you be looking to have a House Party on Friday, please see attached some different bunting for you to print off and design and colour if you wish.

 

 

Maths

Comparing and ordering fractions today on White Rose Maths as they have the better resources …

Please follow this link https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/  

Today’s lesson is…

Summer Term Week 3 Lesson 2– Compare and order fractions

Please be careful to complete the correct lesson as I know the above link takes you to a whole host of lessons.

 

The second day of fractions you lucky lot!

After simplifying fractions yesterday, today we are going to look at comparing and ordering fractions.

Remember… To order or compare fractions the denominator needs to be the same so remember often you will need to find a common multiple of both fractions and then just remember.. “whatever you do to the bottom, you have to do to the top!”.

For example if you want to compare one third and two fifths, the lowest common multiple is 15. Therefore the third would need the numerator and denominator to be multiplied by 5, and the fifth would need its numerator and denominator multiplied by 3

Please watch the video and then attempt the question attached below.

 

Children’s Picture Book Project

Step 1 - complete a book review. Set Tuesday 21st April.

Step 2 – to review what picture books have in common. Set Wednesday 22nd April.

Step 3 – design a main character for our children’s picture book. Set Thur 26 April.

Step 4 – decide on a setting of our story. Set Friday 27th April.

Step 5 – plan the three parts of our picture story. Set Tuesday 28th April.

Step 6 - writing and illustrate our picture story.

 

As per yesterday, please continue working through the above steps. This might mean some of you are continuing to write the story, whilst others will be using the sketching skills from Friday to continue illustrating the pages to make them bright and colourful.

 

Exercise

What exercise will you do today?

The daily workout with Rosie Joe Wicks who is helping Joe whilst his arm gets fixed (again).

Some BBC Super Movers (https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks2-collection/zr4ky9q)?

Or more Cosmic yoga on https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

 

Other Work Suggestions

  • Please find some time to read. This can be a book, a magazine, or even a blog. Just find 30 minutes, sit quietly somewhere and immerse yourself in some reading.
  • Learn today’s new Makaton sign with Mrs Whitehouse by following this link…

https://www.moorcroftwood.net/signing-with-mrs-whitehouse/

  • Do you want to sketch another Disney character? If so scroll down to Friday’s daily task for the link and send me an image of what you produce.
  • Times Table Rock Stars – carry on practising your times tables as you know, this makes every other area of Maths that much easier!

 

Monday 4th May 2020

 

Good morning everyone, I hope you have all had a lovely weekend.

Please see below todays daily tasks involving a maths puzzle, simplifying fraction in Maths, and the start of this week’s wider topic of VE Day which is celebrated this coming Friday.

 

Maths Puzzle

Please have a look at the below puzzle using the knowledge we had last week on angles of triangle AND what square numbers are. Can you remember what a square number is?

 

V.E. Day 2020

This Friday 8th May 2020, is the 75th anniversary of V.E. Day.

As such, throughout this week we will learning about this special event in the UK's history, completing some compelling activities and looking at how we could record our own unique experience of living through the Coronavirus Lockdown.

Today, we will watch a couple of videos about V.E. Day, why we celebrate it and try to understand what it was like for different people at the time.

Think back to everything we learnt about on World War 2 from our experience in the air raid shelter at Kingswood to what it would have felt like to be evacuated from your friends and family. Well now we are looking at how the country felt when it was announced World War II was over.

 

What is V.E. Day and why do we celebrate it…

After watching the above video, please read the attached presentation and think about the questions it asks like how you think different people would have felt as the end of the war was announced. 

 

Finally, please print off the below Comprehensions text and questions about V.E. Day and following our traditional comprehension lesson rules, answer them.  

We will continue learning about V.E. Day every day this week leading up to Friday so please let me know if there is any part that you would like to learn more on. We will also complete some crafting ideas in case you would like to support the "Stay At Home House Party" detailed at the top of the page.

 

Maths

Simplifying Fractions

Time for Mr Gilbey’s favourite area of Maths… fractions and today, how to simplify fractions.

Some quick questions to refresh your memory… what is the number at the top of the fraction called? The bottom number? If a fraction has a top number of 3 and bottom number of 4 what does that mean? A cake would be cut into four EQUAL bits and we would count only three of them.

 

Please watch the video below which will remind you of everything we have covered in simplifying fractions and the steps you need to follow.

 

Once you have watched this video, please attempt the below questions…

Children’s Picture Book Project

Step 1 - complete a book review. Set Tuesday 21st April.

Step 2 – to review what picture books have in common. Set Wednesday 22nd April.

Step 3 – design a main character for our children’s picture book. Set Thur 26 April.

Step 4 – decide on a setting of our story. Set Friday 27th April.

Step 5 – plan the three parts of our picture story. Set Tuesday 28th April.

Step 6 - writing and illustrate our picture story.

 

I appreciate everyone’s children picture book will be at different stages. Therefore with the focus on the VE Day comprehension, today I will just ask you to continue working through the above steps. This might mean some of you are continuing to write the story, whilst others will be using the sketching skills from Friday to continue illustrating the pages to make them bright and colourful.

 

Exercise

What exercise will you do today?

The daily workout with Mrs Joe Wicks who will be taking over from Joe whilst his arm gets fixed (again).

Some BBC Super Movers (https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks2-collection/zr4ky9q)?

Or more Cosmic yoga on https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

 

Other Work Suggestions

  • Please find some time to read. This can be a book, a magazine, or even a blog. Just find 30 minutes, sit quietly somewhere and immerse yourself in some reading.
  • Learn today’s new Makaton sign with Mrs Whitehouse by following this link…

https://www.moorcroftwood.net/signing-with-mrs-whitehouse/

  • Do you want to sketch another Disney character? If so scroll down to Friday’s daily task for the link and send me an image of what you produce.
  • Times Table Rock Stars – carry on practising your times tables as you know, this makes every other area of Maths that much easier!

 

Friday 1st May 2020

 

Good morning everyone and happy Friday. A big thank you to everyone who has engaged with the activities I’ve set this week, hopefully they have helped keep the boredom away!

 

Today we will be revisiting everyone’s favourite Maths activity, the Four Rule Operations, working on our Comprehension skills and learning to draw our favourite Disney character.

 

Daily Puzzle

Today is all about Mathematical vocabulary in anagram form!

Exercise

What exercise will you do today?

The daily workout with Joe Wicks?  What will he be dressed as today?

Some BBC Super Movers (https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks2-collection/zr4ky9q)?

Or more Cosmic yoga on https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

 

 

Maths

Four Rule Operations

Let’s revisit this as a special Friday treat.

Remember the key points when we did these in class…

Take special care to use the correct operation.

None of the divisions will have a remainders, so if you have one, recheck your working.

When timing or dividing by 10, 100 or 1,000 remember to use jumping beans.

To find a percentage of an amount, use jumping beans to find 10% and/or 1% and then multiple up.

When adding or subtracting remember the importance of layout, layout, layout.

To find a fraction of an amount, divide the amount by the denominator, then times that answer by the numerator!

Please try and complete these within 45 minutes! If you can’t, how many can you get done?

 

English – Comprehension

English Comprehension Book One

I Can Jump Puddles - (page 26 and 27) and White Fang (page 28 and 29).

Please remember the good habits we were in whilst at school...

Read the text at least twice before answering the questions.

Be sure to read the questions carefully.

Underline key information in the text.

Also take time to read the introduction in the boxes at the top of the pages, these give some great context to the text you are reading.

 

Art 1

Have you always wanted to be able to draw your favourite Disney character? Well carry on reading…

Below is a web site from Disney with a video taking you through, step by step, how to draw Mickey Mouse. If Mickey is not your favourite go to the bottom of the web site and there are links to ‘how to draw’ videos for over 14 Disney characters.

Why not choose your favourite and give it a go, and remember to send me a photo of how you get on. If I get enough Ill share my attempt with you all, and you know how bad I am at drawing!

 

https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2020/03/draw-mickey-mouse-at-home-with-a-disney-parks-artist/

Art activity 2

Continue designing your teddy that could be entered into the John Lewis competition.

See yesterday’s task and the link below for more information.

https://www.johnlewis.com/content/your-partners-through-it-all/feel-good-friday

 

 

Practical Skills Week

Last day of our Practical Skills Week.

Are there any that you haven’t attempted yet? Why not give it a go today?

  1. Make your own breakfast. This can be something as simple as toast or cereal.
  2. Strip and wash your bed clothes and then remake your bed.
  3. Help prepare an evening meal. This could be from peeling vegetables to making the side salad.
  4. Load and unload the dishwasher OR wash and dry up if you do not have a dishwasher.
  5. Wash the car. I appreciate that this is easier to do for some people, but if possible and whilst the weather is nice, get your sponge and soapy water out.
  6. Tidy, hoover and dust your bedroom. Not just a tidy up this time, get the hoover over the floor and a duster over everything else.

If possible, please ask your adults to send across some pictures via Class Dojo of you completing any or all of these tasks

 

It’s Good To Be Different Video.

We have discussed in class how everyone is different, and that is what makes us all special. However I know sometimes it’s hard to keep this in mind when you feel all on your own.

I have found the below video by Chris Stark from BBC Radio 1 that I think really highlights that being different is a good thing, no matter how it feels at the time. Have a watch and try to remember we have all felt like the odd one out at some point in our lives.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zh73gwx

 

Other Work Suggestions

  • Please find some time to read. This can be a book, a magazine, or even a blog. Just find 30 minutes, sit quietly somewhere and immerse yourself in some reading.
  • Learn today’s new Makaton sign with Mrs Whitehouse by following this link…

https://www.moorcroftwood.net/signing-with-mrs-whitehouse/

  • Times Table Rock Stars – carry on practising your times tables as you know, this makes every other area of Maths that much easier!

 

 

 

Thursday 30th April 2020

 

Good morning everyone. A fantastic week so far, so thank you for getting involved.

A big shout out to JC, Preston, Kyah and Ruby for sending me photos of everything they are doing to keep me in the loop, I do appreciate it!

 

Today we will be continuing our Practical Skills Week, progressing our children’s picture book, putting something through the ‘Shopping Channel challenge’ and an art competition.

 

Daily Puzzle

Yesterday’s picture was quite an interesting exercise, I hope you enjoyed it.

Prize goes to Ruby for spotting 17 things that she questioned in the picture.

 

Today we will look at cracking codes. Have a go at cracking the code below. Once you have done this I would love it if you sent me a message to try and crack!

Exercise

What exercise will you do today?

The daily workout with Joe Wicks?

Some BBC Super Movers (https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks2-collection/zr4ky9q)?

Or more Cosmic yoga on https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

 

 

Maths

Angles

Key Stage 2 Maths Workout book – page 34 and 35.

Whilst we are deep in recapping our knowledge of angles, before moving on, let’s get the pages in our Workbook done.

These questions might be phrased a little differently than on White Rose, but all will be answered using the below facts you have used over the last couple of days …

All angles on a straight line add up to 180 degrees.

All angles around a point add up to 360 degrees.

All angles in a triangle add up to 180 degrees.

Vertically opposite angles are equal.

Plus… If a shape has 5 vertices (a pentagon) each external angle would be 360 degrees divided by 5, so each external vertice would be 72 degrees.

 

 

English – Activity 1

Children’s Picture Book Project

Step 1 - complete a book review. Set Tuesday 21st April.

Step 2 – to review what picture books have in common. Set Wednesday 22nd April.

Step 3 – design a main character for our children’s picture book. Set Thur 26 April.

Step 4 – decide on a setting of our story. Set Friday 27th April.

Step 5 – plan the three parts of our picture story. Set Tuesday 28th April.

 

Step 6

I want us to carry on from yesterday, continuing to write and illustrate our picture story.

As well as this, I am going to challenge you to try and include some SPaG we have learnt.

Can you include some speech (with correctly placed inverted commas)? Could you add in some parenthesis with commas or brackets? Could you up level your writing by including extra adjectives to describe nouns?

 

 

English – Activity 2

The Shopping Channel Challenge

I want you to find a mundane, boring object around the home and make it sound like the next ‘must have’ thing. Let me give you an example…

 

A perfectly positioned portal allowing for the safe transfer of all your precious, delicate objects into your warm, loving home. It can be sourced in a variety of colours and finish to match any scheme already in place in your home.

 

You guessed it… I just put the letterbox through the Shopping Channel challenge.

Now you have a go!

 

Art

John Lewis are launching a competition to make a superhero teddy bear and are looking for help designing it. The winning teddy will be sold in John Lewis and Waitrose shops later this year, with 100% of the profits going to the NHS.

There is more information about what John Lewis are, and indeed are NOT, looking for on the link below.

https://www.johnlewis.com/content/your-partners-through-it-all/feel-good-friday

I have attached their teddy template but please have a look at the above link for more details and how to submit your entry with the deadline of 8th May 2020.

Whether you decide to submit it to John Lewis or not, please ask as adult to send a picture of your design to me via Class Dojo.

 

Practical Skills Week

Please continue working through the household chores listed earlier in the week.

Just to remind you, I would love to see you…

  1. Make your own breakfast. This can be something as simple as toast or cereal.
  2. Strip and wash your bed clothes and then remake your bed.
  3. Help prepare an evening meal. This could be from peeling vegetables to making the side salad.
  4. Load and unload the dishwasher OR wash and dry up if you do not have a dishwasher.
  5. Wash the car. I appreciate that this is easier to do for some people, but if possible and whilst the weather is nice, get your sponge and soapy water out.
  6. Tidy, hoover and dust your bedroom. Not just a tidy up this time, get the hoover over the floor and a duster over everything else.

If possible, please ask your adults to send across some pictures via Class Dojo of you completing any or all of these tasks

 

Other Work Suggestions

  • Please find some time to read. This can be a book, a magazine, or even a blog. Just find 30 minutes, sit quietly somewhere and immerse yourself in some reading.
  • Did you complete the Science experiment on refraction yesterday? If not, please have a go today.
  • Learn today’s new Makaton sign with Mrs Whitehouse by following this link…

https://www.moorcroftwood.net/signing-with-mrs-whitehouse/

  • Times Table Rock Stars – carry on practising your times tables as you know, this makes every other area of Maths that much easier!

 

Wednesday 29th April 2020

 

Good morning everyone.

 

I hope yesterday’s tasks helped keep the boredom away during the horrible weather we had.  

Today we will be continuing our Practical Skills Week, progressing our children’s picture book, looking at angles in triangles for a final time and conducting a Scientific experiment investigating “refraction”.

 

Daily Puzzle

How did you all get on with yesterday’s puzzle?

I know some of you showed amazing perseverance and got the solution in the end so well done.

Today’s special challenge will work on your observational and concerntration skills.

Below is an image that I want you to look at.

 

How many questions can you ask about this one picture?

I will give you one to start you off… why are the slices of bread a different shape to the loaf?

Let me know how many questions you can ask. There will be a prize for the person who can come up with the most.

As well as the image above, I have also attached the picture so if you want, you can print it off and have a closer look or even challenge someone else at home to see how many things they can spot.

 

 

 

Exercise

What exercise will you do today?

The daily workout with Joe Wicks?

Some BBC Super Movers (https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks2-collection/zr4ky9q)?

Or more Cosmic yoga on https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

 

Also don’t forget to send me your own workouts if you haven’t already.

Both Preston’s and JC’s were amazing!

 

 

Maths

White Rose Maths

We are going to have a final day on angles in triangles.

Please follow this link https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/  

Today’s lesson is…

Summer Term Week 1 Lesson 4 – Angles in a triangle – missing angles.

 

Please be careful to complete the correct lesson as I know the above link takes you to a whole host of lessons.

 

Please watch this video and then attempt the questions attached below.

To successfully complete these questions you will need to call on everything we have learnt over the last week on triangles. For example…

All angles on a straight line add up to 180 degrees.

All angles around a point add up to 360 degrees.

All angles in a triangle add up to 180 degrees.

Vertically opposite angles are equal.

 

Use these facts and you will be able to work through this questions sheet!

 

 

English and Art

Children’s Picture Book Project

Step 1- complete a book review. Set Tuesday 21st April.

Step 2 – to review what picture books have in common. Set Wednesday 22nd April.

Step 3 – design a main character for our children’s picture book. Set Thur 26 April.

Step 4 – decide on a setting of our story. Set Friday 27th April.

Step 5 – plan the three parts of our picture story. Set Tuesday 28th April.

 

Step 6

Today I want us to start writing our picture story. But remember… less is more!

Think back to the picture books you read in Step 2. I bet very few of them had more than 1 or 2 sentences per page. Therefore, try to keep to 2 sentences per page.

 

With all the planning we have done, you might find this doesn’t take too long. If you have some time after completing the above, feel free to start thinking about the artwork that could go on each page. Ensure the art work reflects the story on each page and is as colourful as possible for children to look at whilst the book is being read.

 

Science – Refraction.

Today we are going to start investigating our Science topic of light and the affect of refraction.

Some of you will be aware light travels in straight lines. This is why we cannot see around corners and why shadows are created and look the way they are.

However light can “bend” in certain circumstances which create illusions.

Please read the attached presentation and then have a go at the experiments detailed in the presentation and on second attachment,

What do you predict will happen in each one?

Can you explain why this illusion happens using the key words?

 

Practical Skills Week

Please continue working through the household chores listed earlier in the week.

I would love to see some pictures of you in action so please ask an adult to send some through to me via Class Dojo.

 

 

Other Work Suggestions

  • Please find some time to read. This can be a book, a magazine, or even a blog. Just find 30 minutes, sit quietly somewhere and immerse yourself in some reading.
  • Continue to join David Walliams at www.worldofdavidwalliams.com for the next chapter of World’s Worst Children at 11am.
  • Learn today’s new Makaton sign with Mrs Whitehouse by following this link…

https://www.moorcroftwood.net/signing-with-mrs-whitehouse/

  • Times Table Rock Stars – carry on practising your times tables as you know, this makes every other area of Maths that much easier!

 

 

 

Tuesday 28th April 2020

 

Good morning everyone.

 

Today we will be continuing our Practical Skills Week, progressing our children’s picture book, looking at angles in different types of triangles as well as starting to think about our move into Secondary school in September.

 

Daily Puzzle

After two weeks of riddles, today I thought it would be time to mix it up. Therefore I will now be setting a word puzzle, with today’s based on something that looks simple but might take a few attempts. Why don’t you set this out with counters, bits of Lego, coins or anything you have lying around the house.

Have a go and see if you can do it in three moves.

Can your adults also pass the challenge?

Exercise

What exercise will you do today?

The daily workout with Joe Wicks?

Some BBC Super Movers (https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks2-collection/zr4ky9q)?

Or more Cosmic yoga on https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

 

Also don’t forget to send me your own workouts if you haven’t already.

Both Preston’s and JC’s were amazing!

 

 

Maths

White Rose Maths

We are going to continue looking at angles of triangles, this time rules for the different types of triangles.

Therefore please follow this link https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/  

Today’s lesson is…

Summer Term Week 1 Lesson 3 – Angles in a triangle – special cases.

 

Please be careful to complete the correct lesson as I know the above link takes you to a whole host of lessons.

 

Please watch this video and then attempt the questions attached below.

Answers are also attached for your adults to check your work or help out where necessary.

 

English and Art

Children’s Picture Book Project

Step 1- complete a book review. Set Tuesday 21st April.

Step 2 – to review what picture books have in common. Set Wednesday 22nd April.

Step 3 – design a main character for our children’s picture book. Set Thursday 26th April.

Step 4 – decide on a setting of our story. Set Friday 27th April.

 

Step 5

Today I want you to think about what is going to happen in your story.

Watch the video below about the three main parts of any story and start planning the middle and end. This will be the problem the main character faces and how it is resolved in the end.

Remember this is a picture book aimed at an audience of children between the ages of 3 to 6, so it cannot be too long, or too complicated, and it does need a happy ending! It may also help to think of what the moral of your story will be? Could it be that everyone is different and that is OK? Team work makes the dream work? Being kind is always the best way to be?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zpccwmn/articles/zwmt4qt

 

Practical Skills Week

Please continue working through the below household chores to help ensure you are becoming more independent.

I would love to see some pictures of you in action so please get some sent through Class Dojo. I hope Ruby’s Yorkshire puddings were as nice as they looked!

  1. Make your own breakfast. This can be something as simple as toast or cereal, or something trickier like beans on toast!
  2. Strip and wash your bed clothes and then remake your bed.
  3. Help prepare an evening meal. This could be from peeling vegetables to making the side salad.
  4. Load and unload the dishwasher OR wash and dry up if you do not have a dishwasher.
  5. Wash the car. I appreciate that this is easier to do for some people, but if possible get your sponge and soapy water out.
  6. Tidy, hoover and dust your bedroom. Not just a tidy up this time, get the hoover over the floor and a duster over everything else.

 

Secondary School Transition

Whilst dates and activities from your Secondary School transition programme of your secondary schools is up in the air with Coronavirus, this does not stop us from starting to think about the move in September. Please have look at the below link which has some videos about children who have made the move and some nice exercises to get you thinking about how you can be prepared for this exciting time.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zj2grj6

 

Other Work Suggestions

  • Please find some time to read. This can be a book, a magazine, or even a blog. Just find 30 minutes, sit quietly somewhere and immerse yourself in some reading.
  • Continue to join David Walliams at www.worldofdavidwalliams.com for the next chapter of World’s Worst Children at 11am.
  • Learn today’s new Makaton sign with Mrs Whitehouse by following this link…

https://www.moorcroftwood.net/signing-with-mrs-whitehouse/

  • Times Table Rock Stars – carry on practising your times tables as you know, this makes every other area of Maths that much easier!

 

Monday 27th April 2020

 

Good morning everyone, I hope you all had a great weekend.

 

Welcome to Practical Skills Week. As well as our usual work involving Maths and English, I am going to set you challenges around the home that responsible young adults should be able to do. Have a read below and start ticking some off as you go through the week.

 

Daily Riddle

Lewis answered every daily riddles first last week so a big well done to him!

Can anyone stop him this week?

 

Today’s riddle is …

Where does success come before the work?

Get your guesses to me through Class Dojo to see if you can de-throne Lewis.

 

Exercise

What exercise will you do today?

The daily workout with Joe Wicks?

Some BBC Super Movers (https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks2-collection/zr4ky9q)?

Or more Cosmic yoga on https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

 

Also don’t forget to send me your own workouts you started designing yesterday.

I will be trying JC’s today, wish me luck.

 

 

Maths

White Rose Maths

We are going to continue last week’s learning on angles, this time calculating missing angles in a triangle.

Therefore please follow this link https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/  

We are going to look at Summer Term Week 1 Lesson 2 – Angles in a triangle.

 

Please be careful to complete the correct lesson as I know the above link takes you to a whole host of lessons.

Please watch this video and then attempt the questions attached below.

Answers are also attached for your adults to check your work or help out where necessary.

Question 1B requires a protractor which some of you won’t have. Therefore I am going to tell you angle a = 40 degrees and angle b = 80 degrees which gives you everything you need to answer the rest of the questions.

Please remember…

Three angles of a triangle add up to 180 degrees.

A right angle is 90 degrees.

 

Mathletics

I have allocated activities on Mathletics linked to finding angles of a triangle. Therefore after completing the above exercises, please go to your Mathletics page and use this knowledge to answer the allocated questions.

Once they have been completed, all other exercises will open up to you, so you can do any other area of Maths that interests you.

 

English - Comprehension

We are going to return to our picture books tomorrow, leaving today to focus on Comprehension.

English Comprehension Book One

If - (page 22 and 23) and Theseus’s Adventures (page 24 and 25).

Please remember the good habits we were in whilst at school...

Read the text at least twice before answering the questions.

Be sure to read the questions carefully.

Underline key information in the text.

Also take time to read the introduction in the boxes at the top of the pages, these give some great context to the text you are reading. For example the poem “If” can be quite confusing until you have the context that it is written by a father offering advice to his son.

 

 

 

Practical Skills Week

This week I thought we could all find some time to carry out basic tasks around the home. Below is a list of household chores which I would like to think are manageable for your age. These chores will help you to become more independent and will also help you with the transition from Primary to Secondary School. I’m sure your adults will also appreciate the support with these daily chores!

You could maybe choose one a day, or do them as early in the week as possible so you can revisit those you most enjoyed. I will leave it to you.

 

  1. Make your own breakfast. This can be something as simple as toast or cereal, or something more tricky like beans on toast!
  2. Strip and wash your bed clothes and then remake your bed.
  3. Help prepare an evening meal. This could be from peeling vegetables to making the side salad.
  4. Load and unload the dishwasher OR wash and dry up if you do not have a dishwasher.
  5. Wash the car. I appreciate that this is easier to do for some people, but if possible and whilst the weather is nice, get your sponge and soapy water out.
  6. Tidy, hoover and dust your bedroom. Not just a tidy up this time, get the hoover over the floor and a duster over everything else.

If possible, please ask your adults to send across some pictures via Class Dojo of you completing any of these tasks

 

Other Work Suggestions

  • Please find some time to read. This can be a book, a magazine, or even a blog. Just find 30 minutes, sit quietly somewhere and immerse yourself in some reading.
  • Continue to join David Walliams at www.worldofdavidwalliams.com for the next chapter of World’s Worst Children at 11am.
  • Learn today’s new Makaton sign with Mrs Whitehouse by following this link…

https://www.moorcroftwood.net/signing-with-mrs-whitehouse/

  • Times Table Rock Stars – carry on practising your times tables as you know, this makes every other area of Maths that much easier!

 

Friday 24th April 2020

 

Good morning everyone, and happy Friday.

Another fantastic week so thanks to all the pupils and adults that have been looking at the daily tasks and sending me some photos of you all in action!

 

Today, we will be continuing our children’s picture book project, in Maths we are looking at a third day on angles and some Premier League facts to test our four rules, and I’m going to challenge you to produce some transient art. Let’s go!

 

Daily Riddle

Lewis has answered all four daily riddles first this week so a big well done to him!

Can he possibly be the first person to get all five riddles in a week first?

 

Today’s riddle is …

What do you drop when you need it and take back when you don’t?

Get your guesses to me through Class Dojo to see if you can de-throne Lewis.

 

Exercise

What exercise will you do today?

The daily workout with Joe Wicks?

Some BBC Super Movers (https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks2-collection/zr4ky9q)?

Or more Cosmic yoga on https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

 

Also don’t forget to send me your own workouts you started designing yesterday.

I will be trying Preston’s today, wish me luck.

 

Maths

White Rose Maths

Today we are going to do a third day on angles.

Therefore please follow this link https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/  

We are going to look at Summer Term Week 1 Lesson 1 – Vertically opposite angles.

Please be careful to complete the correct lesson as I know the above link takes you to a whole host of lessons. Ensure the lesson you watch is titled “Vertically Opposite Angles”

Please watch this video and then attempt the questions attached below. Answers are also attached for your adults to check your work or help out where necessary.

Again, question 1 requires a protractor which some of you won’t have. Therefore I am going to tell you angle a = 130 degrees which gives you everything you need to find the rest of the angles.

Please remember…

There are 360 degrees in a full turn.

Angles on a straight line add up to 180 degrees, so if one angle on a straight line is 45, the other angle is 180 – 45 = 135 degrees.

 

Premier League Primary Stars Summing Up

Attached below are some really interesting facts about the English Premier League… but you have to work out the numbers yourself.

 

 

 

English

Children’s Picture Book Project

We are making some excellent progress towards writing and illustrating our own children’s picture book. These books could then be used by Miss Millington in Reception which will be fantastic.

Step 1- complete a book review. Set on Tuesday 21st April.

Step 2 – look for common themes in picture books. Set on Wednesday 22nd April.

Step 3 - Create a main character. Set on Thursday 23rd April.

Step 4 – Today we are going to think about the setting of our picture book.

Please watch the video on this link and consider the questions it raises…

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zpccwmn/articles/z8mqsrd

Once you have watched the video a couple of times and have answered the questions posed, you should have a good setting planned ready for next week.

When making some notes please remember to try and use two adjectives to describe every noun (the hot, dry air)

 

 

Art

Today I thought we could look at trying our hand at creating a piece of transient art. This is when you use anything, from natural materials, such as stones, twigs or leaves to household objects like coasters, fruit or Lego blocks to create a pattern.

Below are some examples to give you some ideas

You can also Google Andy Goldsworthy who has created some tremendous pieces of transient art for you to look at.

Serious Class Dojos for both the most impressive pattern but also the most imaginative objects used!

 

 

Other Work Suggestions

  • Please find some time to read. This can be a book, a magazine, or even a blog. Just find 15 to 30 minutes to sit quietly somewhere and immerse yourself in some reading.
  • Learn today’s new Makaton sign with Mrs Whitehouse by following this link…

https://www.moorcroftwood.net/signing-with-mrs-whitehouse/

  • Continue to join David Walliams at www.worldofdavidwalliams.com for the next chapter of World’s Worst Children at 11am.
  • Complete your Easter Half Term project on “light” if it has not been finished.
  • Have you completed every daily task in total? Go back over previous days and complete any pages or activities you may have missed.

 

 

Thursday 23rd April 2020

 

Good morning everyone.

Today, we will be continuing our children’s picture book project, progressing our learning on angles in Maths and creating our own fitness workout which I think could be tremendous fun to both come up with, and complete.

 

Daily Riddle

Lewis made it the hatrick of riddles yesterday by being the first to answer that the plane was on the floor

How long can King Wilkinson’s reign as “King of Riddles” last?

Today’s riddle is …

What can you hold in your left hand but not in your right hand?

Get your guesses to me through Class Dojo to see if you can de-throne Lewis.

 

 

Maths

White Rose Maths

Today we are going to move our learning of angles on from yesterday.

Therefore please follow this link https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/  

We are going to look at Week 2 Lesson 5 – Calculate angles.

Please be careful to complete the correct lesson as I know the above link takes you to a whole host of lessons. Ensure the lesson you watch is titled “Calculate Angles”

Please watch this video and then attempt the questions attached below. Answers are also attached for your adults to check your work or help out where necessary.

I appreciate you will not be able to complete question 1a without a protractor, so please ignore that question.

A couple of bits to remember…

There are 360 degrees in a full turn.

Angles on a straight line add up to 180 degrees.

A right angle has 90 degrees.

 

English and Art

Children’s Picture Book Project

We are working towards writing and illustrating our own children’s picture book. These books could then be used by Miss Millington in Reception which I think would be fantastic.

Step 1- complete a book review. Set on Tuesday 21st April.

Step 2 – compare as many picture books as possible to see what they all have in common. Set on Wednesday 22nd April.

Step 3

Today we are going to starting thinking about a main character for our children’s picture book.

Please watch the video on this link and consider the questions it raises…

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zpccwmn/articles/zqf32nb

From your research yesterday you should have seen the main character of a picture book can be anyone from a child to a giraffe, from a pirate to a footballer, from a crayon to a little pig. So you are not restricted, your main character could be absolutely anyone (or anything).

Once you have watched the video a couple of times and have answered the questions posed, you should have a good character description for your picture book.

When you have this, why not try to draw him or her. What exaggerated features could he/she have? If, like me, you are not a great artist, there will be lots of images on Google that you can start with and then change to reflect your character. Or once you have an animal in mind, there may be an instructional video you can watch on Google.

 

Exercise

Firstly, what exercise will you do today?

The daily workout with Joe Wicks?

Some BBC Super Movers on  https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks2-collection/zr4ky9q

Or more Cosmic yoga on https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

 

Secondly, I thought it would be nice for us to create our own fitness workout. This could be our own workout like Joe Wicks but with all our favourite moves, a mix between a Joe Wicks and a yoga workout, or a game involving running around in a back garden or the house (safely).

Class Dojo points for inventiveness.

Should we get some fantastic ideas and workout instructions, I promise to tackle it myself being videoed, and will post on Class Dojo for you all to see and maybe attempt yourself.

 

 

Continue learning to sign with Mrs Whitehouse

Mrs Whitehouse will be continuing to teach us a new Makaton sign a day. Therefore please follow the below link for all the signs she has done so far.

https://www.moorcroftwood.net/signing-with-mrs-whitehouse/

Is there a sign you would like her to do? If so, let me know or post the request to her directly on Facebook.

 

Easter Project on Light

I am continuing to receive projects on “light”.

Keep them coming as they are finished.

Some fantastic pieces so far, well done!

 

 

Other Work Suggestions

  • Please find some time to read. This can be a book, a magazine, or even a blog. Just find 15 to 30 minutes to sit quietly somewhere and immerse yourself in some reading.
  • Continue to join David Walliams at www.worldofdavidwalliams.com for the next chapter of World’s Worst Children at 11am.
  • Complete your Easter Half Term project on “light” if it has not been finished.

Have you completed every daily task in total? Go back over previous days and complete any pages or activities you may have missed.

Wednesday 22nd April 2020

 

Good morning Year 6

Today we will be continuing our children’s picture book project, doing a reading comprehension and recapping angles in Maths. Lots for you to be getting your teeth into.

 

Daily Riddle

Lewis made it two riddles out of two this week by being the first to answer that a net can hold water when the water is frozen.

Can anyone stop the “King of Riddles” today?

Today’s riddle is …

A man jumps from a plane. When he lands, he has no injuries. How can this be?

Get your guesses to me through Class Dojo to see if you can beat Lewis.

 

Exercise

I’m going to continue working out with Joe, but what about you?  I’m really enjoying the questions he’s added to the workout. Is anyone else getting them all right?

Are you going to join me or do some BBC Super Movers on https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks2-collection/zr4ky9q or even try a different yoga workout from Cosmic Yoga by following https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

Please do some exercise today to get your heart rate up.

 

Maths

White Rose Maths

Today we are going to remind ourselves about angles.

Therefore please follow this link https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/   

We are going to look at Week 2 Lesson 4.

Please watch this video and then attempt the questions attached below. Answers are also attached for your adults to check your work or help out where necessary.

 

Times Tables Rock Star

Today please practise your time table fluency on Times Table Rock Stars.

There are some serious Class Dojos available for today’s highest score so anyone can win this. Please ask an adult to send me a picture of your best score and I’ll put on your Dojos!

 

 

English

English Comprehension Book One

Let’s practise our Comprehension skills today.

Please complete…

Text 9 – The Lord of the Rings (page 18 and 19) and Text 10 – Queen Victoria’s Diary (page 20 and 21).

One is a fiction text and the other is non-fiction so is a nice variety for you.

Each one should take you no longer than 30 minutes so all you have to decide is if you do them together or maybe one in the morning and one in the afternoon.

 

Children’s Picture Book Project

This is where we are going to be writing and illustrating our own children’s picture book. These books will then be used by Miss Millington in Reception which I think would be fantastic.

Step 1- complete a book review. Should have been completed yesterday, if not please see yesterday’s daily tasks below for details.

Step 2 – today I would like you to read as many children’s books as possible and think about what they all have in common. Do they all have to rhyme? Do they all have very colourful pages? Do they always have a happy ending?

I appreciate this might be easier for those of you with younger brothers or sisters, however, it is not a problem if you don’t. Last night I posted a video on the Moorcroft Wood Facebook of me reading one of my Jessica’s favourite books which you may want to watch. You could also use Google to search for famous children’s authors such as; Julia Donaldson, Mick Inkpen or Nick Butterworth. There are plenty examples of their books being read aloud. Alternatively visit the cbeebies website and search for ‘bedtime stories.’

 

Watch or read as many as possible and think about the questions above.

 

Continue learning to sign with Mrs Whitehouse

Mrs Whitehouse will be continuing to teach us a new Makaton sign a day. Therefore please follow the below link for all the signs she has done so far.

https://www.moorcroftwood.net/signing-with-mrs-whitehouse/

Is there a sign you would like her to do? If so, let me know or post the request to her directly on Facebook.

 

Easter Project on Light

I am continuing to receive projects on “light”.

Keep them coming as they are finished. Some fantastic pieces so far, well done!

 

 

Other Work Suggestions

  • Please find some time to read. This can be a book, a magazine, or even a blog. Just find 15 to 30 minutes to sit quietly somewhere and immerse yourself in some reading.
  • Continue to join David Walliams at www.worldofdavidwalliams.com for the next chapter of World’s Worst Children at 11am.
  • You could design another trophy from yesterday’s daily tasks. The template remains attached below, could you go a different route today? Use different materials?
  • Have you completed every daily task in total? Go back over previous days and complete any pages or activities you may have missed.

Tuesday 21st April 2020

 

Good morning Year 6 and thank you all for your work yesterday.

Today we will be starting a new English project that will run over three weeks, look at modal verbs and rounding and estimation in Maths as well as some other fun activities for you to do.

 

Daily Riddle

Well done to Lewis for being the first person to answer yesterday’s riddle. It was indeed an “envelope”.

Today’s riddle is …

When can a net hold water?

Get your guesses to me through Class Dojo and we will see if Lewis can retain his crown, or if someone else can be champion of the riddle.

 

Exercise

I really enjoyed yesterday’s workout with Joe so will continue doing that every day.

However I appreciate Joe is not for everyone. So if you are not enjoying Joe, feel free to complete some BBC Super Movers or even try a yoga workout. Follow this link to a Harry Potter inspired yoga workout https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-BS87NTV5I which some of you may enjoy.

Either way, please do some exercise today, you will feel brilliant after it (I promise).

 

 

English

Today we are going to start a new project that we will work through for the next couple of weeks. The end goal will be us writing and illustrating our own children’s books which Miss Millington said we can share with Reception.

 

Step 1

We will start this task today by trying to understand what we enjoy about books.

Therefore I would like you all to complete a book review on either your favourite book or the most recent book you have finished.

Attached below is our usual book review for you to complete.

If you cannot print this book review off, please just consider the key questions of describing the main character, the main plot of the story and whether you would recommend this book to anyone else and why.

We will then use this information at a later date when we plan our story and the main character.

 

SPaG

Today we are going to learn about modal verbs, as one of the final areas we are yet to conquer. We will be using the daily lessons created by BBC Bitesize. Therefore please follow the below link, watch the videos, then complete as many of the exercises on the attachment at the bottom of this page as possible.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z4y492p

You do this, and you will be able to describe and use modal verbs in your writing.

 

Maths

Rounding and Estimating

Key Stage 2 Maths Workout book – page 17 and 18.

A little reminder on rounding and estimates…

To successfully round a number, we always look at the digit to the right of the value we are being asked to round to. For example, if we were asked to round the number 3,456 to the nearest ten, we look at the ones digit. We then use the rhyme “0 to 4 fall to the floor, 5 to 9 climb the vine”. So 3,456 rounded to the nearest ten would be 3,460 because the ones is a 6, so we round up.

If you are a little unclear please visit this website for some helpful videos on rounding https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z6g8d6f

There are many circumstances in the real world where it is beneficial to estimate a calculation. For example trying to work out if you had enough money to buy 19 sweets at 95p each might take some time. But if we estimated this using 20 sweet at £1 each, very quickly you can see you would be approximately £20.

Keep this in mind when looking at the estimate questions!

 


Art

Trophies are often given to the winners of a competition, be it the Moorcroft Wood House Challenge or a dance competition or the Premier League winners. Therefore I have attached an outline of a trophy which I would like you to design and then colour. This trophy is for a winning competition of your choice. You could design it in your football team's colours (only way my Arsenal will see a winning Premier League trophy), design it as a cooking competition winner, or a Minecraft Challenge winner as some examples. 

Send me a picture of the finished trophy and the most colourful, imaginative design will win some serious Dojo points. 

 

Learning to sign with Mrs Whitehouse

I know many of you enjoyed learning Makaton with Mrs Whitehouse. Well she is continuing this by teaching a new sign every day. Therefore please follow the below link for yesterday’s and today’s sign.

https://www.moorcroftwood.net/signing-with-mrs-whitehouse/

 

Easter Project on Light

A big shout out to everyone that has sent a picture of their “light” projects. We have had some amazing pieces of work using very different mediums, I continue to be very impressed.

To everyone else, please send me a picture of your projects when they are completed so I can be impressed all over again.

 

 

Other Work Suggestions

  • Please find some time to read. This can be a book, a magazine, or even a blog. Just find 30 minutes to sit quietly somewhere and immerse yourself in some reading.
  • Continue to join David Walliams at www.worldofdavidwalliams.com for the next chapter of World’s Worst Children at 11am.
  • Practise your time table fluency on Times Table Rock Stars – if you beat your best score, please let me know!

 

 

Monday 20th April 2020

 

Good morning Year 6 and welcome back to a new week of home learning.

From tomorrow, we will be starting a new English project that will last about three weeks, however today I want to hear about your half term and tell you some of what the Gilbey family have been up to.

 

As well as this we will be getting our Maths brain working and of course, back by popular demand, our daily riddle and some exercise to get our sweat on.

 

However, before we start this, a big congratulations to Preston for being selected by Mrs Hodgetts as the Year 6 winner of the Easter Egg competition which you can see below. Well done Mr Shaw!

 

Please see below the details of today’s daily tasks…

 

Daily Riddle

A quick riddle to get our brains working on our first day back …

What starts with an e, ends with an e and only has one letter?

Get your guesses to me through Class Dojo and we will see who can be King or Queen of the riddles this week.

 

PE with Joe.

I won’t lie to you… I’ve had a break from Joe Wicks over the Easter holiday. However today is the start of the new term, so I will be working out alongside Joe everyday this week. Please come and join me as a bit of exercise first thing in the morning always makes you feel better.

The time is 9am, the place is on YouTube. Search for "PE with Joe". And you can suffer along with me.

Equally, why not do a couple of the BBC Super Movers (Google search BBC Super Movers KS2) if you would prefer.

 

 

English

This time away from school has been challenging at some point or another for EVERYONE.

This has led to people experiencing a lot of emotions from happiness to sadness, from anger to boredom, sometimes all within one day, or even within an hour!

We have spoken in PSHE about how it is never wrong to feel these emotions, but it can be helpful to us if we recognise what caused these feelings. It is also beneficial if we have the opportunity to reflect on these.

Therefore today, I have attached 10 questions about what you have done over the Easter holiday. I want to know what made you feel happy, what made you sad and what you were proud of.

So please, have a look at the questions (and my answers to them) and have a go at answering them honestly. Please try and give an answer for each one and if possible only use one activity for a single question.

I really want to see what you have all done over the last two weeks so if you can get an adult to send me a picture of your answers that would be amazing!

 

Maths

Prime numbers, Factors and Mutliples.

Key Stage 2 Maths Workout book – page 9 and 10.

A little reminder about these different terms to help you with these pages.

Factors. I say factor, you say….. Pair. Factor… Pair.

So factors of a number are the values that are divisible into that number.

For example factor pairs of 8 are… 1x8, 2x4, so the factors of 8 are 1, 2, 4 and 8.

Multiples of a number are the results of that numbers times table. So multiples of 5 are 5, 10, 15, 20 and so on.

Finally, a prime number is a number that is only divisible by 1 and itself.

So a prime number is one that does not appear in any other times table apart from its own.

My final tip is be careful to read the question carefully. I know I had to re-read one or two questions a couple of times so take your time and be sure you know what you are doing before shading any numbers in!


Mathletics

I have allocated the activities on Mathletics linked to the above pages of the Workout book. Therefore after completing the pages in your exercise book, please go to your Mathletics page and use this knowledge to answer the questions.

Once they have been completed, all other exercises will open up to you, so you can do any other area of Maths that interests you should you.

 

 

Easter Project on Light

I am looking forward to seeing all of the Easter projects you have created over the last two weeks. However, until l I can see them in person, please ask an adult to send me any photos of what you have done over Class Dojo so I can see where your creativity took you. Equally if they are not yet finished, do not worry, just try and find some time to finish them before the end of this week

 

 

Other Work Suggestions

  • Have you finished the Half Term project on “Light”? If not, why not use some time today to complete it.
  • Join David Walliams at www.worldofdavidwalliams.com for today’s chapter of World’s Worst Children at 11am. You can also catch up on any stories you missed under the Elevenses subheading.
  • Practise your time table fluency on Times Table Rock Stars – if you beat your best score, please let me know!
  • Can you find some time today to do another good deed for someone in your house? Could you tidy your room? Could you help prepare lunch or dinner?

 

Easter Half Term Project

 

As mentioned on Friday's daily tasks, please see a project for you all to consider over the next two weeks.

Like every holiday project, the more creative the better!

I look forward to seeing what you all come up with!

 

Have a great couple of weeks, stay safe and try to do some good deeds for family!

 

From Mr Gilbey

 

Easter Half Term project

Friday 3rd April 2020

 

Good morning Year 6. Another week comes to an end and I continue to be impressed with your dedication to the daily tasks. Keep it up!

I just hope you have been enjoying them as much as I have enjoyed seeing the photos being sent through Class Dojo.

 

After today, we will be having a fortnight break for Easter, but if you come back after 3pm today, you will see an Easter Half Term project idea for you to consider.

 

However, first things first, please see below the tasks for today.

 

Daily Riddle

Lewis made it two day out of two by being the first one to answer yesterday’s riddle of adding an ‘x’ between 90 and 8 to make 90x8=720.

 

Today’s riddle is…

I have no doors but I have keys, I have no rooms but I do have space, you can enter but you can never leave. What am I?

 

Is there anyone that can stop Lewis from making it a hatrick?

Get your guesses to me through Class Dojo and we will see.

 

 

PE with Joe.

Who is going to be brave enough to join the Gilbey’s and hundreds of thousands of other people for Joe Wick’s fancy dress work out today?

Serious Dojo Point or House Points for those brave enough to send a photo of you exercising in fancy dress. If I get enough, I might even post one of me in my best fancy dress.

 

Maths

Classic Friday – Four Rule Operations.

With it being the last day of term, let’s use our Maths time today to complete a Four Rule Challenge.

Please see attached a question sheet containing questions on all four rules.

Some top tips…

Pay attention to the operation.

Be sure to write out the question accurately.

Remember “layout layout layout” so decimal places are always nicely lined up.

 

Times Table Fluency

Please log onto Times Table Rock Stars and spend some time practising your time tables again today.

What’s been your highest score from yesterday? Your challenge is to beat it today!

If you do, send it through to Class Dojo (or the Facebook Page) for a shout out.

 

 

English

Returning to Basics

Attached is a passage of writing where all the full stops and capital letters have been stolen!

Your task today is to write this passage out, but with the capital letters and the full stops put back in.

Where is the break needed for the writing to make sense?

Can you remember the reasons capital letters are used? It’s not just for the first word in every sentence.

 

 

 

Today’s Photo Challenge

We all need a bit of positivity in our lives. So your challenge today is using random objects around the house to write out a positive message to your class mates and send me a photo of via Class Dojo. I will then create a gallery of positivity for everyone in our classroom upon our return.

 

 

Other Work Suggestions

  • Join David Walliams at www.worldofdavidwalliams.com for today’s chapter of World’s Worst Children at 11am.
  • Continue the Mount Everest fact file.
  • Continue a short diary of your time out of school.
  • Can you do another good deed for someone in your house today?

 

Thursday 2nd April 2020

 

Good morning Year 6. Thank you for everyone’s Easter competition entries yesterday, there were some really impressive creations.

I will send them onto Mrs Hodgetts today for her to have the difficult decision of choosing a Year 6 winner.

 

Please see below today's tasks. We have two Reading Comprehensions, more Maths about calculating rations and a new Science challenge.

 

Daily Riddle

Lewis was quickest to identify the thing that is tall when it is young and short when it was old was… a candle.

 

Today’s riddle is…

How do you go from 98 to 720 using just one letter?

 

Special shout out for the first person to send me the correct answer over Class Dojo or the Moorcroft Facebook page.

Can anyone beat Lewis today?

 

 

PE with Joe.

I don’t know about you but I think Joe Wicks is getting harder and harder, but I will not give up.

The time is 9am, the place is on YouTube. Search for "PE with Joe". And you can suffer along with me.

Equally, why not do a couple of the BBC Super Movers (Google search BBC Super Movers KS2) if you would prefer.

 

Maths

Calculating Ratios.

We are going to finish our unit on ratios today.

Please watch the LESSON 4 video (yes, I know we are skipping lesson3) found on the below link…

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/

After watching this, attempt the question sheet found at the bottom of today’s notes. If you can print it off, that would be amazing. If you can’t, you can open it on a device and write your answers on a separate sheet of paper.

If you would like to re-watch the video from lesson 1 and 2, feel free.

Any problems, do not hesitate to message me via Class Dojo or the school’s Facebook Messenger.

 


Times Table Fluency

Please log onto Times Table Rock Stars and spend some time practising your time tables again today.

What’s been your highest score so far? Your challenge is to beat it today!

If you do, send it through to Class Dojo (or the Facebook Page) for a shout out.

 

English

English Comprehension Book One

Let’s continue practising our Comprehension skills with Comprehension Thursday.

Please complete…

Text 7 – Poems about Seasons (page 14 and 15) and Text 8 – A Letter from C.S. Lewis (page 16 and 17).

This is the first time we have analysed poetry so good luck. It might be worth reading these several times to help you understand the imagery used by the author.

 

Today’s Science Challenge

It seems a long time ago but do you remember when we designed an experiment in Science to see the effect of voltage on a circuit?

Can you remember the effect we saw?

Well, today we are going to look at other circuits and try to predict the effect these changes would have.

Without building these circuits there is a certain amount of guessing so I am not worried about you getting the right answer, I am just looking for good reasoning. For example “I think this will happen because…”

 

 

Other Work Suggestions

  • Join David Walliams at www.worldofdavidwalliams.com for today’s chapter of World’s Worst Children at 11am.
  • Continue the Mount Everest fact file.
  • Continue a short diary of your time out of school.
  • Can you do another good deed for someone in your house today?

Wednesday 1st April 2020

 

Good morning Year 6.

I hope you are all well and keeping yourselves out of trouble.

Today I have a new riddle, the Moorcroft Wood Easter competition, some Maths practise and a creative writing brief.

 

Daily Riddle

Yesterday’s riddle of what goes up but never down, was “age”.

A lot of you got it correct, but Phoebe was the first one to message so congratulation to you, beating Lewis into second place.

Who will be first to correctly answer today’s riddle…

I am tall when I am young, and short when I am old.

What am I?

Send your guesses over Class Dojo or the Moorcroft Facebook page and I will let you know how you have got on.

 

Easter Competition

Please read the Easter Competition letter and writing above if you have not already.

Please send me a picture of your Easter creation by the end of the day and I will forward to Mrs Hodgetts to choose a winner from each class.

Who can come up with the most creative “thing”?

 

Getting Your Heart Rate Going

See you at 9am with Joe Wicks? Or you going to do some BBC Super Movers?

Either way, I would love to see some photos of you getting your sweat on via Class Dojo.

 

English

1.Creative Writing

Below today's tasks is an image.

Considering this image, then finish writing this story…

He held them with his mind. He controlled them. The chairs swirled around him, dancing as if held by invisible strings. He practised on chairs, however his powers allowed him to manipulate things far more complex than that…

 

Could you describe the man that is performing this magic?

How did he discover this ability?

What else can he manipulate?

Is it all true or is he fooling people some how?

 

Reading Yourself

Please find another 15 to 30 minutes today to read more of your book. A big shout out to the most creative place for reading, with photos sent to Class Dojo.

 

Maths

Ratios and the relationship to fractions.

We are going to revisit ratios from Monday and look at the relationship between these and fractions.

Please watch the LESSON 2 video found on the below link…

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/

After watching this, attempt the question sheet found at the bottom of today’s notes. If you can print it off, that would be amazing. If you can’t, you can open it on a device and write your answers on a separate sheet of paper.

If you would like to re-watch the video from lesson 1, feel free.

Any problems, do not hesitate to message me via Class Dojo or the school’s Facebook Messenger.

 

Other Work Suggestions should you want alittle more.

  • Listen to David Walliams read another chapter of World’s Worst Children.
  • Continue the Mount Everest fact file.
  • Continue a short diary of your time out of school.
  • Can you beat your top score on Times Table Rock Stars today? Remember to send me your best score for a shout out!

Tuesday 31st March 2020

 

Good morning Year 6. Thank you to everyone that sent me photos of yesterday’s superhero work, I thought they were amazing.

Today I have a new challenge for you to complete in the home.

 

Daily Riddle

So an awful lot of you got yesterday’s riddle… a STAMP can go around the world whilst staying in the corner.

First one with the correct answer was Ruby yesterday. Well done.

Who will be first to correctly answer this riddle…

What goes up but never goes down?

Send your guesses over Class Dojo or the Moorcroft Facebook page and I will let you know how you have got on.

 

Maths

Workout Year 6 book. Page 14, 15 and 16. 

Division.

We are going back to the Maths exercise books today to visit the last of the four rules… division.

Please remember…

Jumping beans when dividing by 10, 100 or 1,000.

Making a number 4 times smaller is the same as asking for the number to be divided by 4.

When asked to divide a number by more than 12, write out the times table BUT be careful. This is where a lot of the mistakes will occur.

You will need to remember what BIDMAS means (it is the same as BODMAS).

Like last couple of days, I strongly recommend you get some paper and calculate each question like you would in class, using column subtraction.

 

English

1.English Comprehension Book One

Let’s continue practising our Comprehension skills with Comprehension Tuesday.

Please complete…

Text 5 – Cider With Rosie (page 10 and 11) and Text 6 – Olympic Torch Relay Day 52 (page 12 and 13).

Cider with Rosie does have a couple of complicated words. If the context does not help you understand what these words means, ask an adult or have a look in a dictionary or you can use Google.

 

Reading Yourself

Please find another 15 to 30 minutes today to read more of your book. A big shout out to the most creative place for reading, with photos sent to Class Dojo.

 

 

Getting Your Heart Rate Going

See you at 9am with Joe Wicks? Or you going to do some BBC Super Movers?

Either way, I would love to see some photos of you getting your sweat on via Class Dojo.

 

Today’s Special Challenge

Can you find something in your house that begins with every letter of the alphabet? However, one condition, they must all fit on a plate.

A couple of rules…

An object can only represent one letter of the alphabet.

Key here is they must fit on a plate so think about the size of all your items… the smaller the better.

First photo received with 26 items on a plate is the winner!

 

Other Work Suggestions should you want a little more to do.

  • Little to David Walliams read another chapter of World’s Worst Children.
  • Continue the Mount Everest fact file.
  • Continue a short diary of your time out of school.
  • Can you beat your top score on Times Table Rock Stars today? Remember to send me your best score for a shout out!

 

 

Please continue to send me photos of you completing any and all of these task so I can update your Dojo Story and show the wider school via the school’s Facebook page. It’s lovely seeing you all in action.

 

Monday 30th March 2020

 

Good morning Year 6, I hope you all had an amazing weekend.

Please see below the daily tasks for today.

 

Daily Riddle

I’ve tried to raise the difficulty from last week in an attempt to stump you.

Let’s see if I have been successful…

What can travel around the world whilst staying in the corner?

Send your guesses over Class Dojo or the Moorcroft Facebook page and I will let you know how you have got on.

 

English

Superheroes

I may have watched a few too many Marvel / DC comic films recently but I have a question for you…

You are offered one of five potions below which give you the following superhero power.

  1. Green potion – Stay young forever.
  2. Blue potion – Breathe under water.
  3. Black potion – Become invisible at will.
  4. Red potion – Have power over fire.
  5. Purple potion – Teleport.

Please write a couple of paragraphs explaining which potion you would choose.

Why have you chosen that colour potion? Why is that one better than the others? What would you use these powers for? Can you think of a Superhero name? Would you like to sketch me a superhero outfit?

Please ensure these paragraphs are in your neatest handwriting, have all the full stops and capital letters that are needed, include commas and semi-colons where necessary and add in parenthesis for including extra information in your sentences.

 

Join David Walliams for another chapter of World’s Worst Children

David Walliams is continuing to read chapters of his World Worse Children book daily at 11.00am so go to www.worldofdavidwalliams.com for 11 o’clock and find today’s chapter under the section called “Elevenses”.

 

Reading Yourself

Please find another 15 to 30 minutes today to read more of your book. A big shout out to the most creative place for reading, with photos sent to Class Dojo.

 

Maths

Ratios

We are going to have a day away from the Maths exercise book, and look at ratios.

Please watch the video found on the below link…

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/

Now attempt the question sheet found at the bottom of today’s notes. If you can print it off, that would be amazing. If you can’t, you can open it on a device and write your answers on a separate sheet of paper.

I have also attached the answers, but please only use them once you have had a go at all the questions.

Any problems, do not hesitate to message me via Class Dojo or the school’s Facebook Messenger.

 
Getting Your Heart Rate Going

I’m going to continue working out with Joe Wicks every day this week. I hope you can join Mrs Gilbey, Jessica and I at 9am every morning.

Also, don’t forget you have the BBC Super Movers (Google search BBC Super Movers KS2 to see what’s available). They are always good fun.

Would love to see some photos of you getting your sweat on via Class Dojo.

 

Today’s Special Activity

I have read some articles over the weekend saying ‘isolation’ maybe harder on individual’s mental health than we had previously expected.

Therefore today, I would like you to find 5 to 10 minutes to practise some breathing exercises and think of things you are thankful for.

We have done some breathing exercises in PSHE before and there are lots of breathing videos on You Tube, however the key points are to sit comfortably in a quiet place being very mindful of your breathing in and out, and as slowly and deeply as possible.

Once you have focused on your breathing for several minutes then turn your mind to things in your life you are thankful for. This could be your family, your pet dog, sunny days or technology allowing you to keep in contact with friends.

 

Other Work Suggestions

  • Continue the Mount Everest fact file.
  • Continue a short diary of your time out of school.
  • Can you beat your top score on Times Table Rock Stars today? Remember to send me your best score for a shout out!
  • Can you do another good deed today?
  • Do you want to do me another drawing?

Friday 27th March 2020

 

Good morning Year 6, happy Friday. We have nearly completed a whole week!

I’m seeing some amazing photos of you attacking the daily tasks. They all put a smile on my face, so please keep them coming.

 

Also a big thank you to all the adults that are supporting you with the daily tasks, keeping you fuelled and sending in these photos!

 

Daily Riddle

Here we go, today’s riddle is the trickiest yet.

What question can you never answer “yes” to?

I have an official answer, but there maybe a couple of questions that could also work so please feel free to have as many guesses as you would like.

Just send your guesses to me over Class Dojo or the Moorcroft Facebook page.

Phoebe won yesterday, getting the correct answer into me about 30 seconds before Preston! Close close close!

 

Maths

Workout Year 6 book. Page 11, 12 and 13. 

Multiplying

Let’s attack the third of the Four Rules – multiplication.

Please remember…

Jumping beans when multiplying by 10, 100 or 1,000.

Using the place value ‘0’ when multiplying by the tens figure.

The product of two numbers is the same as asking you to multiply the two numbers together.

You will need to remember what BIDMAS means (it is the same as BODMAS).

Like last couple of days, I strongly recommend you get some paper and calculate each question like you would in class, using column subtraction.

 

 

English

1.English Comprehension Book One

Lets continue practising our Comprehension skills.

Please complete…

Text 4 – Hostage to Handheld Devices (page 8 and 9).

This is a really interesting text considering how much we have spoken about the need to have time away from electronic screens!

After answering the questions on this text, have a think about how you would approach reducing children’s screen time. Use a younger brother or sister or cousin and consider if there was a set of rules you would make? How could you make the time away from screens enjoyable?

 

2.Join David Walliams for another chapter of World’s Worst Children

David Walliams is continuing to read chapters of his World Worse Children book daily at 11.00am so go to www.worldofdavidwalliams.com for 11 o’clock and find today’s chapter under the section called “Elevenses”.

 

 


Getting Your Heart Rate Going

Mrs Gilbey and I are going to continue working out with Joe at 9am.

Every time I think I’m getting the hang of it, Joe takes the difficulty level up!

Also, don’t forget you also have the BBC Super Movers (Google search BBC Super Movers KS2 to see what’s available). They are always good fun.

 

Today’s Special Activity

We have been in lock down for nearly a week… I dread to think what some of your bedrooms are like.

Therefore today I would like to challenge you to tidy your room and get it to its very best.

Remember an organised room is an organised mind!

I appreciate some of your rooms might already be lovely, if so, everyone has a junk area (whether this be a draw or the bottom of your wardrobe or a play area) so attack that.