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Welcome to the University of Warwick!

 

Hello, my name is Mr Gilbey, and it is on this page that I will detail the work that Year 6 will complete whilst the school building is closed due to the Coronavirus.

 

So, pop back from 8.30am everyday to see that day's challenge.

 

Any questions about anything on this page, please do not hesitate to contact me through Class Dojo or Moorcroft Wood’s Facebook page.

 

Should you not be connected to the Year 6 class on Class Dojo, please contact Mr Gilbey via Moorcroft Wood's Facebook page with an email address.

 

Also, anything you are particularly proud of, please send a photograph through these channels so I can share it with the whole class.

 

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.

Will any of you be brave enough to send me a “before” and an “after” photo so I can see the improvement? Major Dojo points for those that are.

 

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?

 

Thursday 26th March 2020

 

Good morning Year 6, please see below today's tasks.

As before, please send me some photos of you attempting any of the tasks so I can see your amazing efforts and share on the Class Dojo and the school’s Facebook page!

 

Also a big thank you to all the adults that are supporting the pupils with both the daily tasks, keeping them entertained and sending in these photos!

 

Daily Riddle

Let’s see how everyone gets on with today’s Maths based riddle…

I am an odd number. Take away a letter and I become even.

What number am I?

Special shout out for the first person to send me the correct answer over Class Dojo or the Moorcroft Facebook page.

RC1 won yesterday. Can he make it two days in a row?

 

 

PE with Joe.

Mrs Gilbey and I are continuing to enjoy our morning workout with Joe, a fantastic way to start the day. If you are as well, let’s continue.

The time is 9am, the place is on YouTube. Search for "PE with Joe". And you will find it

Equally, if Joe isn’t your thing (or if you want a bit of afternoon exercise) why not do a couple of the BBC Super Movers (Google search BBC Super Movers KS2 to see what’s available).

Either way, get your heart rate up, I promise you will feel better for it!

 

English

1.Film review

Have you watched a film this week? Have you seen a film recently that had a big impact on you?

Well today I would like you to write a film review about it.

Similar to the book reviews you do in class, think about including who starred in it, the director, the genre of film it is (comedy/drama), a brief explanation on what it was about, did you enjoy it, your favourite part of the film, would you recommend it to a friend?

Please remember your audience for these film reviews and ensure the film is no higher than a 12A certificate.

We can then share with the class over Class Dojo and see if anyone else agrees with your opinion, or if the review is enough to tempt someone into watching it.

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 if you enjoyed Grubby Gertrude today go to www.worldofdavidwalliams.com for 11 o’clock and find today’s chapter under the section called “Elevenses”.

 

Maths

Workout Year 6 book. Page 7 and 8. 

Subtracting

Today we will look at the opposite of addition… subtraction.

If only for another chance to use some of my favourite chants…

Layout Layout Layout

If it’s bigger on the floor…

Missing number in the middle do a subtraction to solve the riddle, missing number at the beginning do the inverse and you are winning.

Remember these and we will be OK!

Like yesterday, I strongly recommend you get some paper and calculate each question like you would in class, using column subtraction.

 


 

Word Play

I thought we would try something new today.

I am going to give you a word, and you need to see how many words you can make out of it.

Today’s word is something to do with our Geography topic of mountains.

The word is EVEREST.

No rush, take your time, to see how many words you can make from it.

TOP TIP… it might help if you rewrite the letters in different orders several times. Each time it might help you see different words.

When you have your total number of words, send it through on Class Dojo or Facebook and we can see who scores the highest.

 

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?
  • Did you enjoy the art topic yesterday? If so, try another picture.

Wednesday 25th March 2020

 

Good morning Year 6. Please see today's tasks that include a physical workout, our daily Maths activities, a couple of reading comprehensions, an opportunity to have one of our favourite author’s read one of his book’s to us and a new daily riddle!

 

As before, please send me some photos of you attempting any of today's tasks so I can see your amazing achievements and share on the school’s Facebook page!

 

Daily Riddle

Here is something for your household to think about.

Special shout out for the first one person to send me the correct answer (or a picture of the answer) over Class Dojo or the Moorcroft Facebook page…

What is full of holes but still holds water?

 

 

PE

  1. P.E. with Joe.

Did you get to have a go at this yesterday? I hope you enjoyed it as much as Mrs Gilbey and I did. If so, let’s do it again today! Same time, same place!

The time is 9am, the place is on YouTube. Search for "PE with Joe". And you will find it

Should you miss the 9am start, feel free to attempt it later in the day.

Equally, if yesterday’s workout was not your thing, why not do a couple of the BBC Super Movers (Google search BBC Super Movers KS2 to see what’s available).

Either way, get your heart rate up, I promise you will feel better for it!

 

Maths

1. Maths Workout Year 6 book. Page 5 and 6. 

Adding

Today we will look at one of the four operations… adding! Which you are all amazing at.

Some tips…

Hopefully when I talk about top tips for adding or subtracting you are all shouting… go on then….Yep you got it…

Layout layout layout!

Get the numbers in the right place and you won’t have any issues.

Even though there is no space for your workings in the book, I would strongly recommend you get some paper and calculate each question like you would in class, using column addition.

Some questions on these pages are asking you to complete a table where you need to add the number along the top to the number down the side. Each table has one completed sum so if you are in doubt, check the examples and it should make clear what is needed.

 

2.Mathletics

Please log onto Mathletics and spend some time on your favourite area of Maths.

Your log in was included in your Home Learning packs and after today I will be able to see what you’ve done and allocate future exercises dependent on that.

 

 

 

English

1.Being read to by a world famous author

With schools closed up and down the country, David Walliams is reading parts of his books online every day at 11.00am. And who doesn’t love some David Walliams!

Please go to www.worldofdavidwalliams.com for 11 o’clock and find the section called

“Elevenses”. Sit down, relax, and listen to the man himself read some of his most famous books.

 

And then give someone else that joy, by reading aloud to them.

Be it one of your books, a magazine, anything with words, read to a grown up, a younger brother or sister, even your pet. Shout out for most imaginative place to read - Phoebe won yesterday! Good work PP.

 

2.English Comprehension Book One

Please complete…

Text 2 – Holes (page 4 and 5) AND Text 3 - Born on a Blue Day (page 6 and 7)

As per the traditional process in class and on Monday, please use the first 5 minutes to read the text. Only after this time, read and attempt the questions.

Do you remember our basic rules for Comprehension? Can you explain them to an adult? 

 

 


 

Art

Today’s the day Mr Gilbey gets his own back.

Throughout this year, the class have taken the mickey out of my sketching… well now it’s your turn.

Grab a pencil and some paper and draw anything you would like. Be it the tree out of the window, a car found in a magazine or a drawing of your dog / cat / rabbit / snake.

Leave it in pencil or add some colour, let your imagination go!

I look forward to seeing some attempts via Class Dojo if possible.

 

 

On-going projects for completing at some point over school closure

Geography

Please continue to research mountain ranges, and specifically Mount Everest for creating a fact file.

We discussed in class we would like to include information surrounding…

  • Mountain ranges of the world and what countries they are in.
  • How mountains are formed (movement in the planet’s plates).
  • Facts about Mount Everest itself like how high it is, the climate, what wildlife survive there and who was the first person to scale it and the number of fatalities in attempting to.
  • Should you wish to complete a model in line with traditional half term projects, I would love to see some.

 

Other Work Suggestions

  • Write a short diary of your time out of school.
  • Can you beat your top score on Times Table Rock Stars today?
  • Can you do another good deed?
  • Plan and write a fictional story based on anything you like. Don’t forget to use the planning document including in your Home Learning packs so your writing has structure.

Tuesday 24th March 2020

 

Good morning Year 6. Please see below today's tasks including a workout, some fiction writing, daily Maths and a good deed! Please send me some photos of you attempting any of today's tasks so I can see you all having a go and keeping busy!

 

PE

  1. P.E. with Joe.

Over one million school children are joining Joe Wicks online at 9am every day for a fitness workout.

This can be found on YouTube if you search "PE with Joe".

Please try and log in for 9am and join children up and down the country staying fit with Joe.

Should you miss the 9am class start, feel free to attempt Monday's workout with Joe.

Would love to see some of you attempting it with photos sent to Class Dojo if possible.

Happy sweating!

 

English

1. Fiction writing from a picture prompt.

Today I have the attached an image of my friend Lawrence (picture file called Lawrence writing prompt Tues 24th March found below).

What has happened for my friend in be lying on the floor?

Is his gasp of joy, or fear?

If it is fear, what has he seen?

I look forward to more of your amazing creative ideas and language.

Don't forget...

I only want adjectives in doubles please (no to the "green grass", yes to the "green, jagged grass" for example).

Can you up level your sentences with relative clauses (Lawrence, who had no idea how long he had been there, looked up and saw the most frightening sight he had even seen...).

Don't worry about the length of your writing... if you get on a roll, it might be a full page of story writing, or it could be four really strong sentences!

 

2. Reading

Please find another 15 to 30 minutes today to read more of your book. A big shout out to the most creative place for you to read your book with photos sent to Class Dojo.

 

 

Maths

1. Maths Workout Year 6 book. Page 3 and 4. 

Place Value and Ordering.

We are continuing with some basics until tomorrow when we move onto column addition/subtraction.

Some tips to help you think on the right lines for today's pages…

Feel free to write h (hundreds), t (tens) o (ones) above the number like in Question 4 if it helps.

Ascending means the numbers must get bigger. Descending means getting smaller.

Given the number 4,352 and asked to write the value of the 5 as a digit, it is in the tens column so the answer would be 50.

Remember the difference between thousands and thousandths (thousandths to the right of the decimal place).

Be careful on Page 4 question 5, the numbers are quite similar, but they are different, take your time, make sure you read the numbers correctly to see if they are getting bigger or smaller.

 

2.Times Table Fluency

Please log onto Times Table Rock Stars and spend some time practising your time tables again today.

Whats your highest score? Send it through to Class Dojo (or the Facebook Page) and I will track it and we can see who can improve their score the most over the coming weeks! 
 

Doing a Good Deed

1. We might be on lock down and restricted to stay at home, but that doesn't mean you can't do a good deed for someone in your house.

Ask the question of an adult. What could you do for them today? Tidy your room? Help prepare lunch? Run the hoover over the lounge?

For the sake of 20 minutes you can put a smile on someones face... Go and make someone happy!

 

 

 

On-going projects for completing at some point over school closure

Geography

Please continue to research mountain ranges, and specifically Mount Everest for creating a fact file.

We discussed in class we would like to include information surrounding…

  • Mountain ranges of the world and what countries they are in.
  • How mountains are formed (movement in the planet’s plates).
  • Facts about Mount Everest itself like how high it is, the climate, what wildlife survive there and who was the first person to scale it and the number of fatalities in attempting to.
  • Should you wish to complete a model in line with traditional half term projects, I would love to see some.

 

Other Work Suggestions

  • A diary of your time out of school.
  • A piece of art on anything from the view out of your window to your favourite car.

Writing image

Writing image 1

 

Monday 23rd March 2020

Good morning Year 6. Please see below the daily tasks for today, with details of the on-going projects available for you to work through at your own pace.

 

Maths

1. Maths Workout Year 6 book. Page 1 and 2.

We are going to start with some basics… being able to write numbers in words, and basic addition and subtraction.

Some tips to help you think on the right lines…

Please take your time on the spelling of key words like “hundred” and “thousand”.

Don’t be afraid to sketch a quick number line when adding or subtracting through zero.

Remember ALWAYS count zero on the way through.

For example, -2 + 4 = 2.

 

2.Times Table Fluency

We have discussed the need to be fluent on all times tables up to 12 x 12. Therefore please work on your personal times table weakness (ie seven or nine times table). This can be done through Times Table Rock Stars if internet and device allows (log in details within your reading diary or the home learning envelope). Or someone can pick two numbers between 0 and 12, and you then calculate the answer. For example, 4 and 3 would be 4 x 3 = 12. How quick can you get?

 

English

1. English Comprehension Book One.

Text 1 - An Interview with Nixie Labs

As per the traditional process in class, please use the first 5 minutes to only read the text. Only after this time, read and attempt the questions.

Remember our basic rules for Comprehension…

  • Read read read again.
  • Underline key information.
  • Take your time with the questions, be sure to answer what is actually asked.
  • Remember to quote parts of the text to support your answers.

 

Reading

Please find 15 to 30 minutes today to read a book. Can you explain what has happened in the book so far to someone? What do you think might happen next? What have you, or have you not, enjoyed so far? Would you recommend this book to a friend?

 

PE

  1. BBC Super Movers.

Time to get a sweat on, and practise your seven times table at the same time with the Man City mascot Moonbeam…

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks2-maths-the-7-times-table-with-moonbeam/zjp8y9q

 

 

On-going projects for completing at some point over school closure

Geography

Please continue to research mountain ranges, and specifically Mount Everest for creating a fact file.

We discussed in class we would like to include information surrounding…

  • Mountain ranges of the world and what countries they are in.
  • How mountains are formed (movement in the planet’s plates).
  • Facts about Mount Everest itself like how high it is, the climate, what wildlife survive there and who was the first person to scale it and the number of fatalities in attempting to.
  • Should you wish to complete a model in line with traditional half term projects, I would love to see some.

 

Other Work Suggestions

  • A diary of your time out of school.
  • A fictional story using the planning frame discussed last week.
  • A piece of art on anything from the view out of your window to your favourite car.

Year 6 had the most amazing day living as Vikings with the wonderful Timezone team. From organising a village where all could thrive in harmony, to making authentic jewellery and clothing, to reading and writing Viking runes, to becoming a Viking army ready to attack .

Final thanks to those adults who were able to join the morning session and got the chance to see what the children get to experience when Timezone come to town!

Angles

Angles 1
Angles 2
Angles 3

History - Vikings Display

WBA FC Trip

The purpose of all the fun was to explore identity and diversity, using our teamwork skills to think about how we can work together to celebrate both our similarities and our differences.

Anglo Saxon Court

Anglo Saxon Court 1
Anglo Saxon Court 2
Anglo Saxon Court 3
Anglo Saxon Court 4

Year 5 are having a fantastic morning in an Anglo Saxon Court!

Some of these guys have been up to mischief... what will their punishments be?

Debating

Debating 1
Debating 2
Debating 3
Debating 4

Year 5 are exploring the way our country is run by practicing their debating skills.

Fractions

Fractions 1
Fractions 2
Fractions 3

We used cups of water when investigating fractions. They were able to compare and order the fractions!

Michelangelo

Michelangelo 1
Michelangelo 2
Michelangelo 3

Michelangelo inspired artwork in enrichment.

Origami

Origami 1
Origami 2
Origami 3
Origami 4

Year 3 practice some more origami in enrichment, making some wonderful paper hats!

Timezone - Stone Age

Timezone - Stone Age 1
Timezone - Stone Age 2
Timezone - Stone Age 3
Timezone - Stone Age 4

Year 3 had the privilege of Timezones, who took them on a journey back to the Stone Age and Iron Age.

Indian Party

Indian Party 1
Indian Party 2
Indian Party 3

Year 3 hosted their Indian party. Year 2 joined in the fun, involving tasting Indian cuisine, bhangra dancing and henna designs.

Mathletics

Mathletics 1 Congratulations to our gold certificate winners!

Indian food tasting

Indian food tasting 1
Indian food tasting 2
Indian food tasting 3
Indian food tasting 4

Year 3 have kick started their new topic of India with an Indian food tasting session!

Outdoor Science

Outdoor Science 1
Outdoor Science 2
Outdoor Science 3

Making the most of the sunshine by taking our Science lesson to the woods!

Volcano

Volcano 1
Volcano 2

We have been learning about volcanoes. We made our own eruption and

then created some great volcano artwork.

Rocks

Rocks 1
Rocks 2
Rocks 3
Rocks 4

Year 3 are enjoying learning about rocks and what makes them different.

This week we tested different rocks' durability and density.

Boiling and Scrambling Eggs

Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year 1
Chinese New Year 2
Chinese New Year 3

Happy Chinese New Year from Year 3! They look the part with their fabulous masks!

Castle Designs

Castle Designs 1
Castle Designs 2
Castle Designs 3
Castle Designs 4

Year 3 really got their imagination working when designing their castles

with which their fairy tail will be set in.

Reflective Materials

Reflective Materials 1
Reflective Materials 2
Reflective Materials 3

Year 3 have been investigating reflective materials in science.

GADarlaston

Children in Need

Children in Need 1
Children in Need 2

Making Pudsey biscuits for Children in Need. They were very yummy!

Stonehenge Boy Assembly

Stonehenge Boy Assembly 1

Year 3's class assembly of Stonehenge Boy. They were absolute stars!

3D Shapes

3D Shapes 1
3D Shapes 2
3D Shapes 3

Year 3 had lots of fun exploring 3D shapes this week. They made their own shape shops and then Year 2 proved to be super customers!

Life as a Crisp

Life as a Crisp 1

Stonehenge Trip

Stonehenge Models

Stonehenge Models 1
Stonehenge Models 2
Stonehenge Models 3
Stonehenge Models 4

These are some of the fantastic Stonehenge models that have been made by Year 3!

Google Expeditions at Moorcroft Wood Primary School

On Friday 14th October 2016 - we were lucky enough to have Google Expeditions come in to pay KS2 a visit. Google Expeditions is a virtual reality tool that lets you immersive in virtual trips all over the world - through collections of 360° and 3D images.

Stone Age Actors

Stone Age Actors 1
Stone Age Actors 2
Stone Age Actors 3
Stone Age Actors 4

Year 3 proved to be fantastic actors, putting themselves in Stone Age Boy's shoes!

Stone Age

We have kicked off our Stone Age topic by making our own cave paintings!

We used oil pastels and a spray gun to create this super effect.

Measurements

Measurements 1
Measurements 2

Year 3 have been practicing their measuring skills by making George's Marvellous Medicine.

Chester Zoo

Headteacher's Award's

Phoebe P. - For being persistent and never giving up.

Headteacher's Awards

Imarni R.M. – For putting in so much effort to improve.

Headteacher's Awards

Logan H. - Always trying his best and practicing his spellings

at home.

Headteacher's Awards

Anisa k. - For improving her presentation in all subjects.

Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year 1 A fantastic display about Chinese New Year!
Chinese New Year 2 All about the Year of the Monkey.
Chinese New Year 3 How to make a Chinese paper lantern.
Chinese New Year 4 How to make a Chinese paper lantern.

Headteacher's Awards

Riley C - For trying hard to improve his creative writing.

World Book Day

World Book Day 1

The Year 2 class photo for World Book Day.

Willows Nursing Home

Willows Nursing Home 1

Year 1 and 2 sang beautifully to the residents of the Willows Nursing Home.

Firework Poetry

Firework Poetry 1

To read our Firework poems and see more English work, Click HERE

2D Shapes

2D Shapes 1

To see more Math work and information, click HERE

Maths Subtraction

Maths Subtraction 1

Headteacher's Awards

Ruby H. - Always volunteering and being super helpful.

 

Mathematician

Imarni-Reece M.

 

Writer

Anisa K.K

Headteacher's Awards

Preston S. - For putting in 100% effort in lessons so far.

 

Mathematician

Kaine P.

 

Writer

Jamie-Lee G.


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