Parents and pupils, you can now upload any tasks set for you by your teachers using this email. Your teachers will comment on the great efforts you are making! Keep working hard everyone, we miss you very much, stay safe.
EDUCATION CITY log ins have changed, email and ask if you need your new log in details (6th May 2020)
Latest update: WB: 1st June 2020
Hello everyone, I hope you are all well and had a lovely half term in the wonderful sunshine I know lots of you are working hard and sending me in all what you are doing! Well done especially to Maisie, Sinead, Bo, Ella, Joshua, Zack, Trinita, Aliyah, Alfie and Amelia - you are all working really hard on the home challenges and on education city I hope you are all staying safe and enjoying quality time with your families. Keep going with all of your work in edcity, mymaths, reading quizzes and TT rockstars. If you need your new edcity log in, email and ask!
Below are new challenges for this week, keep checking back for more and also check our twitter pages for more ideas to do at home. Remember if you want to show me any of your work email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Miss Rogers xx
Writing Challenge 7
After many months of tinkering with your electronic devices, surely you are experts now? This week’s writing challenge will test your know how and your patience! You are tasked with explaining a device or a modern invention to someone from the past, or maybe even your Grandparents! Detail is going to be key here in a language that your audience will understand.
Use the template below to think about the layout and what to include in your writing. Take your time with this challenge and remember our writing process; pre-write (notes) > draft > revise > edit > publish.
Have a go and submit your explanation text to email@example.com. Make sure you include your teacher's name in the subject bar.
R.E – Other faiths – Islam
As Muslims have just finished Ramadan, where they fast during daylight hours and pray during the whole month (23rd April – 23rd May) ending with their celebration festival of Eid, we can learn about their faith.
Task 1 – Look
Watch the presentation above about the Five Pillars of Islam. Create a poster explaining them to children who know nothing about them, do some extra research online and write in your own words.
Task 2 - Discover
Research the work of the charitable foundation above. Write about the work they do and why charity is important for Muslims.
Task 3 – Respect
Why do Muslims care for creation?
What do you think is meant by the interdependence of life on Earth?
Why do you think Muslims feel honoured to care for the Earth?
FREE READING BOOKS!
I have registered our school to have FREE access to hundreds of reading books from 'Engage Literacy'until 31st July. These books are for emerging, reluctant readers and the great news is you can take a quiz on Accelerated Reader after each book you read.
Simply click on www.online.raintree.co.uk
And use the following login information:
Happy reading! Mrs Hurst x
Writing challenge 6 – Covid Time Capsule
Hello everyone, this week’s writing challenge has a living history/ P.S.H.E focus.
We are all making the best of a very difficult situation at the moment under lockdown but we can try to remember that this period of time is actually living history and we are all part of it, so we should try to record it in some way.
Your work could be looked at by other children, who will study this period in history, during the next 100 years. Isn’t that an exciting thought!
So the writing challenge is:
Write a letter to your future self about life during lockdown, try to include factual, historically accurate information about what has happened during this pandemic. But more importantly, try to put a big emphasis on writing about any positives or fun, family activities that you have done that are different or unusual to what you would have done before. What have you enjoyed doing that has surprised you? What have you discovered about yourself and your resilience?
Also attached is a Covid Time capsule pack, that you can print fill in and keep for you and your family to look back on in years to come. Maybe if you don’t have a printer, you could still copy the activities onto paper. Keep these safe and one day they will be a reminder of this time for you and your family.
Looking forward to reading all about your activities.
WB: 18th Maths 2020
Maths Challenge -End of COVID street party
This week’s maths challenge links to the COVID times capsule. You need to plan your very own celebration street party.
- What would you need to buy? (food, drinks, balloons, banners, party accessories)
- Which suppliers have the best price? Cheapest?
- How much would it cost for the street party in total?
- What would it cost neighbours individually?
Send in your examples to show your teachers - firstname.lastname@example.org
DT Challenge 2
Hopefully you will have completed the first St Cecilia’s DT Challenge and designed and created your very own board game! There have been some amazing examples, you should check them out on our Twitter page!
Now the design process hasn’t finished just yet…
research -> design -> make -> evaluate
The final stage is to evaluate! Below are some help sheets for evaluating your products. You should think carefully about who the product was designed for, maybe your family members or a younger audience, as this will help you to evaluate. You could even do a questionnaire to gather responses to questions about your board game.
So, we have been at home for several weeks now, staying safe. You will have played many games but the fifth game of Monopoly, that will never finish, seems like a boring prospect.
Therefore, this week’s challenge is to research, design and make your own board game!
You will need to follow the research -> design -> make processes.
Firstly, it may be helpful to gather some useful bits and bobs from around your house, such as;
Decorative items, i.e. pom poms, glitter, stickers
Then you will need to research other board games to gather together ideas of what you like and what you don’t like. Think carefully about features that you will want to include in your game. You won’t be able to make a good game by heading straight to the design stage.
Then start planning your board game. Use the templates provided below to help you out.
Once you have a firm idea of what you want to achieve, then start making. It will probably take you a day or two to accomplish the first two stages. Then another day at least to make. Be critical and change your design as you go. That’s fine. Most importantly have fun.
Finally, test out your game with other members of your house. Email your photos of your final product to email@example.com
We look forward to your creations!
Time to test your knowledge as it's Friday we have a new Kahoot ready for you, this time it is the Magical Maths Quiz!
Well done to everyone who completed the Amazing Art Quiz!
Special mention to Ella, Maisie and Bo, who were the top scoring in Year 6 for the Amazing Art Quiz
Click below for the latest quiz link, you can also see the podium of the other quiz.
Writing Challenge 5
This week's writing challenge will require a little bit research in order to produce a biography of the artist studied in your year group. The year 6 artist is Claude Monet.
My suggestion is that you go online and do some research to find out key information about the artist. Wikipedia is a good starting point for this but be aware that wikipedia isn't always 100% accurate. Try the following website for information and examples - https://www.ducksters.com/history/art/.
I have included a list of features of a biography so consult this while writing but also while researching so that you are noting down the key events and information in the artist's life. Don't just copy and paste from websites because your work won't make sense. Make notes and then use your wonderful writing talent to turn the notes into a fabulous biography. Also included is an example of a biography on Roald Dahl so that you have an idea of what a finished biography should look like.
Take your time with this challenge and remember our writing process; pre-write (notes) > draft > revise > edit > publish.
Have a go and submit your biography to firstname.lastname@example.org. Make sure you include your teacher's name in the subject bar.
Good luck and have fun!
Looking After Yourself
During the lockdown, you will be feeling upset, fed up, worried, tired and a whole range of emotions. It is important to continue to look after yourself, like you do in school, by using Relax resources and techniques. Visit the Mental Health Hub page by clicking the link below for more information from Miss Quigley and Miss Coleman.
This Friday, 8th May, is the 75th anniversary of VE (Victory in Europe) Day. This marks the day when World War 2 fighting in Europe came to an end. It was a day of great celebration in Britain, towards the end of the Second World War. The challenges this week are all themed around VE day – there are lots of different challenges for you to have a go at.
Friday 8th May is a Bank Holiday. Usually, the May Bank Holiday in on the first Monday in May. This year, it has been moved to Friday 8th May to mark this important day in British History. Lots of the celebrations that were due to happen have been postponed until later in the year – but there are still ways that we can celebrate VE at home, some of which are with your challenges below.
Everyone is encouraged to join in with “The Nation’s Toast” to the heroes of World War Two at 3pm on Friday 8th. Tweet your pictures to school, using #VEday75 .
The Royal British Legion are also asking for 2 minutes silence at 11amto remember and reflect upon the sacrifices made by many.
Find out more about VE Day using the links below
Put yourself in the shoes of a child in VE day and have a go at writing a diary entry, explaining the celebrations that took place. Was there a street party outside your house? Did you listen to King George and Winston Churchill on the wireless? Perhaps your Mum danced to a Dame Vera Lynn song? Use the BBC video above to help to give you ideas. We can’t wait to see your diary entry!
Code Breaking was essential to victory in World War Two. Code Breaking is also known as Cryptography. Have a go at finding out some facts about the second world war using cryptography on the worksheets below.
Can you identify the countries involved in the Second World War and colour them to show whether they were Allies (fighting with Britain) or Axes (fighting with Nazi Germany)?
Bletchley Park is where lots of cryptography took place and was crucial to find out information about German attacks and to the Allied Forces’ victory. Bletchley Park Museum is encouraging families to design and make bunting – using whatever paper and material you have. They want you to use red, white and blue to create the bunting and decorate your house – then tweet it to them using #BuntingForBletchley Don’t forget to tweet school too!
Celebrate VE day with a tea party, like they had in 1945. You could design (and even make and eat) a 1940’s party menu. Triangle sandwiches anyone? Don’t forget to send us your pictures.
Many children were moved from busy cities to live with adults in the countryside. They left their homes and their parents behind so that they would be more protected from the German bombs. What would an evacuee’s suitcase look like? What would they take with them? How is it different to what we would take in our suitcases today?
Writing Challenge 3
This week's writing challenge will require you to tap into your poetic minds and come up with some stanzas of poetry about someone you regard as a superhero.
Tuesday 28th of April is World Superhero Day and it gives us the opportunity to celebrate the people in our lives who we think are superheroes. This isn't time to heap praise on sports stars, pop stars or movie stars; we want your poem to be about someone you know or, at least about someone who isn't famous. You could choose a member of your family, a teacher, a doctor, a nurse, a lollipop man, a fireman or anyone who you think is a role model. As actor Ben Affleck says, "A hero can be anyone even a person doing something as simple and reassuring as putting a coat around a little boy’s shoulder to let him know that everything is going to be ok."
Your poem could be a few simple stanzas, it could be an acrostic or a shape poem, it could be a haiku or a limerick; it's up to you. Try to incorporate some of the following:- alliteration, figurative language, similes, metaphors or personification. Try to make it rhyme but don't worry if it doesn't rhyme, not all poems do.
Have a look at this as an example of an opening stanza...
Pretty as a picture,
Bubbly as an aero,
My dear mum is really cool,
She is a superhero.
Have a go and submit your poem to email@example.com. Make sure you include your teacher's name in the subject bar.
Good luck and have fun!
In the 1950’s and 1960’s there was an increase in interest in music, fashion and art. Pop Art began in the late 1950’s using everyday subjects. At the time Pop Art was born, advertising had become an art form.
Pop Art took it one step further and improved the artistic elements to become ideas which appeared over and over again.
Some of the greatest champions of this movement were: Roy Lichtenstein (large comic strips) - Andy Warhol (soup tins, dollar bills and celebrities of the time)
Updated! Human body quiz and further challenges coming.
Go to the science page below to see more examples and videos.
Email your responses to firstname.lastname@example.org or Tweet them. Good luck!
RELAX KIDS CALM PACK
Please click on class 3-1 link below for Relax Kids activities:
Well done to those of you who are completing your work. Massive well done to Josh, Ava, Aliyah,Sinead, Maisie, Ella and Alistair who have completed lots of work recently - Keep working hard!
Remember you can continue to quiz on your books, which I know you will be reading!! Keep checking back on our school twitter for new tasks daily and tweet us your work!
Well done to Kaitlin who has been answering lots of our tweets. Sinead, Joshua, Luhishan and Ella for logging onto Reading Plus - well done!
I hope you all have a lovely Easter break with your families and check back here after Easter to see your new challenges
Stay safe and stay at home
Welcome to year 6.
During school closures, it is important that you spend your time making memories and having fun with your family! Please try to continue with your hard work and education by completing the work we have provided for you in your packs. One idea would be to spend an hour each morning on both English and Maths, like we do in school. Don't forget all of the subscriptions available to you and of course don't stop reading!
It’s important to spend time with family during these uncertain times, you might like to try completing project ideas together. Keep positive and look after each other!
Keep checking back to see new updates!
Mr McCann & Miss Rogers
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