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Thursday, 16th July 2020

 

Good morning, Class 6!

 

I hope that you are all well. I was so impressed with all of the wonderful work that you completed at home so far this week. I hope that you are looking forward to another exciting day of home learning.

 

This week is COMPUTING WEEK. I hope that you enjoy the activities!

 

FIRST TASK OF THE DAY

 

Go to the Homepage of the website (www.walfordprimaryschool.co.uk), look at the Twitter feed and read 'all tweets'.  Alternatively, ask your parents to help you by getting them to access school Twitter feed (@WalfordSchool).

 

If you find something that makes you smile, remember to 'like' it by pressing the heart button.

 

Remember our E-safety rules… you do not need an account of your own.

 

Wake Up, Shake Up

 

If you fancy something different: for some excellent dance, mindfulness, yoga and all sorts of activities, visit Go Noodle… https://www.gonoodle.com

 

Don’t forget to follow this link to the BBC Supermovers website throughout the day where you can practise your English and Maths skills whilst keeping fit: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks2-collection/zr4ky9q

 

Send me any videos or pictures of you joining in!

 

 

English

 

E-Safety Board Game

Using the attached template, create your own E-Safety board game.

 

Safe / Unsafe Cards

As players move around the board, they might land on a 'Safe' or an 'Unsafe' square. At this point, they should pick up the relevant card and read the information on the back, following the instructions given.

 

When making your game, add appropriate information to the back of each card.

 

For 'Safe' cards, your might write "You asked an adult before using the Internet. Move forward two spaces" or "You use a safe search engine for children to find information online. Go forward three spaces".

 

For 'Unsafe' cards, you might write "You were unkind to a friend online. Go back three spaces" or "You gave away some personal information in an online form. Go back four spaces".

 

 

You might wish to add extra rules, such as 'If you roll a 6, you get an extra turn' or 'If your counter lands on the same space as another player, go back three spaces'.

 

 

Have fun playing your game with your family! Who will reach the centre of the board first?

 

Remember to send me pictures of you playing your finished games on Showbie or via email.

 

 

Maths

 

Calculating the Mean

 

Averages

 

You hear the word average used a lot in everyday life. You may be ‘average height’ or know the ‘average amount of sweets in a packet is 20.’

 

In Maths, one type of average is called the mean.

 

To find the mean, you add up all the numbers and divide by the amount of numbers.

 

Watch the video and look through the examples before completing the activities.

 

Activity 1

Worksheet 1: Find the mean

Practise working out the mean average on the attached worksheet.

 

Activity 2

Worksheet 2: Find the mean

Practise working out the mean average on the attached worksheet.

 

Remember to send me your completed work on Showbie or via email.

 

 

Creative Afternoon

 

Algorithms, Logic and Debugging: 2D Shape Drawing

 

In this activity, you will follow an algorithm to draw pictures constructed from 2D shapes. The algorithms (instructions) you follow will include errors (mistakes) and you will use logical reasoning to detect and correct these.

 

1) Look at the algorithm on the left of the 2D Shape Drawing worksheet. This algorithm is made up of a sequence of instructions to create a picture of a house. On the right is how you would like the house to look. However, you suspect there might be some mistakes in the algorithm. Your task is to use logical reasoning to work through this algorithm to detect and correct any errors – to debug it.

 

2) To help detect and correct any errors, draw out each step of the algorithm. Read each step of the algorithm and draw it on a separate piece of paper.

 

3) Read the algorithm from the 2D shape Drawing Worksheet and follow the steps.

 

4) After drawing each step, check that what you have drawn from the algorithm matches the picture. If it does then move on to the next step; if it does not then debug the algorithm.

 

More ideas to try:

 

1) Can you create a simple drawing made from 2D shapes and then write the algorithm for this drawing? Purposefully include three mistakes in your algorithm for a member of your family to debug.

 

Remember to send me your completed work on Showbie or via email.

 

 

Rewarding Reading

 

Throughout the day, make sure that you take some time out to enjoy a book!

 

 

BBC Bitesize Daily Book Club Reading Lessons

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zf8djhv?dm_t=0,0,0,0,0

 

BBC Bitesize have collated all of their Book Club Reading lessons into one place to make it easier for you to find them. There is a great selection of books for Year 1-6 accompanied by a range of activities.

 

Anthony Horowitz Read Along Videos: https://bit.ly/Walker_Books

 

Follow the link above to hear the author himself, Anthony Horowitz, read the chapters of Stormbreaker, the first Alex Rider novel! 

This read along series of videos last about 15-20 minutes each and really bring the written word and storytelling to life for young people.

 

First News

First News are creating free access to their products for a limited period of time during school closures… https://subscribe.firstnews.co.uk/free-downloadable-issue/

 

You could use the MyOn website, Read Theory or choose a book that you have at home.

 

Audible and Amazon are now offering free books to download.

 

David Walliams is giving away a free audiobook at 11am every weekday… https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

 

Sit down, relax and enjoy some DEAR time!

 

Health and Wellbeing

 

Take some time to visit the Health and Wellbeing section of the website https://www.walfordprimaryschool.co.uk/well-being/ where you will find a selection of stories to support children’s understanding as well as lots of wellbeing and mindfulness activities.

 

Please remember to upload/send your work to Showbie or alternatively, you can email me.

 

I look forward to seeing what you produce!

 

Best wishes

 

Mrs Nicholls

Wednesday, 15th July 2020

 

Good morning, Class 6!

 

I hope that you are all well. I was so impressed with all of the wonderful work that you completed at home yesterday. I hope that you are looking forward to another exciting day of home learning.

 

This week is COMPUTING WEEK. I hope that you enjoy the activities!

 

FIRST TASK OF THE DAY

 

Go to the Homepage of the website (www.walfordprimaryschool.co.uk), look at the Twitter feed and read 'all tweets'.  Alternatively, ask your parents to help you by getting them to access school Twitter feed (@WalfordSchool).

 

If you find something that makes you smile, remember to 'like' it by pressing the heart button.

 

Remember our E-safety rules… you do not need an account of your own.

 

Wake Up, Shake Up

 

Visit Joe Wicks’ YouTube channel from 9am for a daily PE lesson to get you moving, and feeling energised… https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

 

If you fancy something different: for some excellent dance, mindfulness, yoga and all sorts of activities, visit Go Noodle… https://www.gonoodle.com

 

Don’t forget to follow this link to the BBC Supermovers website throughout the day where you can practise your English and Maths skills whilst keeping fit: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks2-collection/zr4ky9q

 

Send me any videos or pictures of you joining in!

 

Get Ready…

Your FINAL Herefordshire Virtual Games Challenge is here!

 

ROUNDERS

 

 

Using a rolling pin (or similar) see how many times you can hit up a ball or a pair of socks in 30 seconds.

  

Your number of hit ups is your score.

 

Watch  https://twitter.com/stride_active/status/1280041289992548353

 for a demonstration.

 

Send me your score before the end of today (Wednesday, 15th July)!

 

If you wish, send a video too!

 

There is an added twist this time – there are extra points for each person who takes part, including teachers and parents.  Let’s see how many people we can get involved.

 

Come on, Class 6, let’s see how many entries we can get!

Who is going to be the first to send me their video and score?

 

 

English

 

Internet Safety Rules

 

Amazing Fact

When 400 scientists, engineers, and academics were asked what was the greatest invention ever, there were three popular answers – the wheel, the printing press and the World Wide Web (the Internet). The overall winner was the World Wide Web.

 

We have to make sure we stay safe and sensible when we are online.

 

Use the attached sheet to write down five rules for staying safe online.

 

 Use these rules to create a poster to encourage people to stay safe when using the Internet.

 

Remember to send me your finished posters via Showbie or email.

 

 

Maths

 

Read and Interpret Pie Charts

 

pie chart is used to show how something is divided into parts.

 

Each slice of the pie represents a category. The bigger the slice, the higher the proportion of the data.

 

The aim of today's video tutorial is to explain how to read the data in a pie chart. This includes different scenarios where data has been given, and you'll need to work out what proportion of data this represents.

Throughout the video, there are a number of questions for you to answer, so get ready to pause the video at these points to give yourself enough time to answer!

 

Activity 1

There are three questions to complete on the worksheet, which involve reading and interpreting data on pie charts.

The first two questions allow you to practise the skill of reading data. The third question might be a bit trickier as you'll need to problem solve and explain your answer.

 

Activity 2

Answer the five questions in the interactive game and practise the skills you have learned to read and interpret pie charts.


https://kids.classroomsecrets.co.uk/resource/year-6-read-and-interpret-pie-charts-game/

 

 

Remember to send me your completed work on Showbie or via email.

 

 

Creative Afternoon

 

Decomposition: Hand Jive Sequencing

 

In this activity, you will create hand clapping, hand tutting (see videos attached) or hand jive sequences of movements. You will break the sequence of actions down into parts and in so doing will be decomposing.

 

Basic Tutting moves www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBu3mTyjqho

Simple tutting www.youtube.com/watch?v=axpDFvUz8Eo

Clapping www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXEhm3qVHCc

Hand jive www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5FXpc1nPr0

Clapping patterns explained www.youtube.com/watch?v=6k6J1jdQY_w

 

1) Watch a sequence of hand movements; this could be a hand jive or tutting moves or clapping sequence (see videos for ideas).

 

2) Recreate the sequence without watching it again.

 

3) Can you break the sequence down into parts (decompose it) in order to teach it to someone effectively?

 

4) Use the attached Sequence Design sheet to record your sequence. It might be helpful to record each part, testing it out and debugging (fixing) it.

 

More ideas to try:

 

1) Photograph or record each part of your sequence and create a mini-tutorial.

 

2) Can you spot any repeated moves and how you could use a ‘repeat command’?

 

Remember to send me your completed work on Showbie or via email.

 

Rewarding Reading

 

Throughout the day, make sure that you take some time out to enjoy a book!

 

 

BBC Bitesize Daily Book Club Reading Lessons

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zf8djhv?dm_t=0,0,0,0,0

 

BBC Bitesize have collated all of their Book Club Reading lessons into one place to make it easier for you to find them. There is a great selection of books for Year 1-6 accompanied by a range of activities.

 

Anthony Horowitz Read Along Videos: https://bit.ly/Walker_Books

 

Follow the link above to hear the author himself, Anthony Horowitz, read the chapters of Stormbreaker, the first Alex Rider novel! 

This read along series of videos last about 15-20 minutes each and really bring the written word and storytelling to life for young people.

 

First News

First News are creating free access to their products for a limited period of time during school closures… https://subscribe.firstnews.co.uk/free-downloadable-issue/

 

You could use the MyOn website, Read Theory or choose a book that you have at home.

 

Audible and Amazon are now offering free books to download.

 

David Walliams is giving away a free audiobook at 11am every weekday… https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

 

Sit down, relax and enjoy some DEAR time!

 

Health and Wellbeing

 

Take some time to visit the Health and Wellbeing section of the website https://www.walfordprimaryschool.co.uk/well-being/ where you will find a selection of stories to support children’s understanding as well as lots of wellbeing and mindfulness activities.

 

Please remember to upload/send your work to Showbie or alternatively, you can email me.

 

I look forward to seeing what you produce!

 

Best wishes

 

Mrs Nicholls

Tuesday, 14th July 2020

 

Good morning, Class 6!

 

I hope that you are all well. I was so impressed with all of the wonderful work that you completed at home yesterday. I hope that you are looking forward to another exciting day of home learning.

 

This week is COMPUTING WEEK. I hope that you enjoy the activities!

 

FIRST TASK OF THE DAY

 

Go to the Homepage of the website (www.walfordprimaryschool.co.uk), look at the Twitter feed and read 'all tweets'.  Alternatively, ask your parents to help you by getting them to access school Twitter feed (@WalfordSchool).

 

If you find something that makes you smile, remember to 'like' it by pressing the heart button.

 

Remember our E-safety rules… you do not need an account of your own.

 

Wake Up, Shake Up

 

If you fancy something different: for some excellent dance, mindfulness, yoga and all sorts of activities, visit Go Noodle… https://www.gonoodle.com

 

Don’t forget to follow this link to the BBC Supermovers website throughout the day where you can practise your English and Maths skills whilst keeping fit: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks2-collection/zr4ky9q

 

Send me any videos or pictures of you joining in!

 

Get Ready…

Your FINAL Herefordshire Virtual Games Challenge is here!

 

ROUNDERS

 

 

Using a rolling pin (or similar) see how many times you can hit up a ball or a pair of socks in 30 seconds.

  

Your number of hit ups is your score.

 

Watch  https://twitter.com/stride_active/status/1280041289992548353

 for a demonstration.

 

Send me your score before the end of today (Tuesday, 14th July)!

 

If you wish, send a video too!

 

There is an added twist this time – there are extra points for each person who takes part, including teachers and parents.  Let’s see how many people we can get involved.

 

Come on, Class 6, let’s see how many entries we can get!

Who is going to be the first to send me their video and score?

 

 

English

 

Internet Safety Reading Comprehension

Read the attached information about staying safe online and answer the comprehension questions.

 

Internet Safety Wordsearch

Complete the attached Internet Safety wordsearch. Can you find all of the words?

 

Remember to send me your completed work on Showbie or via email.

 

 

Maths

 

Exploring the properties of circles and the relationship between radius and diameter

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zcfy6g8

 

In this lesson, you will explore the properties of circles.

The radius of a circle is a very important measurement, and you will learn to reason about the link between the radius and diameter.

You will also think about practical solutions to finding out the length around the outside of the circle and learn the vocabulary to describe this.

 

This lesson starts with a pattern-building exercise. Can you predict how the shape will change?

 

Can you use what you know about the radius to solve problems about the diameter of a circle?

 

Activity 1

This activity gives you problems to solve about the relationship between the diameter and the radius of a circle.

In question 3, how could measuring the diameter help you to find the radius?

 

Activity 2

These questions will build your confidence in finding the radius and diameter of circles in different contexts. If you don't have a printer, you can still practise drawing the circles in this activity on any spare paper you have at home.

In question 1, remember to spread the dots around the centre to create your circle!

 

Activity 3

https://static.mymaths.co.uk/xml/player/v2.2.9/build/index.html?contentPath=../../../en/primary/shape/2d_and_3d_shapes/parts_of_a_circle_lesson

This online activity will be very useful if you aren't able to print off the above worksheets - this interactive activity will help you further understand the special properties of circles without needing paper or a compass!

 

Remember to send me your completed work on Showbie or via email.

 

 

Creative Afternoon

 

Algorithms and Decomposition: 3D Building Blocks

 

In this activity, you will create a simple model and then take photos to create instructions (an algorithm) for others to try and recreate your model. By removing one block at a time, you will be decomposing the problem into manageable steps.

 

1) Use ten random building blocks to create a model. You could use Lego, wooden blocks, books, cardboard boxes or anything else suitable that you find around your house (see the attached example sheet).

 

2) Once finished, photograph the completed model.

 

3) Take one brick off your model and re-photograph the model plus the removed brick next to it. Repeat the process until all of the bricks have been removed – each time you should just include the last removed block and clear away the rest.

 

4) Arrange your pictures in the reverse order that you took them in, so that they start with the photo of two blocks and end up with a completed model. Label the pictures in numerical order.

 

5) Give your algorithm to someone else to follow to recreate the model.

 

More ideas to try:

 

1) Try to write the instructions rather than just use photographs.

 

2) Can you break down the task of getting ready for school into smaller parts (having breakfast, having a wash, brushing teeth, getting dressed etc.)?

 

3) Create an algorithm to enable someone to recreate a simple drawing such as a house or smiley face.

 

Remember to send me your completed work on Showbie or via email.

 

Rewarding Reading

 

Throughout the day, make sure that you take some time out to enjoy a book!

 

 

BBC Bitesize Daily Book Club Reading Lessons

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zf8djhv?dm_t=0,0,0,0,0

 

BBC Bitesize have collated all of their Book Club Reading lessons into one place to make it easier for you to find them. There is a great selection of books for Year 1-6 accompanied by a range of activities.

 

Anthony Horowitz Read Along Videos: https://bit.ly/Walker_Books

 

Follow the link above to hear the author himself, Anthony Horowitz, read the chapters of Stormbreaker, the first Alex Rider novel! 

This read along series of videos last about 15-20 minutes each and really bring the written word and storytelling to life for young people.

 

First News

First News are creating free access to their products for a limited period of time during school closures… https://subscribe.firstnews.co.uk/free-downloadable-issue/

 

You could use the MyOn website, Read Theory or choose a book that you have at home.

 

Audible and Amazon are now offering free books to download.

 

David Walliams is giving away a free audiobook at 11am every weekday… https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

 

Sit down, relax and enjoy some DEAR time!

 

Health and Wellbeing

 

Take some time to visit the Health and Wellbeing section of the website https://www.walfordprimaryschool.co.uk/well-being/ where you will find a selection of stories to support children’s understanding as well as lots of wellbeing and mindfulness activities.

 

Please remember to upload/send your work to Showbie or alternatively, you can email me.

 

I look forward to seeing what you produce!

 

Best wishes

 

Mrs Nicholls

Monday, 13th July 2020

 

Good morning, Class 6!

 

I hope that you are all well, and that you had a lovely weekend. I was so impressed with all of the wonderful work that you completed at home last week.

 

We are now embarking on our last week before the Summer Holidays and what a term it has been! I hope that you are looking forward to another exciting week of home learning.

 

This week is CONNECTED COMPUTING WEEK. I hope that you enjoy the activities!

 

FIRST TASK OF THE DAY

 

Go to the Homepage of the website (www.walfordprimaryschool.co.uk), look at the Twitter feed and read 'all tweets'.  Alternatively, ask your parents to help you by getting them to access school Twitter feed (@WalfordSchool).

 

If you find something that makes you smile, remember to 'like' it by pressing the heart button.

 

Remember our E-safety rules… you do not need an account of your own.

 

Wake Up, Shake Up

 

Visit Joe Wicks’ YouTube channel from 9am for a daily PE lesson to get you moving, and feeling energised… https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

 

If you fancy something different: for some excellent dance, mindfulness, yoga and all sorts of activities, visit Go Noodle… https://www.gonoodle.com

 

Don’t forget to follow this link to the BBC Supermovers website throughout the day where you can practise your English and Maths skills whilst keeping fit: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks2-collection/zr4ky9q

 

Send me any videos or pictures of you joining in!

 

Get Ready…

Your FINAL Herefordshire Virtual Games Challenge is here!

 

ROUNDERS

 

 

Using a rolling pin (or similar) see how many times you can hit up a ball or a pair of socks in 30 seconds.

  

Your number of hit ups is your score.

 

Watch  https://twitter.com/stride_active/status/1280041289992548353

 for a demonstration.

 

Send me your score before Tuesday, 14th July!

 

If you wish, send a video too!

There is an added twist this time – there are extra points for each person who takes part, including teachers and parents.  Let’s see how many people we can get involved.

 

Come on, Class 6, let’s see how many entries we can get!

Who is going to be the first to send me their video and score?

 

 

English

 

Digital Footprint

A digital footprint is a trail of ‘footprints’ that you leave behind you every time you go online. Most of the websites you visit will record your visit by taking a note of your IP (Internet Protocol) address. This is a set of numbers, which is unique to your computer.

 

Think about the ways you use the Internet:

  • Do you visit websites?
  • Do you message friends?
  • Do you download music or post photographs?

 

Complete your digital footprint (attached) by adding all the ways you use the Internet, including what websites you visit regularly. Compare your digital footprint with your friends and family.

 

Internet Safety Crossword

Fill in the gaps in the sentences to help you to complete the attached Internet Safety crossword.

 

Remember to send me your finished footprints via Showbie or email.

 

Maths

 

Nets of 3D Shapes

 

Follow the link to learn about nets of 3D shapes https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zsffxbk

 

Watch the video from BBC Bitesize to learn what nets of shapes are.

 

Nets of 3D shapes are what the shape would look like if it were opened out flat. Some 3D shapes have more than one net.

 

Nets can be folded and opened along the edges of the 3D shape. Each section of the net represents a different face on the 3D shape.

 

Spheres don’t have nets because it only has one curved face - it would be very difficult to create a net from that!

 

Take a look at what some 3D shapes look like as common nets.

 

Activity 1: Drag and drop activities from BBC Bitesize.

 

Activity 2: Interactive Quiz from BBC Bitesize.

 

Activity 3: Nets Worksheet (attached)

 

Remember to send me your completed work on Showbie or via email.

 

 

Creative Afternoon

 

Abstraction and Algorithms: Shopping Lists

 

In this activity, you will learn to identify the ingredients you need to make a cake and create a shopping list. In doing so, you will develop your skills of abstraction and algorithms.

 

1) Look through cookbooks, websites or magazines to find recipes. Choose between two or three recipes that look fun.

 

2) Alternatively, use the recipes on the attached worksheet.

Recipe 1: Challenging.

Recipe 2: More Challenging.

 

Looking at the method section of the recipe only, write a list of ingredients for your shopping list.

 

More ideas to try:

 

1) Discuss the quantities of ingredients needed and do an imaginary online shop:

  • How much money would you need?
  • How much change would you get form £10?

 

2) Try out your recipe with the help of an adult. Make sure that you weigh and measure the ingredients carefully.

 

3) Abstract the equipment needed rather than the ingredients and write a list of what you will need.

 

4) Investigate the science of baking with the help of an adult. Simply try mixing a teaspoon of baking powder into a cup of hot water to make a chemical reaction. When you add hot water to baking powder, the water reacts with the acid of the baking powder to produce carbon dioxide bubbles. As long as the baking powder is fresh, you will definitely produce bubbles!

 

5) Create your own “famous chef” instructional video on how to bake a cake.

 

Rewarding Reading

 

Throughout the day, make sure that you take some time out to enjoy a book!

 

 

BBC Bitesize Daily Book Club Reading Lessons

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zf8djhv?dm_t=0,0,0,0,0

 

BBC Bitesize have collated all of their Book Club Reading lessons into one place to make it easier for you to find them. There is a great selection of books for Year 1-6 accompanied by a range of activities.

 

Anthony Horowitz Read Along Videos: https://bit.ly/Walker_Books

 

Follow the link above to hear the author himself, Anthony Horowitz, read the chapters of Stormbreaker, the first Alex Rider novel! 

This read along series of videos last about 15-20 minutes each and really bring the written word and storytelling to life for young people.

 

First News

First News are creating free access to their products for a limited period of time during school closures… https://subscribe.firstnews.co.uk/free-downloadable-issue/

 

You could use the MyOn website, Read Theory or choose a book that you have at home.

 

Audible and Amazon are now offering free books to download.

 

David Walliams is giving away a free audiobook at 11am every weekday… https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

 

Sit down, relax and enjoy some DEAR time!

 

Health and Wellbeing

 

Take some time to visit the Health and Wellbeing section of the website https://www.walfordprimaryschool.co.uk/well-being/ where you will find a selection of stories to support children’s understanding as well as lots of wellbeing and mindfulness activities.

 

Please remember to upload/send your work to Showbie or alternatively, you can email me.

 

I look forward to seeing what you produce!

 

Best wishes

 

Mrs Nicholls

Friday, 10th July 2020

 

Good morning, Class 6!

 

I hope that you are all well. I was so impressed with all of the wonderful work that you have completed so far this week. I hope that you are looking forward to another exciting day of home learning.

 

FIRST TASK OF THE DAY

 

Go to the Homepage of the website (www.walfordprimaryschool.co.uk), look at the Twitter feed and read 'all tweets'.  Alternatively, ask your parents to help you by getting them to access school Twitter feed (@WalfordSchool).  

 

If you find something that makes you smile, remember to 'like' it by pressing the heart button.

 

Remember our E-safety rules… you do not need an account of your own.

 

Wake Up, Shake Up

 

For some excellent dance, mindfulness, yoga and all sorts of activities, visit Go Noodle… https://www.gonoodle.com

 

Don’t forget to follow this link to the BBC Supermovers website throughout the day where you can practise your English and Maths skills whilst keeping fit: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks2-collection/zr4ky9q

 

Send me any videos or pictures of you joining in!

 

Get Ready…

Your FINAL Herefordshire Virtual Games Challenge is here!

 

ROUNDERS

 

 

Using a rolling pin (or similar) see how many times you can hit up a ball or a pair of socks in 30 seconds.

  

Your number of hit ups is your score.

 

Watch  https://twitter.com/stride_active/status/1280041289992548353

 for a demonstration.

 

Send me your score before Tuesday, 14th July!

 

If you wish, send a video too!

There is an added twist this time – there are extra points for each person who takes part, including teachers and parents.  Let’s see how many people we can get involved.

 

Come on, Class 6, let’s see how many entries we can get!

Who is going to be the first to send me their video and score?

 

 

Maths

 

Use Simple Formulae for Area and Volume

 

The formula for the area of a rectangle is A (area) = l (length) x w (width).

 

The formula for the volume of a cuboid is V (volume) = l (length) x w (width) x h (height).

 

Use these formulae to solve the problems on the attached worksheet.

 

Remember to send me your completed work on Showbie or via email.

 

 

English

 

Reading Comprehension

 

Read the information about Queen of the Air, Amelia Earhart, the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.

 

Use evidence from the text to answer the questions on the attached sheet.

 

Create your own fact file or presentation about Amelia Earhart.

 

Remember to send me your completed work on Showbie or via email.

Creative Afternoon

 

Wild Art 2020

 

The RSPB are once again teaming up with the Cameron Bespolka Trust to bring you Wild Art 2020, and this year it’s even bigger! They are on the lookout for talented young artists to enter their exciting competition.

 

Your task is to create a piece of art inspired by nature – let your imagination run wild! There are two categories to choose from this year:

  • Real Life: entries using the more traditional approach of paints, pastels, acrylics, pens or pencil.
  • Go Wild: for those of you who want to ‘go wild’ in every sense of the word. To enter this category, experiment with textiles, sculpture, recycled and eco-friendly materials, collages – anything goes!

 

You can follow the link to the website to see some of last year’s winning entries: https://www.rspb.org.uk/fun-and-learning/for-kids/rspb-kids-competitions/wild-art/?channel=paidsearch&gclid=CjwKCAjwi_b3BRAGEiwAemPNU0MMSdcGaiBsMQKqmzBUdDtmCxdUtvdCyFmkKL0bNQxlRTCKX6du5BoCgI8QAvD_BwE

 

Prizes

For each category, the winner of each age group will receive an art gift voucher worth £100. There are also RSPB runner-up prizes for each category and age group too, so plenty of chances to WIN! The winning, runner-up and highly commended artwork will be displayed at The Society of Wildlife Artists Natural Eye exhibition from 28 October to 8 November 2020.

 

A special Richie Richardson award (and £100 book voucher) will be given for the most accurately drawn animal. The winning and runner-up artwork will also be printed in Wild Times, Wild Explorer or Wingbeat magazine.

 

Send a picture of your completed artwork to me via Showbie or email and I will enter it for you!

 

IMPORTANT: When taking a photo of your artwork, please make sure that you use natural lighting. Dark or unnatural lighting can result in distorted image colour/appearance.

 

Rewarding Reading

 

Throughout the day, make sure that you take some time out to enjoy a book!

 

 

BBC Bitesize Daily Book Club Reading Lessons

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zf8djhv?dm_t=0,0,0,0,0

 

BBC Bitesize have collated all of their Book Club Reading lessons into one place to make it easier for you to find them. There is a great selection of books for Year 1-6 accompanied by a range of activities.

 

Anthony Horowitz Read Along Videos: https://bit.ly/Walker_Books

 

Follow the link above to hear the author himself, Anthony Horowitz, read the chapters of Stormbreaker, the first Alex Rider novel! 

This read along series of videos last about 15-20 minutes each and really bring the written word and storytelling to life for young people.

 

First News

First News are creating free access to their products for a limited period of time during school closures… https://subscribe.firstnews.co.uk/free-downloadable-issue/

 

You could use the MyOn website, Read Theory or choose a book that you have at home.

 

Audible and Amazon are now offering free books to download.

 

David Walliams is giving away a free audiobook at 11am every weekday… https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

 

Sit down, relax and enjoy some DEAR time!

 

Health and Wellbeing

 

Take some time to visit the Health and Wellbeing section of the website https://www.walfordprimaryschool.co.uk/well-being/ where you will find a selection of stories to support children’s understanding as well as lots of wellbeing and mindfulness activities.

 

Please remember to upload/send your work to Showbie or alternatively, you can email me.

I look forward to seeing what you produce!

 

Best wishes

 

Mrs Nicholls

Thursday, 9th July 2020

 

Good morning, Class 6!

 

I hope that you are all well. I was so impressed with all of the wonderful work that you completed yesterday. I hope that you are looking forward to another exciting day of home learning.

 

FIRST TASK OF THE DAY

 

Go to the Homepage of the website (www.walfordprimaryschool.co.uk), look at the Twitter feed and read 'all tweets'.  Alternatively, ask your parents to help you by getting them to access school Twitter feed (@WalfordSchool).  

 

If you find something that makes you smile, remember to 'like' it by pressing the heart button.

 

Remember our E-safety rules… you do not need an account of your own.

 

Wake Up, Shake Up

 

For some excellent dance, mindfulness, yoga and all sorts of activities, visit Go Noodle… https://www.gonoodle.com

 

Don’t forget to follow this link to the BBC Supermovers website throughout the day where you can practise your English and Maths skills whilst keeping fit: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks2-collection/zr4ky9q

 

Send me any videos or pictures of you joining in!

 

Get Ready…

Your FINAL Herefordshire Virtual Games Challenge is here!

 

ROUNDERS

 

 

Using a rolling pin (or similar) see how many times you can hit up a ball or a pair of socks in 30 seconds.

  

Your number of hit ups is your score.

 

Watch  https://twitter.com/stride_active/status/1280041289992548353

 for a demonstration.

 

Send me your score before Tuesday, 14th July!

 

If you wish, send a video too!

There is an added twist this time – there are extra points for each person who takes part, including teachers and parents.  Let’s see how many people we can get involved.

 

Come on, Class 6, let’s see how many entries we can get!

Who is going to be the first to send me their video and score?

 

 

Maths

 

Written Methods of Multiplication and Division Code Breaker

Break the code using the key provided and then solve the multiplication and division problems.

 

Summertime Addition and Subtraction Maths Mosaic

Solve the calculations to reveal the hidden picture. Each answer has a special colour.

 

Summer Number Puzzles

Read the problems carefully and find the missing numbers. Think back to the work we did on algebra and assign the missing number a letter.

 

E.g. Shell Problem

 

Unknown: Number of shells collected (s)

 

s x 7 – 7 x 9 ÷ 2 = 1953

 

Now you can work backwards, using inverse operations to find the number of shells (s):

 

1953 x 2 ÷ 9 + 7 ÷ 7 = s

 

Remember to send me your answers on Showbie or via email!

 

 

English

 

The Miniature Castle

 

 

Sentence Challenge

Choose the appropriate punctuation for the following sentences (! ? .)

 

  1. Wow This is the most exciting day ever
  2. Have you ever seen anything like this before
  3. I looked through the tiny windows

 

Can you now use all of this punctuation in your writing today?

 

Sick Sentences

These sentences are ‘sick’ and need your help to get better. Can you help?

 

The small castle was between the trees. The trees were much bigger. The castle had turrets and ramparts.

 

Time to Write

Write a descriptive paragraph or a short story about the miniature castle.

 

Some things to think about:

  • How long has the castle been in the woods?
  • Who lives there?
  • Why is the castle so much smaller than the forest?
  • Why would the inhabitants choose to live here?
  • Is it better to be the biggest or the smallest?

 

Remember to send me your writing on Showbie or via email. I look forward to reading your work.

 

 

Creative Afternoon

 

Sun Safety

The attached Sun Ready presentation will help you to learn more about keeping safe in the sun. Choose from the following activities:

 

Quiz

 

At the end of the presentation, you will find a short quiz. Have fun testing your knowledge of sun safety!

 

Know Your Sun Cream

 

Find out about the information displayed on a bottle of sun cream and what it means. Have a go at labelling the attached diagram.

 

Sun Safety Poster

 

Create a poster encouraging people to stay safe in the sun.

 

Use the attached planning sheet and think about including the following:

  • Why is it important to stay safe in the sun?
  • Which of the sun cream options are better?
  • Can you name the Five Top Tips for Sun Safety?

 

Remember to send me your completed posters on Showbie or via email.

 

Survival Kit Challenge

 

Imagine that you are standing in the wild.

  • What does it look like?
  • What can you see?
  • What can you hear?
  • What can you smell?

 

Your challenge is to design a survival kit for the wild. Use the attached sheet to plan your survival kit.

 

Remember to send me your completed Survival Kits on Showbie or via email.

 

 

Rewarding Reading

 

Throughout the day, make sure that you take some time out to enjoy a book!

 

 

BBC Bitesize Daily Book Club Reading Lessons

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zf8djhv?dm_t=0,0,0,0,0

 

BBC Bitesize have collated all of their Book Club Reading lessons into one place to make it easier for you to find them. There is a great selection of books for Year 1-6 accompanied by a range of activities.

 

Anthony Horowitz Read Along Videos: https://bit.ly/Walker_Books

 

Follow the link above to hear the author himself, Anthony Horowitz, read the chapters of Stormbreaker, the first Alex Rider novel! 

This read along series of videos last about 15-20 minutes each and really bring the written word and storytelling to life for young people.

 

First News

First News are creating free access to their products for a limited period of time during school closures… https://subscribe.firstnews.co.uk/free-downloadable-issue/

 

You could use the MyOn website, Read Theory or choose a book that you have at home.

 

Audible and Amazon are now offering free books to download.

 

David Walliams is giving away a free audiobook at 11am every weekday… https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

 

Sit down, relax and enjoy some DEAR time!

 

Health and Wellbeing

 

Take some time to visit the Health and Wellbeing section of the website https://www.walfordprimaryschool.co.uk/well-being/ where you will find a selection of stories to support children’s understanding as well as lots of wellbeing and mindfulness activities.

 

Please remember to upload/send your work to Showbie or alternatively, you can email me.

 

I look forward to seeing what you produce!

 

Best wishes

 

Mrs Nicholls

Wednesday, 8th July 2020

 

Good morning, Class 6!

 

I hope that you are all well. I was so impressed with all of the wonderful work that you completed yesterday. I hope that you are looking forward to another exciting day of home learning.

 

FIRST TASK OF THE DAY

 

Go to the Homepage of the website (www.walfordprimaryschool.co.uk), look at the Twitter feed and read 'all tweets'.  Alternatively, ask your parents to help you by getting them to access school Twitter feed (@WalfordSchool).  

 If you find something that makes you smile, remember to 'like' it by pressing the heart button.

 

Remember our E-safety rules… you do not need an account of your own.

 

Wake Up, Shake Up

 

Visit Joe Wicks’ YouTube channel from 9am for a daily PE lesson to get you moving, and feeling energised… https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

 

If you fancy something different: for some excellent dance, mindfulness, yoga and all sorts of activities, visit Go Noodle… https://www.gonoodle.com

 

Don’t forget to follow this link to the BBC Supermovers website throughout the day where you can practise your English and Maths skills whilst keeping fit: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks2-collection/zr4ky9q

 

Send me any videos or pictures of you joining in!

 

 

Get Ready…

Your FINAL Herefordshire Virtual Games Challenge is here!

 

ROUNDERS

 

 

Using a rolling pin (or similar) see how many times you can hit up a ball or a pair of socks in 30 seconds.

  

Your number of hit ups is your score.

 

Watch  https://twitter.com/stride_active/status/1280041289992548353

 for a demonstration.

 

Send me your score before Tuesday, 14th July!

 

If you wish, send a video too!

 

There is an added twist this time – there are extra points for each person who takes part, including teachers and parents.  Let’s see how many people we can get involved.

 

Come on, Class 6, let’s see how many entries we can get!

Who is going to be the first to send me their video and score?

 

Maths

 

Calculate and Interpret the Mean as an Average

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zm49q6f/articles/z99jpbk

Watch the videos to recap finding the Mean as an Average and then answer the questions on the attached worksheet.

 

 

English

 

Identifying the Subject and Object in a Sentence

 

Most sentences are made up of a subject and an object.

The subject of the sentence is the person or thing doing the action.

The object is the person or thing having the action done to it.

The subject normally comes first in a sentence. The object usually comes second in the sentence, after the verb.

 

Activity 1: Identify the subject and the object in the sentences on the attached worksheet.

 

Activity 2: Create a mini-tutorial to explain the subject and the object. This could be in the form of a poster we might display in the classroom, a mini-presentation or even a short video clip.

 

Some things to think about:

  • What is the subject?
  • What is the object?
  • Try to include an example of a sentence and highlight/underline the subject and the object.

 

Remember to send me you completed work on Showbie or via email.

 

 

Creative Afternoon

 

This afternoon, I would like you to choose a creative activity from the selection below. There are some STEM Challenges as well as some Music from the lovely Mrs West. Have fun!

 

Activity 1

 

STEM Challenge – Perfect Playground Design

 

Article 31 of UN Convention on the Rights of the Child states that all children have the right to play.

Did you know, not all children have safe places to play? If you could design the perfect playground for children anywhere in the world, what would it look like?

 

What to do:

1. Think about your local playground or all of the exciting play equipment we have at school.

 

2. Discuss and make a list of the features of a ‘perfect’ playground. What should it look like? What should it have?

 

Think about the Key Questions on the attached sheet:

 

 

3. Use the attached sheet to draw a plan of what would feature in your perfect playground. You could draw the equipment or markings you would like or search for images on the Internet and stick them on to your plan. 


 

4. Now for the fun part! Select your materials from around your home/garden to build a model of your perfect playground. 


 

Remember to send me pictures of your playground models on Showbie or via email! I am looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

 

 

Activity 2

 

STEM Challenge – Build a Cereal Box Marble Run

 

Have you ever wondered what to do with those empty cereal boxes? Follow the simple instructions on the attached sheet to make a cereal box marble run. If you don’t have a spare cereal box, another cardboard box will work just as well!

 

 

Challenge

 

 

Can you make a marble roller coaster, which brings a marble down from a starting height of 1 metre without any drops of longer than 5cm?

 

You could make it a competition with your family – whose marble takes the longest to successfully descend 1 metre?

 

Remember to send me any pictures or videos of your marble runs and roller coasters on Showbie or via email. I look forward to seeing what you produce!

 

 

Activity 3

 

HELLO MUSIC MAESTROS! Welcome to another fabulous week of MUSIC

 

One of the best things about learning an instrument or singing is being part of a band or choir. Whether it’s a rock band or choir, orchestra or jazz group, performing together with your friends is awesome!!

 

All Years

 

We’re very excited! Over the past few weeks, friends of Encore - children, young people and adults – have recorded themselves playing ‘All You Need Is Love’ by the Beatles. Now, all the separate recordings have been put together to make one ‘virtual’ performance. Look closely and you might spot some your teachers or Wider Opportunities tutors! Have a listen. What do you think? 

 

‘All You need Is love’            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yW3WC5bYrAY

 

Listening

 

There’s something very special about singing in a choir. Have a listen to the PS22 Chorus. The children are Year 6s from a primary school in Staten Island, New York.   

 

‘Don’t Stop Believin’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68Z6bj3YZJ4&list=PLCADD56F3ED27E59B&index=55

 

The song was originally performed by the American rock band ‘Journey’ released in the USA in 1981. It has appeared in many films and TV series. A cover was made for the musical show ‘Glee’ which has made it very popular. The children are joined by Steve Augeri, lead singer of band. What does he say about singing at the end of the video? Do you agree?

 

Appraising

 

Listen to the original version of the song. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1k8craCGpgs

 

Here are some questions about ‘Don’t Stop Believin’’

Do you like the song? Why, Why not?

What can you hear?

What is the style of the music?

How is the song put together? Choose from these parts of a song: chorus, pre-chorus, instrumental, introduction, verse. You might like to get someone you live with to help you.

 

 

introduction, verse 1, instrumental 1, verse 2, pre-chorus 1, verse 3, pre-chorus 2, instrumental 2, chorus

This song is unusual as the chorus comes at the at end of the song.

 

HINT: A pre-chorus is a part of song that comes between a verse and the chorus. It’s often used if the verse and chorus are quite different from each other. Answer below.

 

Song

 

Now it’s your turn! Time to raise your voice! Don’t forget those dance moves.

 

‘Raise My Voice! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=szmKrOu0V4w&feature=emb_logo

 

Eh, eh, eh, eh, eh, eh, eh. (x 2)

Got something to say, got a difference to make,

A part I can play and a role I can take,

I believe in myself, express how I feel,

I like who I am and I’m keepin’ it real.

 

Raise my voice, make a noise,

’Cos we’re all havin’ fun with it. (Fun with it.)

Can’t you see, this is me

And it’s OK to go for it. (Go for it.)

 

Raise my voice, make a noise,

’Cos we’re all havin’ fun with it. (Fun with it.)

Can’t you see, this is me

And it’s OK to go for it.

Makes me wanna sing!

 

Eh, eh, eh, eh, eh, eh, eh. (x2)

 

I want to be strong, live long and be safe.

My generation has something to say,

So much to learn, enjoy and achieve.

I reach for my goal to be all I can be.

 

Raise my voice, etc.

 

Eh, eh, eh, eh, eh, eh, eh. (x 2)

 

(Chanted) BULLYING? NO!

WORK TOGETHER? YES!

HIDE MYSELF? NO!

BE ME? YEAH!

 

Eh, eh, eh, eh, eh, eh, eh. (x 2)

 

Strong side by side, we lift those who fall,

Stand by our friends and we hear when they call.

Let’s all make a change, all play our part,

It takes you and me, and here’s where it starts:

 

Raise my voice etc.

 

Composing

 

Composer Luciano Berio uses the voice in unusual ways to create a piece of music. The singer has to mutter, gasp, laugh, whine and go through a range of emotions from tense to dreamy to bewildered. Many people have also experienced a rollercoaster of emotions over the past few months. In this activity you will compose your own 'Lockdown Sequenza' for voice.

 

http://resources.bcmg.org.uk/creating-music-at-home/lockdown-sequenza

 

Note for parents/carers and teachers

We recommend that YouTube videos are reviewed before children access them as, occasionally, inappropriate comments may be posted after we have viewed them.

 

Rewarding Reading

 

Throughout the day, make sure that you take some time out to enjoy a book!

 

 

BBC Bitesize Daily Book Club Reading Lessons

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zf8djhv?dm_t=0,0,0,0,0

 

BBC Bitesize have collated all of their Book Club Reading lessons into one place to make it easier for you to find them. There is a great selection of books for Year 1-6 accompanied by a range of activities.

 

Anthony Horowitz Read Along Videos: https://bit.ly/Walker_Books

 

Follow the link above to hear the author himself, Anthony Horowitz, read the chapters of Stormbreaker, the first Alex Rider novel! 

This read along series of videos last about 15-20 minutes each and really bring the written word and storytelling to life for young people.

 

First News

First News are creating free access to their products for a limited period of time during school closures… https://subscribe.firstnews.co.uk/free-downloadable-issue/

 

You could use the MyOn website, Read Theory or choose a book that you have at home.

 

Audible and Amazon are now offering free books to download.

 

David Walliams is giving away a free audiobook at 11am every weekday… https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

 

Sit down, relax and enjoy some DEAR time!

 

Health and Wellbeing

 

Take some time to visit the Health and Wellbeing section of the website https://www.walfordprimaryschool.co.uk/well-being/ where you will find a selection of stories to support children’s understanding as well as lots of wellbeing and mindfulness activities.

 

Please remember to upload/send your work to Showbie or alternatively, you can email me.

 

I look forward to seeing what you produce!

 

Best wishes

 

Mrs Nicholls

Tuesday, 7th July 2020

 

Good morning, Class 6!

 

I hope that you are all well. I was so impressed with all of the wonderful work that you completed yesterday. I hope that you are looking forward to another exciting day of home learning.

 

FIRST TASK OF THE DAY

 

Go to the Homepage of the website (www.walfordprimaryschool.co.uk), look at the Twitter feed and read 'all tweets'.  Alternatively, ask your parents to help you by getting them to access school Twitter feed (@WalfordSchool).  

 

If you find something that makes you smile, remember to 'like' it by pressing the heart button.

 

Remember our E-safety rules… you do not need an account of your own.

 

Wake Up, Shake Up

 

For some excellent dance, mindfulness, yoga and all sorts of activities, visit Go Noodle… https://www.gonoodle.com

 

Don’t forget to follow this link to the BBC Supermovers website throughout the day where you can practise your English and Maths skills whilst keeping fit: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks2-collection/zr4ky9q

 

Send me any videos or pictures of you joining in!

 

 

Get Ready…

Your FINAL Herefordshire Virtual Games Challenge is here!

 

ROUNDERS

 

Using a rolling pin (or similar) see how many times you can hit up a ball or a pair of socks in 30 seconds.

  

Your number of hit ups is your score.

 

Watch  https://twitter.com/stride_active/status/1280041289992548353

 for a demonstration.

 

Send me your score before Tuesday, 14th July!

 

If you wish, send a video too!

There is an added twist this time – there are extra points for each person who takes part, including teachers and parents.  Let’s see how many people we can get involved.

 

Come on, Class 6, let’s see how many entries we can get!

Who is going to be the first to send me their video and score?

 

Maths

 

Use Simple Formulae for Area and Volume

 

The formula for the area of a rectangle is A (area) = l (length) x w (width).

 

The formula for the volume of a cuboid is V (volume) = l (length) x w (width) x h (height).

 

Use these formulae to solve the problems on the attached worksheet.

 

Remember to send me your completed work on Showbie or via email.

 

 

English

 

Reading Comprehension

 

Read the information about Queen of the Air, Amelia Earhart, the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.

 

Use evidence from the text to answer the questions on the attached sheet.

 

Create your own fact file or presentation about Amelia Earhart.

 

Remember to send me your completed work on Showbie or via email.

 

Creative Afternoon

 

#PinYourThanks

 

 

We know that lots of our families would like to say thank you to others who have helped over the last few months. From the postman who delivered cards that cheered us up, to a neighbour who has done some shopping, to a doctor or nurse, a friend who called for a chat etc.

 

PinYourThanks are inviting you to enter a competition to design a pin badge to say thank you to someone who has helped you (or your wider family) over the last few months.

 

The winning entry will be turned into a real pin badge and sold, alongside other badges designed by national treasures including Ringo Starr and Joe Lycett. Every pin badge sold raises money for NHS Charities Together and Volunteering Matters.

 

Use the attached template to design your badge.

Send me your completed designs on Showbie or via email by Friday, 10th July 2020 so that I can enter them for you!
 

 

Rewarding Reading

 

Throughout the day, make sure that you take some time out to enjoy a book!

 

 

BBC Bitesize Daily Book Club Reading Lessons

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zf8djhv?dm_t=0,0,0,0,0

 

BBC Bitesize have collated all of their Book Club Reading lessons into one place to make it easier for you to find them. There is a great selection of books for Year 1-6 accompanied by a range of activities.

 

Anthony Horowitz Read Along Videos: https://bit.ly/Walker_Books

 

Follow the link above to hear the author himself, Anthony Horowitz, read the chapters of Stormbreaker, the first Alex Rider novel! 

This read along series of videos last about 15-20 minutes each and really bring the written word and storytelling to life for young people.

 

First News

First News are creating free access to their products for a limited period of time during school closures… https://subscribe.firstnews.co.uk/free-downloadable-issue/

 

You could use the MyOn website, Read Theory or choose a book that you have at home.

 

Audible and Amazon are now offering free books to download.

 

David Walliams is giving away a free audiobook at 11am every weekday… https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

 

Sit down, relax and enjoy some DEAR time!

 

Health and Wellbeing

 

Take some time to visit the Health and Wellbeing section of the website https://www.walfordprimaryschool.co.uk/well-being/ where you will find a selection of stories to support children’s understanding as well as lots of wellbeing and mindfulness activities.

 

Please remember to upload/send your work to Showbie or alternatively, you can email me.

 

I look forward to seeing what you produce!

 

Best wishes

 

Mrs Nicholls

Monday, 6th July 2020

 

Good morning, Class 6!

 

I hope that you are all well, and that you had a lovely weekend. I was so impressed with all of the wonderful work that you completed at home during Sports Week. I hope that you are looking forward to another exciting week of home learning.

 

FIRST TASK OF THE DAY

 

Go to the Homepage of the website (www.walfordprimaryschool.co.uk), look at the Twitter feed and read 'all tweets'.  Alternatively, ask your parents to help you by getting them to access school Twitter feed (@WalfordSchool).

 

If you find something that makes you smile, remember to 'like' it by pressing the heart button.

 

Remember our E-safety rules… you do not need an account of your own.

 

Wake Up, Shake Up

 

Visit Joe Wicks’ YouTube channel from 9am for a daily PE lesson to get you moving, and feeling energised… https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

 

If you fancy something different: for some excellent dance, mindfulness, yoga and all sorts of activities, visit Go Noodle… https://www.gonoodle.com

 

Don’t forget to follow this link to the BBC Supermovers website throughout the day where you can practise your English and Maths skills whilst keeping fit: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks2-collection/zr4ky9q

 

Send me any videos or pictures of you joining in!

 

English

 

The Miniature Castle

 

 

 

Sentence Challenge

Choose the appropriate punctuation for the following sentences (! ? .)

 

  1. Wow This is the most exciting day ever
  2. Have you ever seen anything like this before
  3. I looked through the tiny windows

 

Can you now use all of this punctuation in your writing today?

 

Sick Sentences

These sentences are ‘sick’ and need your help to get better. Can you help?

 

The small castle was between the trees. The trees were much bigger. The castle had turrets and ramparts.

 

Time to Write

Write a descriptive paragraph or a short story about the miniature castle.

 

Some things to think about:

  • How long has the castle been in the woods?
  • Who lives there?
  • Why is the castle so much smaller than the forest?
  • Why would the inhabitants choose to live here?
  • Is it better to be the biggest or the smallest?

 

Remember to send me your writing on Showbie or via email. I look forward to reading your work.

 

Maths

 

Written Methods of Multiplication and Division Code Breaker

Break the code using the key provided and then solve the multiplication and division problems.

 

Summertime Addition and Subtraction Maths Mosaic

Solve the calculations to reveal the hidden picture. Each answer has a special colour.

 

Summer Number Puzzles

Read the problems carefully and find the missing numbers. Think back to the work we did on algebra and assign the missing number a letter.

 

E.g. Shell Problem

 

Unknown: Number of shells collected (s)

 

s x 7 – 7 x 9 ÷ 2 = 1953

 

Now you can work backwards, using inverse operations to find the number of shells (s):

 

1953 x 2 ÷ 9 + 7 ÷ 7 = s

 

Remember to send me your answers on Showbie or via email!

 

 

Creative Afternoon

 

Forest of Dean Forestry England Competition

 

 

Your task is to design a poster encouraging people to keep our forest clean. You should explain why littering is bad for the forest and why you #LoveYourForest

 

When designing your poster, remember the following:

  • Use A4 white paper
  • Use colourful pictures to grab attention
  • Include words, or even a poem
  • Do not attach craft materials

 

The winning design will be used around Forestry England sites to help spread the message.

 

I look forward to seeing your completed posters. Please send them to me on Showbie or via email by Thursday, 9th July 2020 so that I can enter them for you!

 

 

Rewarding Reading

 

Throughout the day, make sure that you take some time out to enjoy a book!

 

 

BBC Bitesize Daily Book Club Reading Lessons

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zf8djhv?dm_t=0,0,0,0,0

 

BBC Bitesize have collated all of their Book Club Reading lessons into one place to make it easier for you to find them. There is a great selection of books for Year 1-6 accompanied by a range of activities.

 

Anthony Horowitz Read Along Videos: https://bit.ly/Walker_Books

 

Follow the link above to hear the author himself, Anthony Horowitz, read the chapters of Stormbreaker, the first Alex Rider novel! 

This read along series of videos last about 15-20 minutes each and really bring the written word and storytelling to life for young people.

 

First News

 

First News are creating free access to their products for a limited period of time during school closures… https://subscribe.firstnews.co.uk/free-downloadable-issue/

 

You could use the MyOn website, Read Theory or choose a book that you have at home.

 

Audible and Amazon are now offering free books to download.

 

David Walliams is giving away a free audiobook at 11am every weekday… https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

 

Sit down, relax and enjoy some DEAR time!

 

Health and Wellbeing

 

Take some time to visit the Health and Wellbeing section of the website https://www.walfordprimaryschool.co.uk/well-being/ where you will find a selection of stories to support children’s understanding as well as lots of wellbeing and mindfulness activities.

 

Please remember to upload/send your work to Showbie or alternatively, you can email me.

 

I look forward to seeing what you produce!

 

Best wishes

 

Mrs Nicholls

Monday, 6th July 2020

Friday, 3rd July 2020

 

Good morning, Class 6!

 

I hope that you are all well. I was so impressed with all of the wonderful work that you have completed so far this week. I hope that you are looking forward to another exciting day of Olympic themed learning.

 

FIRST TASK OF THE DAY

 

Go to the Homepage of the website (www.walfordprimaryschool.co.uk), look at the Twitter feed and read 'all tweets'.  Alternatively, ask your parents to help you by getting them to access school Twitter feed (@WalfordSchool).  

 

If you find something that makes you smile, remember to 'like' it by pressing the heart button.

 

Remember our E-safety rules… you do not need an account of your own.

 

Get Ready…

Herefordshire Virtual School Games are celebrating the SUMMER SCHOOL GAMES by hosting a week-long festival of challenges. Alongside a week-long dance challenge, they will bring you a new sporting challenge every day!

 

9:30am Opening Ceremony

Welcome, warm up and message of good luck

 

Activity 5: Basketball

 

 

Week-long Dance Challenge

 

 

Come on, Class 6, let’s see how many entries we can get!

Send me your entries by 3pm each day so that I can submit them.

Winners will be announced at 5pm!

 

Wake Up, Shake Up

 

For some excellent dance, mindfulness, yoga and all sorts of activities, visit Go Noodle… https://www.gonoodle.com

 

Don’t forget to follow this link to the BBC Supermovers website throughout the day where you can practise your English and Maths skills whilst keeping fit: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks2-collection/zr4ky9q

 

Send me any videos or pictures of you joining in!

 

Maths

Olympic Gold Medalists

 

  1. Usain Bolt can run 100m in 9.58secs.  If he ran at the same speed, work out how long it would take him to run:

 

a) 200m?

b) 400m?

c) 800m?

d) 1500m?

e) 10,000m?

f) a marathon (42,195m)?

 

  1. Put the gold medal winning 100m times into order fastest to slowest.

 

  1. Who would have won?

 

  1. What is the time difference between the fastest and slowest winner?

 

  1. What is the mean speed of the 100m gold medal runners?

 

Top tip: to find the mean speed, you will need to add all of the runners’ speeds and divide by the number of runners.

 

  1. If you compare the times for the 200m, would the runners be in the same order?

 

Remember to send me your completed work on Showbie or via email.

 

English

Sporting Dictionary

 

Today, I would like you to create your own sporting dictionary. Write a definition for each of the words listed on the attached sheet. Write the definitions as if they were for a dictionary.

 

Remember the words in a dictionary are always in alphabetical order.

 

I look forward to seeing what you produce. Please send me your finished work on Showbie or via email.

 

Creative Afternoon

 

Physical Activity Connect 4

 

Play the attached game of Connect 4 – How many can you complete?

Remember to send me pictures or videos of you playing on Showbie or via email.

 

 

Rewarding Reading

 

Throughout the day, make sure that you take some time out to enjoy a book!

 

 

BBC Bitesize Daily Book Club Reading Lessons

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zf8djhv?dm_t=0,0,0,0,0

 

BBC Bitesize have collated all of their Book Club Reading lessons into one place to make it easier for you to find them. There is a great selection of books for Year 1-6 accompanied by a range of activities.

 

Anthony Horowitz Read Along Videos: https://bit.ly/Walker_Books

 

Follow the link above to hear the author himself, Anthony Horowitz, read the chapters of Stormbreaker, the first Alex Rider novel! 

This read along series of videos last about 15-20 minutes each and really bring the written word and storytelling to life for young people.

 

First News

First News are creating free access to their products for a limited period of time during school closures… https://subscribe.firstnews.co.uk/free-downloadable-issue/

 

You could use the MyOn website, Read Theory or choose a book that you have at home.

 

Audible and Amazon are now offering free books to download.

 

David Walliams is giving away a free audiobook at 11am every weekday… https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

 

Sit down, relax and enjoy some DEAR time!

 

Health and Wellbeing

 

Take some time to visit the Health and Wellbeing section of the website https://www.walfordprimaryschool.co.uk/well-being/ where you will find a selection of stories to support children’s understanding as well as lots of wellbeing and mindfulness activities.

 

Please remember to upload/send your work to Showbie or alternatively, you can email me.

 

I look forward to seeing what you produce!

 

Best wishes

 

Mrs Nicholls

Thursday, 2nd July 2020

 

Good morning, Class 6!

 

I hope that you are all well. I was so impressed with all of the wonderful work that you completed yesterday. I hope that you are looking forward to another exciting day of Olympic themed learning.

 

FIRST TASK OF THE DAY

 

Go to the Homepage of the website (www.walfordprimaryschool.co.uk), look at the Twitter feed and read 'all tweets'.  Alternatively, ask your parents to help you by getting them to access school Twitter feed (@WalfordSchool).  

 

If you find something that makes you smile, remember to 'like' it by pressing the heart button.

 

Remember our E-safety rules… you do not need an account of your own.

 

Get Ready…

Herefordshire Virtual School Games are celebrating the SUMMER SCHOOL GAMES by hosting a week-long festival of challenges. Alongside a week-long dance challenge, they will bring you a new sporting challenge every day!

 

9:30am Opening Ceremony

Welcome, warm up and message of good luck

 

Activity 4: Cricket

 

 

 

Week-long Dance Challenge

 

 

 

Come on, Class 6, let’s see how many entries we can get!

Send me your entries by 3pm each day so that I can submit them.

Winners will be announced at 5pm!

 

Wake Up, Shake Up

 

For some excellent dance, mindfulness, yoga and all sorts of activities, visit Go Noodle… https://www.gonoodle.com

 

Don’t forget to follow this link to the BBC Supermovers website throughout the day where you can practise your English and Maths skills whilst keeping fit: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks2-collection/zr4ky9q

 

Send me any videos or pictures of you joining in!

 

Maths

 

Olympic Torch

 

In the run up to the London 2012 Olympic Games, 8000 people carried the torch over 70 days, between the 19th May and the 22nd July 2012.

The route was designed so that at some point the torch would be within 10 miles of 95% of people within the UK.

 

 

Today, we will recap recognising proportions of a whole and use fractions and percentages to describe these.

 

Page 1: Complete the missing fractions and percentages on the map.

 

9th June 2020 – Glasgow, Scotland

4/10 = 2/5 = 40%

 

Page 2: Choose from the answer cards and write each one on the correct place on the grid. Be careful because some answers might go in two places, and there is one extra!

 

Remember to send me your completed work on Showbie or via email.

 

English

 

A-Z of Sports

 

Today, I would like you to create your own A-Z of sports using the attached sheet. Try to think of a sport or sports person for each letter of the alphabet.  You could use the Internet or Non-Fiction books to research lesser-known sports.

 

Amazing Fact

The sport of Jai-Alai is commonly believed to be the fastest sport in the world – the ball can travel at speeds of up to 190mph.

  

  • Unscramble the Sports Day words (attached).
  • Complete the Sports Day word search (attached).

 

I look forward to seeing what you produce. Please send me your finished work on Showbie or via email.

 

Creative Afternoon

 

Design a Piece of Sporting Equipment

 

As you try new sports and physical activities, think about the equipment you use.  How does it help you to play? How does it help you to improve?

 

Today’s challenge is to design a new piece of sporting equipment so you can think about what small changes help you to achieve your personal best.

Choose a sport that uses some equipment. You may choose one you play already, or you can find out about a new sport.

 

Think about the equipment: 

 

How is it used? What size is it? What shape is it? Is the colour important? What materials is it made from? 

 

Now think of how you could make small changes to improve the equipment.

 

Make your new piece of equipment and try it out!

 

Remember to send me pictures on Showbie or via email.

 

 

Rewarding Reading

 

Throughout the day, make sure that you take some time out to enjoy a book!

 

 

BBC Bitesize Daily Book Club Reading Lessons

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zf8djhv?dm_t=0,0,0,0,0

 

BBC Bitesize have collated all of their Book Club Reading lessons into one place to make it easier for you to find them. There is a great selection of books for Year 1-6 accompanied by a range of activities.

 

Anthony Horowitz Read Along Videos: https://bit.ly/Walker_Books

 

Follow the link above to hear the author himself, Anthony Horowitz, read the chapters of Stormbreaker, the first Alex Rider novel! 

This read along series of videos last about 15-20 minutes each and really bring the written word and storytelling to life for young people.

 

First News

First News are creating free access to their products for a limited period of time during school closures… https://subscribe.firstnews.co.uk/free-downloadable-issue/

 

You could use the MyOn website, Read Theory or choose a book that you have at home.

 

Audible and Amazon are now offering free books to download.

 

David Walliams is giving away a free audiobook at 11am every weekday… https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

 

Sit down, relax and enjoy some DEAR time!

 

Health and Wellbeing

 

Take some time to visit the Health and Wellbeing section of the website https://www.walfordprimaryschool.co.uk/well-being/ where you will find a selection of stories to support children’s understanding as well as lots of wellbeing and mindfulness activities.

 

Please remember to upload/send your work to Showbie or alternatively, you can email me.

 

I look forward to seeing what you produce!

 

Best wishes

 

Mrs Nicholls

Wednesday, 1st July 2020

 

Good morning, Class 6!

 

I hope that you are all well. I was so impressed with all of the wonderful work that you completed yesterday. I hope that you are looking forward to another exciting day of Olympic themed learning.

 

FIRST TASK OF THE DAY

 

Go to the Homepage of the website (www.walfordprimaryschool.co.uk), look at the Twitter feed and read 'all tweets'.  Alternatively, ask your parents to help you by getting them to access school Twitter feed (@WalfordSchool).  

 

If you find something that makes you smile, remember to 'like' it by pressing the heart button.

 

Remember our E-safety rules… you do not need an account of your own.

 

Get Ready…

Herefordshire Virtual School Games are celebrating the SUMMER SCHOOL GAMES by hosting a week-long festival of challenges. Alongside a week-long dance challenge, they will bring you a new sporting challenge every day!

 

9:30am Opening Ceremony

Welcome, warm up and message of good luck

 

Activity 3: Rugby

 

 

Week-long Dance Challenge

 

 

Come on, Class 6, let’s see how many entries we can get!

Send me your entries by 3pm each day so that I can submit them.

Winners will be announced at 5pm!

 

Wake Up, Shake Up

 

Visit Joe Wicks’ YouTube channel from 9am for a daily PE lesson to get you moving, and feeling energised… https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

 

If you fancy something different: for some excellent dance, mindfulness, yoga and all sorts of activities, visit Go Noodle… https://www.gonoodle.com

 

Don’t forget to follow this link to the BBC Supermovers website throughout the day where you can practise your English and Maths skills whilst keeping fit: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks2-collection/zr4ky9q

 

Send me any videos or pictures of you joining in!

 

Maths

 

Olympic Village Percentages

 

During the Olympics, all of the athletes live in the Olympic Village. They travel between the Olympic Village and the different venues.

  • If they take the bus, they will only pay 10% of the normal price.
  • If they take the new High Speed Olympic Shuttle, they will only pay 50% of the normal price.

Challenge 1

Complete the table by finding 10% and 50% of the ticket prices.

 

To calculate 10% of a number, remember to divide it by 10.

Remember that 50% is the same as 1/2.

 

Challenge 2

Some of the venues are further away outside London. They will only pay 20% of the ticket price to get a train to these places.

 

To calculate 20% of a number, remember to work out how much 10% would be and then double it.

 

Remember to send me your completed work on Showbie or via email.

 

English

 

Olympian Fact File

 

Choose your favourite Olympian and find out as much as you can about them. 

 

There is a template attached if you wish to use it or you could create your own fact file, poster or presentation all about them.

 

I look forward to seeing what you produce. Please send me your finished work on Showbie or via email.

 

Creative Afternoon

 

Home Sports Day

 

Spend the afternoon enjoying some traditional Sports Day Fun (most can be adapted for outdoors or indoors):

 

·      Hit the Spot

·      Dodge Buster

·      Stepping Stones

·      On Track

·      Shape Shifter

 

Set up some mini races in the garden with your family.

 

Can you design a new race?

 

Remember to send me pictures of you taking part in these activities on Showbie or via email.

 

 

Rewarding Reading

 

Throughout the day, make sure that you take some time out to enjoy a book!

 

 

BBC Bitesize Daily Book Club Reading Lessons

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zf8djhv?dm_t=0,0,0,0,0

 

BBC Bitesize have collated all of their Book Club Reading lessons into one place to make it easier for you to find them. There is a great selection of books for Year 1-6 accompanied by a range of activities.

 

Anthony Horowitz Read Along Videos: https://bit.ly/Walker_Books

 

Follow the link above to hear the author himself, Anthony Horowitz, read the chapters of Stormbreaker, the first Alex Rider novel! 

This read along series of videos last about 15-20 minutes each and really bring the written word and storytelling to life for young people.

 

First News

First News are creating free access to their products for a limited period of time during school closures… https://subscribe.firstnews.co.uk/free-downloadable-issue/

 

You could use the MyOn website, Read Theory or choose a book that you have at home.

 

Audible and Amazon are now offering free books to download.

 

David Walliams is giving away a free audiobook at 11am every weekday… https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

 

Sit down, relax and enjoy some DEAR time!

 

Health and Wellbeing

 

Take some time to visit the Health and Wellbeing section of the website https://www.walfordprimaryschool.co.uk/well-being/ where you will find a selection of stories to support children’s understanding as well as lots of wellbeing and mindfulness activities.

 

Please remember to upload/send your work to Showbie or alternatively, you can email me.

 

I look forward to seeing what you produce!

 

Best wishes

 

Mrs Nicholls

 

Tuesday, 30th June 2020

 

Good morning, Class 6!

 

I hope that you are all well. I was so impressed with all of the wonderful work that you completed yesterday. I hope that you are looking forward to another exciting day of Olympic themed learning.

 

FIRST TASK OF THE DAY

 

Go to the Homepage of the website (www.walfordprimaryschool.co.uk), look at the Twitter feed and read 'all tweets'.  Alternatively, ask your parents to help you by getting them to access school Twitter feed (@WalfordSchool).  

 

If you find something that makes you smile, remember to 'like' it by pressing the heart button.

 

Remember our E-safety rules… you do not need an account of your own.

 

Get Ready…

Herefordshire Virtual School Games are celebrating the SUMMER SCHOOL GAMES by hosting a week-long festival of challenges. Alongside a week-long dance challenge, they will bring you a new sporting challenge every day!

 

9:30am Welcome

Message of good luck

 

Activity 2: Athletics

 

 

Week-long Dance Challenge

 

 

Come on, Class 6, let’s see how many entries we can get!

Send me your entries by 3pm each day so that I can submit them.

Winners will be announced at 5pm!

 

Wake Up, Shake Up

 

For some excellent dance, mindfulness, yoga and all sorts of activities, visit Go Noodle… https://www.gonoodle.com

 

Don’t forget to follow this link to the BBC Supermovers website throughout the day where you can practise your English and Maths skills whilst keeping fit: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks2-collection/zr4ky9q

 

Send me any videos or pictures of you joining in!

 

Maths

 

 

Half Time

 

 

When Spain played Belgium in the preliminary round of the men’s hockey competition in the 2008 Olympics, the final score was 4:2.

 

 

 

What could the half time score have been?

Can you find all of the possible half time scores?

How will you make sure that you don’t miss any out?

 

In the final of the men’s hockey in the 2000 Olympics, the Netherlands played Korea. The final score was a draw (3:3) and they had to take penalties.

 

 

 

Can you find all of the possible half time scores for this match?

 

Remember to send me your completed work on Showbie or via email.

 

English

 

Japan

 

 

Use the attached PowerPoint to find out about the country of Japan, the next host of the Olympics.

 

Create a fact file, tour brochure or multimedia presentation to tell people all about Japan.

 

I look forward to seeing what you produce. Please send me your finished work on Showbie or via email.

 

Creative Afternoon

 

Traditional Japanese Sports

 

The 2020 Olympics were due to take place in Tokyo in Japan.  They have been postponed until 2021.

 

Enjoy taking part in some traditional Japanese sport activities this afternoon. Choose from the activities below:

 

Activity 1

Warm-up with this Radio Taiso workout from the Japan Society:

https://www.getset.co.uk/resources/active-assemblies/radio-taiso

Radio Taiso is an exercise routine first broadcast in 1928 and is still very popular today.

 

Activity 2

Can you create your own Radio Taiso routine and film your routines for the rest of us to have a go at?

 

Activity 3

Complete the Tokyo Ten: Random Routines

https://www.getset.co.uk/resources/travel-to-tokyo/randomroutines

 

Activity 4

Can you use the video to learn how to say the numbers 1 – 5 in Japanese?  Show us what you have learnt by creating a poster or even a film to teach others.

 

Activity 5

Try a traditional Japanese playground game – Kendama.  Use the activity guide attached to find out how to use and make your own Kendama set.

 

Remember to send me pictures of your completed work on Showbie or via email.

 

Music

HELLO MUSIC MAESTROS! Welcome to another fabulous week of MUSIC 😊

 

Listening

 

Most colleges in America have marching bands. Disneyland’s All-American College Band goes beyond marching to incorporate some fantastic rhythmic moves to reflect the mood of the different sections of the music. Can you name all the instruments in this clip? Can you spot any players who are doubling (when they play more than one instrument and switch between them)?

 

American College Band: Star Wars

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGyFrEcPYlI

 

The Star Wars music has different sections or movements. Which is your favourite? Describe the mood of the music; is the music trying to tell a story? Think about how the composer uses pitch, tempo, dynamics, rhythm and so on.

 

Now choose a contrasting section. How is the music different from your favourite part? How many reasons can you think of?

 

Quiz

 

We all love a quiz! Guess the movies these theme songs belong to. You could split this into a couple of sections as it is quite a long quiz. Enjoy!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HI49yUqcMH0

 

Music Theory

 

You will probably have seen a musical stave (known as a staff in America). Here are two videos for you to watch and join in with to help you learn about the lines and spaces on a stave:

 

After watching this video, you’ll soon remember the names of the music notes.

 

 

  • Try this note name quiz to see how well you have learnt the note names

            https://www.classicsforkids.com/games/note_names.php

 

There are several elements of music. Musical experts have differing opinions about just how many elements there are. But they all agree that dynamics is one of them. Watch this video to learn just what a difference dynamics make to the music we play and listen to.

 

 

Song

 

This is a song called ‘Just Sing!’. Could you add some actions or dance moves to match this happy tune? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ut5_ZaEAS3s

 

Note to parents, carers and teaching colleagues:

We recommend that YouTube videos are reviewed before children access them as, occasionally, inappropriate comments may be posted after we have viewed them.

 

 

Rewarding Reading

 

Throughout the day, make sure that you take some time out to enjoy a book!

 

 

BBC Bitesize Daily Book Club Reading Lessons

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zf8djhv?dm_t=0,0,0,0,0

 

BBC Bitesize have collated all of their Book Club Reading lessons into one place to make it easier for you to find them. There is a great selection of books for Year 1-6 accompanied by a range of activities.

 

Anthony Horowitz Read Along Videos: https://bit.ly/Walker_Books

 

Follow the link above to hear the author himself, Anthony Horowitz, read the chapters of Stormbreaker, the first Alex Rider novel! 

This read along series of videos last about 15-20 minutes each and really bring the written word and storytelling to life for young people.

 

First News

First News are creating free access to their products for a limited period of time during school closures… https://subscribe.firstnews.co.uk/free-downloadable-issue/

 

You could use the MyOn website, Read Theory or choose a book that you have at home.

 

Audible and Amazon are now offering free books to download.

 

David Walliams is giving away a free audiobook at 11am every weekday… https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

 

Sit down, relax and enjoy some DEAR time!

 

Health and Wellbeing

 

Take some time to visit the Health and Wellbeing section of the website https://www.walfordprimaryschool.co.uk/well-being/ where you will find a selection of stories to support children’s understanding as well as lots of wellbeing and mindfulness activities.

 

Please remember to upload/send your work to Showbie or alternatively, you can email me.

 

I look forward to seeing what you produce!

 

Best wishes

 

Mrs Nicholls

Monday, 29th June 2020

 

Good morning, Class 6!

 

I hope that you are all well, and that you had a lovely weekend. I was so impressed with all of the wonderful work that you completed at home last week. I hope that you are looking forward to another exciting week of learning.

 

FIRST TASK OF THE DAY

 

Go to the Homepage of the website (www.walfordprimaryschool.co.uk), look at the Twitter feed and read 'all tweets'.  Alternatively, ask your parents to help you by getting them to access school Twitter feed (@WalfordSchool).  

 

If you find something that makes you smile, remember to 'like' it by pressing the heart button.

 

Remember our E-safety rules… you do not need an account of your own.

 

Get Ready…

Herefordshire Virtual School Games are celebrating the SUMMER SCHOOL GAMES by hosting a week-long festival of challenges. Alongside a week-long dance challenge, they will bring you a new sporting challenge every day!

 

9:30am Opening Ceremony

Welcome, warm up and message of good luck

 

Activity 1: Tennis

 

 

Week-long Dance Challenge

 

 

Come on, Class 6, let’s see how many entries we can get!

Send me your entries by 3pm each day so that I can submit them.

Winners will be announced at 5pm!

 

Wake Up, Shake Up

 

Visit Joe Wicks’ YouTube channel from 9am for a daily PE lesson to get you moving, and feeling energised… https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

 

If you fancy something different: for some excellent dance, mindfulness, yoga and all sorts of activities, visit Go Noodle… https://www.gonoodle.com

 

Don’t forget to follow this link to the BBC Supermovers website throughout the day where you can practise your English and Maths skills whilst keeping fit: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks2-collection/zr4ky9q

 

Send me any videos or pictures of you joining in!

 

Maths

 

 

Winter Olympics Code Breakers

 

Solve the Maths calculations on the attached pages to spell out some Winter Olympic sports, the names of some Team GB athletes and locations of past Winter Olympics using the code.

 

You might also want to find out:

  • Where the 2022 Winter Olympics will be held.
  • How many different sports are included in the Winter Olympics.
  • When snowboarding was first introduced to the Winter Olympics.

 

Remember to send me your completed work on Showbie or via email.

 

English

 

Newspaper Report

 

 

Read the article about London 2012’s Super Saturday and create your own Sports report.  You could write your article about Super Saturday or an event of your own, e.g. the restart of the Football leagues.

 

Use the template (attached) to help you write your article.

 

I look forward to reading your articles. Please send me your finished work on Showbie or via email.

 

Creative Afternoon

 

The Olympic Torch Relay

 

 

Watch the video to find out about the Olympic Torch Relay

https://www.getset.co.uk/resources/olympic-torch-relay

 

Some activities to have a go at:

 

1.   Make your own Olympic Torch – how creative can you be?

2.   Make your own Olympic medals – use clay, play dough, salt dough, bake a cake, biscuit or cookie – we can’t wait to see your creation!  Alternatively, use the template attached.

3.   Create your own Mascot (attached).

4.   Create your own quiz all about the Olympic Torch Relay to share with the rest of us.

5.   Use the information (attached) to find out about the Olympic Rings.

Design your own set of Olympic Rings – what would each one stand for?

 

Remember to send me your completed work on Showbie or via email.

 

 

Rewarding Reading

 

Throughout the day, make sure that you take some time out to enjoy a book!

 

 

BBC Bitesize Daily Book Club Reading Lessons

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zf8djhv?dm_t=0,0,0,0,0

 

BBC Bitesize have collated all of their Book Club Reading lessons into one place to make it easier for you to find them. There is a great selection of books for Year 1-6 accompanied by a range of activities.

 

Anthony Horowitz Read Along Videos: https://bit.ly/Walker_Books

 

Follow the link above to hear the author himself, Anthony Horowitz, read the chapters of Stormbreaker, the first Alex Rider novel! 

This read along series of videos last about 15-20 minutes each and really bring the written word and storytelling to life for young people.

 

First News

First News are creating free access to their products for a limited period of time during school closures… https://subscribe.firstnews.co.uk/free-downloadable-issue/

 

You could use the MyOn website, Read Theory or choose a book that you have at home.

 

Audible and Amazon are now offering free books to download.

 

David Walliams is giving away a free audiobook at 11am every weekday… https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

 

Sit down, relax and enjoy some DEAR time!

 

Health and Wellbeing

 

Take some time to visit the Health and Wellbeing section of the website https://www.walfordprimaryschool.co.uk/well-being/ where you will find a selection of stories to support children’s understanding as well as lots of wellbeing and mindfulness activities.

 

Please remember to upload/send your work to Showbie or alternatively, you can email me.

 

I look forward to seeing what you produce!

 

Best wishes

 

Mrs Nicholls

Friday, 26th June 2020

 

Good morning, Class 6!

 

I hope that you are all well. I was so impressed with all of the wonderful work that you completed yesterday. I hope that you are looking forward to another exciting day of learning.

 

FIRST TASK OF THE DAY

 

Go to the Homepage of the website (www.walfordprimaryschool.co.uk), look at the Twitter feed and read 'all tweets'.  Alternatively, ask your parents to help you by getting them to access school Twitter feed (@WalfordSchool).  

 

If you find something that makes you smile, remember to 'like' it by pressing the heart button.

 

Remember our E-safety rules… you do not need an account of your own.

 

Wake Up, Shake Up

 

For some excellent dance, mindfulness, yoga and all sorts of activities, visit Go Noodle… https://www.gonoodle.com

 

Don’t forget to follow this link to the BBC Supermovers website throughout the day where you can practise your English and Maths skills whilst keeping fit: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks2-collection/zr4ky9q

 

Send me any videos or pictures of you joining in!

 

Maths

 

SUMMER THEMED ACTIVITIES

 

Activity 1: Calculations Code Breaker

 

Solve the calculations and use the code breaker to spell out a summer-themed joke. The joke will read down the tables.

 

Use bar models to help you to find the fractions of amounts.

 

E.g. of 20

 

20

4

4

4

4

4

 

of 20 = 20 ÷ 5 = 4

of 20 = 4 x 2 = 8

 

Can you use the code on the sheet to write your own joke or message for a family member?

 

Activity 2: Colour by Calculation

Solve the calculations and then use the key to colour the Summer themed picture.

 

Activity 3: Summer Themed Co-ordinate Translations

Write the coordinates of the summer-themed objects. Translate them and write the new coordinates.

 

English

 

Kermit’s Travels

 

 

 

Use this picture for inspiration to carefully think and write a short paragraph about Kermit and his travels.

 

Try to include:

  • A passive sentence.
  • A colon to introduce a list.
  • Brackets for parenthesis.
  • A relative clause.
  • A plural possessive apostrophe.

 

Where will your writing take Kermit? I am looking forward to reading your ideas! Please share your paragraphs with me on Showbie or via email.

 

Creative Afternoon

 

Art - Paul Klee

 

‘The Goldfish’ 1925

 

 

Look at the picture.  What effect does the dark background have? There are lots of fish, how do you think the other fish feel about the goldfish? What makes the goldfish stand-out? What techniques you think Klee might have used to create the goldfish painting?

 

Read the following link with information about this picture http://www.artchive.com/1925/klee.html

 

If you have them, you could use wax crayons or oil pastels to cover the whole page in a mix of bright colours, then cover the page with black oil pastel so there’s no colour seen. Using a paperclip that has been unravelled, scratch at the page to make a shape and the colour will be revealed.  Remember to be safe when using this!

 

Alternatively, you could create a drawing with bright coloured wax crayon or oil pastels, where there are some white bits left. Using a black watercolour, brush over the page to create the background – the oil should resist the paint and show up.

 

If you don’t have any of these, simply using colouring pencils, felt tips, paints, sharpies, whatever you have to create colour!

 

We have been creating different types of art using Klee’s styles. Pick your favourite piece and tell me why your prefer it. Which was the easiest to create and why? Which has the nicest effect and what makes it good?

 

I look forward to seeing your finished pieces of art. Remember to send them to me on Showbie or via email.

 

Rewarding Reading

 

Throughout the day, make sure that you take some time out to enjoy a book!

 

 

BBC Bitesize Daily Book Club Reading Lessons

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zf8djhv?dm_t=0,0,0,0,0

 

BBC Bitesize have collated all of their Book Club Reading lessons into one place to make it easier for you to find them. There is a great selection of books for Year 1-6 accompanied by a range of activities.

 

Anthony Horowitz Read Along Videos: https://bit.ly/Walker_Books

 

Follow the link above to hear the author himself, Anthony Horowitz, read the chapters of Stormbreaker, the first Alex Rider novel! 

This read along series of videos last about 15-20 minutes each and really bring the written word and storytelling to life for young people.

 

First News

First News are creating free access to their products for a limited period of time during school closures… https://subscribe.firstnews.co.uk/free-downloadable-issue/

 

You could use the MyOn website, Read Theory or choose a book that you have at home.

 

Audible and Amazon are now offering free books to download.

 

David Walliams is giving away a free audiobook at 11am every weekday… https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

 

Follow this link to a story about staying home and keeping safe during the Coronavirus pandemic… https://www.andersenpress.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/STAYING_HOME_medium-res.pdf 

 

Sit down, relax and enjoy some DEAR time!

 

Health and Wellbeing

 

Take some time to visit the Health and Wellbeing section of the website https://www.walfordprimaryschool.co.uk/well-being/ where you will find a selection of stories to support children’s understanding as well as lots of wellbeing and mindfulness activities.

 

Please remember to upload/send your work to Showbie or alternatively, you can email me.

 

I look forward to seeing what you produce!

 

Best wishes

 

Mrs Nicholls

Thursday, 25th June 2020

 

Good morning, Class 6!

 

I hope that you are all well. I was so impressed with all of the wonderful work that you completed yesterday. I hope that you are looking forward to another exciting day of learning.

 

CLASS 6 ZOOM

 

Today is our class Zoom session at 2pm. Please let me know if you would like to join and I will send you the details. I look forward to seeing as many of you as possible later today!

 

 

FIRST TASK OF THE DAY

 

Go to the Homepage of the website (www.walfordprimaryschool.co.uk), look at the Twitter feed and read 'all tweets'.  Alternatively, ask your parents to help you by getting them to access school Twitter feed (@WalfordSchool).  

 

If you find something that makes you smile, remember to 'like' it by pressing the heart button.

 

Remember our E-safety rules… you do not need an account of your own.

 

Get Ready…

Your NEXT Herefordshire Virtual Games Challenge is here!

 

Come on, Class 6, let’s see how many entries we can get!

Who is going to be the first to send me their video and score?

 

 

Wake Up, Shake Up

 

For some excellent dance, mindfulness, yoga and all sorts of activities, visit Go Noodle… https://www.gonoodle.com

 

Don’t forget to follow this link to the BBC Supermovers website throughout the day where you can practise your English and Maths skills whilst keeping fit: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks2-collection/zr4ky9q

 

Send me any videos or pictures of you joining in!

 

Maths

Place Value Code Breaker

 

First, crack the codes to find the mystery numbers and then practice your rounding skills and test your Roman Numerals knowledge!

 

Challenge: Can you create a mystery number problem like this for a friend to solve?

 

 

English

 

William Shakespeare

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zb39vwx

 

William Shakespeare grew up in the town of Stratford-upon-Avon in Warwickshire. His family were rich so he went to a good school and grew up to be a playwright. He wrote different types of plays – histories, tragedies and comedies.

 

Watch the first video to learn more about William Shakespeare, including where he came from and how he became famous.

 

Complete the attached Reading Comprehension questions about William Shakespeare.

 

 

Creative Afternoon

 

Art - Paul Klee

 

‘Castle and Sun’ 1928

 

Look at the picture.  Can you tell what the painting is? What does it look like? What shapes can you see in the painting? How might Klee create art like this?

 

 

 

Klee used shapes to create the image of the castle and the sun. He also used colour – is that the colour of a real castle? Why would he use colours that aren’t real? 

 

Experiment with this, trying to create this style and your own castle by drawing around lots of cut-out 2d shapes, first with pencil. Once you’ve created a pencil drawing with lots of shapes, you could use a crayon or pen to draw the lines. Then  use pastels or paints to colour in the shapes.

 

I look forward to seeing your finished pieces of art. Remember to send them to me on Showbie or via email.

 

Rewarding Reading

 

Throughout the day, make sure that you take some time out to enjoy a book!

 

 

BBC Bitesize Daily Book Club Reading Lessons

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zf8djhv?dm_t=0,0,0,0,0

 

BBC Bitesize have collated all of their Book Club Reading lessons into one place to make it easier for you to find them. There is a great selection of books for Year 1-6 accompanied by a range of activities.

 

Anthony Horowitz Read Along Videos: https://bit.ly/Walker_Books

 

Follow the link above to hear the author himself, Anthony Horowitz, read the chapters of Stormbreaker, the first Alex Rider novel! 

This read along series of videos last about 15-20 minutes each and really bring the written word and storytelling to life for young people.

 

First News

First News are creating free access to their products for a limited period of time during school closures… https://subscribe.firstnews.co.uk/free-downloadable-issue/

 

You could use the MyOn website, Read Theory or choose a book that you have at home.

 

Audible and Amazon are now offering free books to download.

 

David Walliams is giving away a free audiobook at 11am every weekday… https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

 

Follow this link to a story about staying home and keeping safe during the Coronavirus pandemic… https://www.andersenpress.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/STAYING_HOME_medium-res.pdf 

 

Sit down, relax and enjoy some DEAR time!

 

Health and Wellbeing

 

Take some time to visit the Health and Wellbeing section of the website https://www.walfordprimaryschool.co.uk/well-being/ where you will find a selection of stories to support children’s understanding as well as lots of wellbeing and mindfulness activities.

 

Please remember to upload/send your work to Showbie or alternatively, you can email me.

 

I look forward to seeing what you produce!

 

Best wishes

 

Mrs Nicholls

Wednesday, 24th June 2020

 

Good morning, Class 6!

 

I hope that you are all well. I was so impressed with all of the wonderful work that you completed yesterday. I hope that you are looking forward to another exciting day of learning.

 

FIRST TASK OF THE DAY

 

Go to the Homepage of the website (www.walfordprimaryschool.co.uk), look at the Twitter feed and read 'all tweets'.  Alternatively, ask your parents to help you by getting them to access school Twitter feed (@WalfordSchool).  

 

If you find something that makes you smile, remember to 'like' it by pressing the heart button.

 

Remember our E-safety rules… you do not need an account of your own.

 

Get Ready…

Your NEXT Herefordshire Virtual Games Challenge is here!

 

 

Come on, Class 6, let’s see how many entries we can get!

Who is going to be the first to send me their video and score?

 

 

Wake Up, Shake Up

 

Visit Joe Wicks’ YouTube channel from 9am for a daily PE lesson to get you moving, and feeling energised… https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

 

If you fancy something different: for some excellent dance, mindfulness, yoga and all sorts of activities, visit Go Noodle… https://www.gonoodle.com

 

Don’t forget to follow this link to the BBC Supermovers website throughout the day where you can practise your English and Maths skills whilst keeping fit: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks2-collection/zr4ky9q

 

Send me any videos or pictures of you joining in!

 

Maths

 

Ice Cream Maths Challenge

 

Did you know?

The ice cream cone was invented at the 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis. Previously, ice cream had only been eaten with bowls and spoons but the invention of the cone enabled people to eat ice cream on the move.

 

Challenge

The ice cream stall sells chocolate, peach, mint, lemon, strawberry and vanilla flavour ice cream.

 

What combinations can be created for a double cone?

 

Be sure to work systematically and record your solutions in an order. How will you know once you have found all the possibilities?

 

Use the space on the attached sheet for your working out.

 

Challenge: What combinations can be created for a triple cone?

 

English

 

National Writing Day Challenge

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zw4q4xs

 

The 24/7 Challenge

It’s National Writing Day today and the aim is to get everyone writing creatively!

 

There are just three rules:

 

1. You are going to write a brilliant 24-word short story.

2. Your story must start with the words ‘One day’.

3. You will write it in just 7 minutes!

 

 

It’s a challenge, but don’t worry – this lesson will guide you step by step so you’re ready to make the most of those precious 7 minutes!

Learn

 

Parenthesis is a useful tool to write stories. Watch the video to learn all about parenthesis.

 

Check your understanding of parenthesis by tackling the activity. Highlight the words that should be in brackets.

 

Metaphors and similes can also bring your writing to life. If you need a reminder of metaphors and similes, watch the video.

 

What is a metaphor?

 

A metaphor is a word or a phrase used to describe something as if it were something else:

 

For example, a wave of terror washed over him.

 

The terror isn't actually a wave, but a wave is a good way of describing the feeling.

 

Jess is dynamite.

 

She's not made of dynamite, but it's a way to explain how exciting she is.

 

What is a simile?

 

A simile describes something by comparing it to something else, using like or as:

 

The snake moved like a ripple on a pond.

 

It was as slippery as an eel.

 

Jess is as graceful as a gazelle.

 

Try using metaphors and similes to make your own poetry or other writing more descriptive and interesting.

 

Get writing!

 

Before you get started, listen to some advice from childrens' author
Frank Cottrell-Boyce.

 

Activity 1, Part 1: 'One day…'

Make a list of all the times when something in your life changed for the better.

It could be anything - the day your sibling was born, the day your tooth fell out and you got a pound, the day you met your best friend… let your memory roam free!

 

Now, make a separate list of 4 or 5 objects that you think of as valuable or precious.

 

The objects you choose can be anything! They might be valuable (like a crown) or things that are specifically precious to you (like a photograph of you and a relative).

 

Next, think about your chosen objects and what makes them special.

 

For example, a crown is shiny and beautiful, it glitters in the sun, it makes you feel like a queen or a king!

 

Part 2: Play with your ideas

 

Play around with interesting sentences, which are made from a combination of the things that changed for the better, things that you think are precious and metaphors or similes. Start with the words ‘One day’. For example:

 

One day I met my best friend and we glittered in the sun.

 

One day my brother was born, and the world was shiny and beautiful.

 

One day my tooth fell out and the pound under my pillow made me feel like a king.

 

Activity 2: Flesh out your writing

 

It might be the case that you really like one of the lines you’ve written.

 

In this case, take that line, add to it and edit it for only 7 minutes.

 

Don't worry when you time yourself, this isn't the full challenge yet!

 

For example, the line:

 

One day I met my best friend and we glittered in the sun.

 

Might turn into:

 

One day I met my best friend and we glittered in the sun. Our fun sparkled like a summer sea lapping against the shore.

 

But what if you like lots of your ideas?

 

You might find that you really like the combination of different lines that you’ve written.

 

Try turning those into a poem or very short story instead. You’ll have to be very precise about what words you use!

 

For example:

 

One day my friend glittered in the sun, my baby brother made the world shine, and a small coin built me a sweet kingdom.

 

Super Challenge

Can you include parenthesis within your 24/7 challenge?

 

Top tip!

Remember, don’t be afraid to make mistakes! When we’re writing creatively, we can be as experimental as we like. Explore new vocabulary, unusual grammar or phrases.

 

Activity 3: Challenge time!

 

Now you’re ready to take on the 24/7 challenge!

 

You’re going to use the ideas you came up with in Activity 2 to create your own brilliant short story!

 

Have a look at this image:

 

 

 

Imagine ‘One day’ in the life of this astronaut. First, note your ideas down.

 

Can you write a 24/7 short story or poem about ‘one day’ in this astronaut’s life?

 

Remember to use the rules of the 24/7 Challenge! For example:

 

One day, something blinked above me. I grabbed my telescope (rapidly like a cheetah). Looking intently… Attached to a moon-balloon, an astronaut drifted by!

 

Great work!

 

Well done for having a go at the 24/7 National Writing Day writing challenge!

 

Make sure you send me your work on Showbie or via email so that I can share it using the hashtags #247challenge and #NationalWritingDay.

 

For more ideas and activities to celebrate National Writing Day, visit https://literacytrust.org.uk/about-us/national-writing-day-24-june-2020/

 

 

Creative Afternoon

 

Art - Paul Klee

 

‘Cat and Bird’ 1928

 

 

Follow the link below where you will find a Cat and Bird book based on the drawings of Paul Klee. 

 

What do you notice about the illustrations in particular? 

What shapes are used? 

What colours are used? 

Is there are moral to the story?

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ZoWLtsS-3s

 

https://www.slideshare.net/AliceFernndz/paul-klee-28367606?next_slideshow=1

 

Have a go at creating your own now! You could draw and then colour or paint it, or you could create one similar to the cut out image below.  Make sure the bird’s image is engraved in the cat’s memory, completely, forever.

 

 

I look forward to seeing your finished pieces of art. Remember to send them to me on Showbie or via email.

 

 

Rewarding Reading

 

Throughout the day, make sure that you take some time out to enjoy a book!

 

BBC Bitesize Daily Book Club Reading Lessons

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zf8djhv?dm_t=0,0,0,0,0

 

BBC Bitesize have collated all of their Book Club Reading lessons into one place to make it easier for you to find them. There is a great selection of books for Year 1-6 accompanied by a range of activities.

 

Anthony Horowitz Read Along Videos: https://bit.ly/Walker_Books

 

Follow the link above to hear the author himself, Anthony Horowitz, read the chapters of Stormbreaker, the first Alex Rider novel! 

This read along series of videos last about 15-20 minutes each and really bring the written word and storytelling to life for young people.

 

First News

First News are creating free access to their products for a limited period of time during school closures… https://subscribe.firstnews.co.uk/free-downloadable-issue/

 

You could use the MyOn website, Read Theory or choose a book that you have at home.

 

Audible and Amazon are now offering free books to download.

 

David Walliams is giving away a free audiobook at 11am every weekday… https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

 

Sit down, relax and enjoy some DEAR time!

 

Health and Wellbeing

 

Take some time to visit the Health and Wellbeing section of the website https://www.walfordprimaryschool.co.uk/well-being/ where you will find a selection of stories to support children’s understanding as well as lots of wellbeing and mindfulness activities.

 

Please remember to upload/send your work to Showbie or alternatively, you can email me.

 

I look forward to seeing what you produce!

 

Best wishes

 

Mrs Nicholls

Tuesday, 23rd June 2020

 

Good morning, Class 6!

 

I hope that you are all well. I was so impressed with all of the wonderful work that you completed yesterday. I hope that you are looking forward to another exciting day of learning.

 

FIRST TASK OF THE DAY

 

Go to the Homepage of the website (www.walfordprimaryschool.co.uk), look at the Twitter feed and read 'all tweets'.  Alternatively, ask your parents to help you by getting them to access school Twitter feed (@WalfordSchool).  

 

If you find something that makes you smile, remember to 'like' it by pressing the heart button.

 

Remember our E-safety rules… you do not need an account of your own.

 

Get Ready…

Your NEXT Herefordshire Virtual Games Challenge is here!

 

 

Come on, Class 6, let’s see how many entries we can get!

Who is going to be the first to send me their video and score?

 

 

Wake Up, Shake Up

 

For some excellent dance, mindfulness, yoga and all sorts of activities, visit Go Noodle… https://www.gonoodle.com

 

Don’t forget to follow this link to the BBC Supermovers website throughout the day where you can practise your English and Maths skills whilst keeping fit: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks2-collection/zr4ky9q

 

Send me any videos or pictures of you joining in!

 

Maths

 

Calculate the Area of a Triangle

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z6bq4xs

 

If you know how to calculate the areas of a rectangle (base x height), you can find the area of a triangle with no problems! The area of a triangle is always half the area of a rectangle that has the same height and width. This is because a triangle can always fit into a rectangle twice, no matter the shape or the triangle. Watch the video, which helpfully sums this up!

 

 

 

So the formula we could use to find the area of a triangle is:

 

(base x height) ÷ 2

 

You can also write the formula as:

 

½ x base x height

 

They both give you the same answer since multiplying by a half is the same as dividing by 2.

 

Example 1

 

 

Use the formula ½ x base x height to find the area of the triangle above.

First, let’s multiply the measurements for the base and height together:

 

12 x 12 = 144

 

Now, let’s multiply that by ½:

 

144 x ½ = 72m2

 

So the area of the triangle is 72m2

 

Example 2

 

 

The height of this triangle is 7cm and the base is 10cm.

 

Always be careful that you are looking at the correct measurement for the height – the longest side of the triangle is not the same as the height!

 

Now use the formula (base x height) ÷ 2 to find the area of the triangle.

 

First, let’s multiply the base and the height:

 

7 x 10 = 70cm

 

Now divide by 2:

 

70 ÷ 2 = 35cm2

 

Example 3

 

 

 

The height of this triangle is 5cm and the base is 8cm.

 

Use the formula (base x height) ÷ 2 to find the area of the triangle:

 

5 x 8 = 40cm (base x height)

 

40 ÷ 2 = 20cm2

 

The area of the triangle is 20cm2

 

Activity 1: Practise what you have learnt with the two interactive activities from BBC Bitesize.

 

Activity 2: Further your understanding and have a go at working out the area of some more triangles with this interactive guide: https://static.mymaths.co.uk/xml/player/v2.2.9/build/index.html?contentPath=../../../en/conversion/shape/area_and_perimeter/area_of_a_triangle_lesson

 

English

 

Analysing and Performing Scripts

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z69q4xs

 

Plays are written to be performed. A script is a written version of the play. Watch the first clip to understand the basic structure of a play script.

 

Scripts

Scripts are written in scenes. Each scene has a title, a description of when and where it’s set, as well as the characters that appear.

 

Dialogue (speech)

In most writing, speech punctuation is used to show when a character is speaking. In a script, you just write the dialogue (what the character is saying) without any speech punctuation.

 

The character name goes on the left, followed by a colon (:). What the character is saying goes to the right of this.

 

For example: Mick: I want to be a dancer.

 

Stage Directions

A script doesn’t just list the characters’ lines, it also gives details of how an actor should say them and what they are doing in each scene. For example, stage directions will tell you how a character moves, or what they would be doing with an object.

 

Stage directions can be written in brackets before or within the dialogue. They can also be written below the dialogue.

 

Now, watch the video for some top tips on performing a play script.

 

Performing a Script

When you’re performing in a play, you can change the way you speck and move to make the character believable and more interesting to watch.

 

Plays can have lots of different genres, from drama to comedies to tragedies, so the audience might laugh, cry or even stay silent because the action is so tense.

 

Watch the next video to learn how scripts are written for TV shows.

 

The show not tell rule is particularly important. This rule means you don't say what is happening or how a character is feeling directly. Instead, you show something visually through a dialogue or stage directions.

 

For example, if a character is scared…

 

  • In a story, you might write:

 

Susan hesitated. Her breath quickened and her hand began to tremble.

 

  • In A script, you might write this as a stage direction:

 

Susan hesitates. Her breath quickens and her hand begins to tremble.

 

OR

 

Susan: (whispering) I don’t think we should go in there… we don’t know what we might find.

 

Activity 1: Watch the video about Robert Falcon Scott’s adventure to the South Pole. Can you extend the story with a script?

 

Think carefully about:

  • What might happen next
  • The key features of a play script
  • Stage directions to make the scene exciting

 

Top Tip!

Stage directions can tell the character what actions they must perform or how to say the dialogue (shouting, whispering, etc.).

 

Activity 2: Go back to the Robert Falcon Scott script from Activity 1. Imagine you are going on an expedition and write a script about getting to your destination. It could be a mountain, an ancient city or anywhere else that you can imagine.

 

Super Challenge

Once you’ve written your script, have a go at performing it.

 

If you can, practise with a member of your family.

 

Top Tips!

  • Speak clearly and confidently.
  • Use your voice in different ways to emphasise the point in each line. You might change the volume, tone or speed of your voice.
  • Get into character by changing your body language to suit them (e.g. walk slowly, if you’re playing an old man).
  • Use the stage directions in the script to make sure each scene is interesting.

 

Activity 3

 

  1. Think about your favourite TV show and its characters.
  2. Decide on a setting and a scenario. Where is this scene and what is the drama (e.g. a park or a library)?
  3. Write a script for your favourite TV show within the scene you have decided upon.

 

As you write, think about:

  • How do the characters talk to one another?
  • How can I show conflict or drama in the scene?
  • What are my characters thinking and feeling?
  • How can I show thoughts and feelings through dialogue (using ‘show not tell’)?

 

Remember to send me your completed scripts via Showbie or email. You could even send a mini-recording of you performing your scripts!

 

Creative Afternoon

 

Art - Paul Klee

 

 

Take the pencil for a walk! 

The ‘Senecio’ (1922) Challenge

 

Fancy a challenge? Time yourself to do a continuous line drawing of a face for 30 seconds only. The only rule is you cannot take your pencil off the paper! You can go back over lines you have drawn or create new lines, but no lifting that pencil up!  

 

How far did you get? Now have a go for 45 seconds, then a minute, and so on.   Remember it is not about finishing it quickly, but having all the detail.  

 

Finally, colour the picture using a colour palette like Paul Klee, choosing warm, cold or neutral colours.

 

Want to go further now you have had a go at slightly abstract pictures? Use his ‘Senecio’ picture (above and attached) and create your own version. Colour it in or paint it.

 

I look forward to seeing your finished pieces of art. Remember to send them to me on Showbie or via email.

 

 

Music

 

HELLO MUSIC MAESTROS! Welcome to another fabulous week of MUSIC.

 

The Butterfly Song- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C41tLOxjmQg

 

Following on from last week’s activities with art, this week we are focusing on The Butterfly Song. You will need to watch the video so you can learn the lyrics to the song and also have a go at singing and/or playing different parts. There are some brilliant activities to try out too! Enjoy.

 

Performing

Perform confidently and accurately on your own or with a group of other people.

  1. Learn the song, following instructions above.
  2. Try clapping the rhythm of the word, ‘grayling’ (gray-ling; minim-crotchet)
  3. If you have a keyboard or tuned instrument, learn to play the introduction (F G A)
  4. Play the notes to the rhythm of the word, ‘grayling’ (F F G G A A G G). This pattern also fits with the first two lines of part 1 (‘Butterfly tell me where you come from, butterfly tell me where do you go?’) and part 2 (‘Colour my wings like yours and I’ll fly to you, soft as silk and lighter than air’)
  5. Experiment by playing these notes (F G A) with other rhythms such as, ‘swallow tail’ and ‘painted lady’ and play along at the appropriate place in the video. Can you sing and play at the same time?!

 

Design Your Own Butterfly

Following on from our music and artwork last week, you can design your own butterfly now you have sung and played about many types.

Fold a piece of A4 paper in half and across the centre of the paper where the fold is, draw one butterfly wing. Cut around your drawing then fold the paper out and you will have both wings. Colour your butterfly like one you have seen flying in your garden.

 

Note to parents, carers and teaching colleagues:

We recommend that YouTube videos are reviewed before children access them as, occasionally, inappropriate comments may be posted after we’ve viewed them.

 

 

Rewarding Reading

 

Throughout the day, make sure that you take some time out to enjoy a book!

 

BBC Bitesize Daily Book Club Reading Lessons

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zf8djhv?dm_t=0,0,0,0,0

 

BBC Bitesize have collated all of their Book Club Reading lessons into one place to make it easier for you to find them. There is a great selection of books for Year 1-6 accompanied by a range of activities.

 

Anthony Horowitz Read Along Videos: https://bit.ly/Walker_Books

 

Follow the link above to hear the author himself, Anthony Horowitz, read the chapters of Stormbreaker, the first Alex Rider novel! 

This read along series of videos last about 15-20 minutes each and really bring the written word and storytelling to life for young people.

 

First News

First News are creating free access to their products for a limited period of time during school closures… https://subscribe.firstnews.co.uk/free-downloadable-issue/

 

You could use the MyOn website, Read Theory or choose a book that you have at home.

 

Audible and Amazon are now offering free books to download.

 

David Walliams is giving away a free audiobook at 11am every weekday… https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

 

Follow this link to a story about staying home and keeping safe during the Coronavirus pandemic… https://www.andersenpress.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/STAYING_HOME_medium-res.pdf 

 

Sit down, relax and enjoy some DEAR time!

 

Health and Wellbeing

 

Take some time to visit the Health and Wellbeing section of the website https://www.walfordprimaryschool.co.uk/well-being/ where you will find a selection of stories to support children’s understanding as well as lots of wellbeing and mindfulness activities.

 

Please remember to upload/send your work to Showbie or alternatively, you can email me.

 

I look forward to seeing what you produce!

 

Best wishes

 

Mrs Nicholls

Monday, 22nd June 2020

Good morning, Class 6!

 

I hope that you are all well, and that you had a lovely weekend. I was so impressed with all of the wonderful work that you completed at home last week. I hope that you are looking forward to another exciting week of learning.

 

FIRST TASK OF THE DAY

 

Go to the Homepage of the website (www.walfordprimaryschool.co.uk), look at the Twitter feed and read 'all tweets'.  Alternatively, ask your parents to help you by getting them to access school Twitter feed (@WalfordSchool).  

 

If you find something that makes you smile, remember to 'like' it by pressing the heart button.

 

Remember our E-safety rules… you do not need an account of your own.

 

Get Ready…

Your NEXT Herefordshire Virtual Games Challenge is here!

 

 

Come on, Class 6, let’s see how many entries we can get!

Who is going to be the first to send me their video and score?

 

 

Wake Up, Shake Up

 

Visit Joe Wicks’ YouTube channel from 9am for a daily PE lesson to get you moving, and feeling energised… https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

 

If you fancy something different: for some excellent dance, mindfulness, yoga and all sorts of activities, visit Go Noodle… https://www.gonoodle.com

 

Don’t forget to follow this link to the BBC Supermovers website throughout the day where you can practise your English and Maths skills whilst keeping fit: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks2-collection/zr4ky9q

 

Send me any videos or pictures of you joining in!

 

Maths

 

Perimeter and Area of Rectilinear Shapes

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/znt3hcw

 

rectilinear shape is a shape that has lots of sides that meet at right angles. They normally look like two or more rectangles that have been joined together.

 

Watch the video on finding the perimeter of a rectilinear shape when you don't know the length of every side.

 

Perimeter of rectilinear shapes

 

The perimeter of a shape is the distance around the outside. How would you find the perimeter of this rectilinear shape?

 

 

 

Step 1: Find the lengths of the missing sides. Look at the values of the lines parallel to the missing lengths.

 

 

 

The missing sides have been labelled A and B on the diagram above.

 

  • A is parallel to the 10 cm and 4 cm side. If you put A and the 4 cm line together, it would be the same length as the 10 cm line. You could write this as 4 cm + A = 10 cm. We can solve this to find that A = 6 cm
  • B is parallel to the 5 cm and 3 cm line. If you put them both together, they would be the same length as B. So 5 cm + 3 cm = B. Therefore, B = 8 cm.

 

Step 2: Add up all the sides to find the perimeter.

4 cm + 5 cm + 8 cm + 10 cm + 3 cm + 6 cm = 36 cm

 

Area of rectilinear shapes

 

Area is the amount of 'space' occupied by a 2D shape. How would you find out the area of a rectilinear shape?

 

 

 

 

Step 1: Find the missing lengths using the parallel line logic.

 

A: 12cm – 7cm = 5cm

 

B: 10cm – 6cm = 4cm

 

 

Step 2: Split the rectilinear shape into two separate rectangles.

 

 

Step 3: Find the area of both rectangles making sure you’re using the correct measurements for the new, smaller rectangles.
 

A: 10 cm x 5 cm = 50 cm²

 

B: 7cm x 6 cm = 42 cm²

 

Step 4: Add the two areas together to find the total area of the rectilinear shape.

 

50 cm² + 42 cm² = 92 cm²

 

Activity 1 & 2: Complete the two attached worksheets.

 

 

English

 

Fake News

 

 

Today, we will learn the meaning of ‘fake news’ and understand the importance of knowing the difference between what is fake news and what it real news. We will look at identifying what is fake news and what is real news.

 

Read through the attached presentation to learn more. Use the attached worksheet to accompany the activities as you read through the information. This will help you to organise your ideas in preparation for the writing task.

 

Writing Task

 

Based on what you have learnt, write an article for an imaginary school newspaper or magazine, explaining why it is important to know the difference between fake news and real news.

 

Make sure that you include:

  • What real news is
  • What fake news is
  • Why it is important to be critical of what we see

 

I look forward to reading your articles. Please send me your finished work on Showbie or via email.

 

Creative Afternoon

 

Art - Paul Klee

 

 

This afternoon, we will investigate the artist Paul Klee.

 

Who was Paul Klee? 

What was his art like? 

What colours did he use?

Where was he from? 

How many pictures did he draw/paint?

 

Your challenge is to investigate the life of Paul Klee. Below are some links to support this.  Find out all about his life and his art, including his colour choices and styles of art then use these to create a fact file, a poster, a video or any other format you think best displays the information. 

 

Make sure you gather a variety of facts and examples of his work, as you will be using these as the basis of your art for the next week!

 

http://vimeo.com/43838365

https://www.tate.org.uk/art/artists/paul-klee-1417/a-z-paul-klee

https://kids.kiddle.co/Paul_Klee

 

I look forward to seeing your finished presentations. Remember to send them to me on Showbie or via email.

 

Rewarding Reading

 

Throughout the day, make sure that you take some time out to enjoy a book!

 

 

BBC Bitesize Daily Book Club Reading Lessons

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zf8djhv?dm_t=0,0,0,0,0

 

BBC Bitesize have collated all of their Book Club Reading lessons into one place to make it easier for you to find them. There is a great selection of books for Year 1-6 accompanied by a range of activities.

 

Anthony Horowitz Read Along Videos: https://bit.ly/Walker_Books

 

Follow the link above to hear the author himself, Anthony Horowitz, read the chapters of Stormbreaker, the first Alex Rider novel! 

This read along series of videos last about 15-20 minutes each and really bring the written word and storytelling to life for young people.

 

First News

First News are creating free access to their products for a limited period of time during school closures… https://subscribe.firstnews.co.uk/free-downloadable-issue/

 

You could use the MyOn website, Read Theory or choose a book that you have at home.

 

Audible and Amazon are now offering free books to download.

 

David Walliams is giving away a free audiobook at 11am every weekday… https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

 

Follow this link to a story about staying home and keeping safe during the Coronavirus pandemic… https://www.andersenpress.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/STAYING_HOME_medium-res.pdf 

 

Sit down, relax and enjoy some DEAR time!

 

Health and Wellbeing

 

Take some time to visit the Health and Wellbeing section of the website https://www.walfordprimaryschool.co.uk/well-being/ where you will find a selection of stories to support children’s understanding as well as lots of wellbeing and mindfulness activities.

 

Please remember to upload/send your work to Showbie or alternatively, you can email me.

 

I look forward to seeing what you produce!

 

Best wishes

 

Mrs Nicholls

Friday, 19th June 2020

 

Good morning, Class 6!

 

I hope that you are all well, and enjoyed yesterday’s home learning tasks. I have been so impressed with all of the wonderful work that you have completed so far this week. I hope that you are looking forward to another exciting day of learning.

 

 

FIRST TASK OF THE DAY

 

Go to the Homepage of the website (www.walfordprimaryschool.co.uk), look at the Twitter feed and read 'all tweets'.  Alternatively, ask your parents to help you by getting them to access school Twitter feed (@WalfordSchool).  

 

If you find something that makes you smile, remember to 'like' it by pressing the heart button.

 

Remember our E-safety rules… you do not need an account of your own.

 

Get Ready…

Your NEXT Herefordshire Virtual Games Challenge is here!

 

 

Come on, Class 6, let’s see how many entries we can get!

Who is going to be the first to send me their video and score?

 

Wake Up, Shake Up

 

Visit Joe Wicks’ YouTube channel from 9am for a daily PE lesson to get you moving, and feeling energised… https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

 

If you fancy something different: for some excellent dance, mindfulness, yoga and all sorts of activities, visit Go Noodle… https://www.gonoodle.com

 

Don’t forget to follow this link to the BBC Supermovers website throughout the day where you can practise your English and Maths skills whilst keeping fit: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks2-collection/zr4ky9q

 

Send me any videos or pictures of you joining in!

 

Maths

 

Time Challenge

 

 

Cut out the cards on the attached sheet and place them in order of length of time. If you don’t have a printer, you could draw your own timeline and place them on it.

 

Think about each one carefully. You may need to research some things, for example the length of Queen Victoria’s reign or the women’s marathon world record.

 

Send me pictures of your timelines on Showbie or via email.

 

 

English

The River By Valerie Bloom

This week is Drowning Prevention and Water Safety Week.

 

Read The River by Valerie Bloom, which you will find on the attached sheet. How do you think this poem can relate to water safety?

 

The last verse of Valerie Bloom’s poem reminds us that a river can be dangerous.

 

Your task today is to write a poem about a river or another body of water, e.g. the sea, a lake, a canal.

 

You could choose to write a haiku, limerick, clerihew, narrative or free verse poem.

 

I will be looking for all of the techniques that we have been learning about this week:

  • Similes
  • Metaphor
  • Personification
  • Hyperbole
  • Alliteration
  • Onomatopoeia

Visit https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/explorers/learning-from-home/water-safety where you will find a variety of activities linked to water safety.

 

 

Creative Afternoon

Persuasive Poster – SAVE OUR RAINFORESTS

 

 

Throughout the week, you have learned a lot about the rainforests and why they are so important to animals and plants that live there as well as people all over the world!

 

Today, your mission is to create a persuasive poster to show people how we can SAVE OUR RAINFORESTS!

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p003vpd7 Watch this short clip to remind you of our wonderful rainforests and why we must protect them.

 

One of the big issues that our rainforests are facing is the increased rate of deforestation… there are many reasons for this:

  • Creating fields for farming cattle or growing crops.
  • Producing wood to make furniture.
  • Producing wood pulp to make paper.
  • Creating space for housing.

 

Here is a time lapse of a rainforest in Bolivia, which shows just how destructive deforestation can be… https://vimeo.com/4132707

 

But what can we do?

  • Buy certified wood products.
  • Use recycled paper or scrap paper.
  • Cut down on printing.
  • Buy soy products from sustainable sources.

 

When creating your poster, think about:

  • A catchy slogan, e.g. Rescue our Rainforests
  • Ways that we can save our rainforests.
  • Colour.
  • Images to make it exciting (need to be relevant).

 

I look forward to seeing what you produce. Please send me your completed posters on Showbie or via email!

 

Rewarding Reading

 

Throughout the day, make sure that you take some time out to enjoy a book!

 

BBC Bitesize Daily Book Club Reading Lessons

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zf8djhv?dm_t=0,0,0,0,0

 

BBC Bitesize has collated all of their Book Club Reading lessons into one place to make it easier for you to find them. There is a great selection of books for Year 1-6 accompanied by a range of activities.

 

Anthony Horowitz Read Along Videos: https://bit.ly/Walker_Books

 

Follow the link above to hear the author himself, Anthony Horowitz, read the chapters of Stormbreaker, the first Alex Rider novel! 

This read along series of videos last about 15-20 minutes each and really bring the written word and storytelling to life for young people.

 

 

First News

First News are creating free access to their products for a limited period of time during school closures… https://subscribe.firstnews.co.uk/free-downloadable-issue/

 

You could use the MyOn website, Read Theory or choose a book that you have at home.

 

Audible and Amazon are now offering free books to download.

 

David Walliams is giving away a free audiobook at 11am every weekday… https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

 

Follow this link to a story about staying home and keeping safe during the Coronavirus pandemic… https://www.andersenpress.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/STAYING_HOME_medium-res.pdf 

 

Sit down, relax and enjoy some DEAR time!

 

Health and Wellbeing

 

Take some time to visit the Health and Wellbeing section of the website https://www.walfordprimaryschool.co.uk/well-being/ where you will find a selection of stories to support children’s understanding as well as lots of wellbeing and mindfulness activities.

 

Please remember to upload/send your work to Showbie or alternatively, you can email me.

 

I look forward to seeing what you produce!

 

Best wishes

 

Mrs Nicholls

Thursday, 18th June 2020

Good morning, Class 6!

 

I hope that you are all well, and enjoyed yesterday’s home learning tasks. I have been so impressed with all of the wonderful work that you have completed so far this week. I hope that you are looking forward to another exciting day of learning.

 

TRANSITION ZOOM

 

Today is our Transition Zoom session at 2pm with Mrs Clarke from JKHS. I look forward to seeing you all later today!

 

 

FIRST TASK OF THE DAY

 

Go to the Homepage of the website (www.walfordprimaryschool.co.uk), look at the Twitter feed and read 'all tweets'.  Alternatively, ask your parents to help you by getting them to access school Twitter feed (@WalfordSchool).  

 

If you find something that makes you smile, remember to 'like' it by pressing the heart button.

 

Remember our E-safety rules… you do not need an account of your own.

 

Get Ready…

Your NEXT Herefordshire Virtual Games Challenge is here!

 

 

Come on, Class 6, let’s see how many entries we can get!

Who is going to be the first to send me their video and score?

 

Wake Up, Shake Up

 

Visit Joe Wicks’ YouTube channel from 9am for a daily PE lesson to get you moving, and feeling energised… https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

 

If you fancy something different: for some excellent dance, mindfulness, yoga and all sorts of activities, visit Go Noodle… https://www.gonoodle.com

 

Don’t forget to follow this link to the BBC Supermovers website throughout the day where you can practise your English and Maths skills whilst keeping fit: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks2-collection/zr4ky9q

 

Send me any videos or pictures of you joining in!

 

Maths

 

Converting Between Miles and Kilometres

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zypy6g8

 

In the United Kingdom, miles are often used to measure distance. However, most places in the world use kilometres.

 

Miles are imperial measures while kilometres are metric. To recap on imperial and metric measurements, have a look at the guides on 'Length and distance' by following this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z4nsgk7

 

When abroad, you may find the need to convert kilometres into miles so that you can understand how far you are travelling in a measurement that you are used to.

 

When converting between miles and kilometres and vice versa, you need to remember these useful conversions:

 

 

The symbol that looks like a wiggly equals sign  means approximately.

 

When you are converting, you have to remember to multiply both sides by the same number. Knowing your times tables will come in handy with these conversions.

 

Now let's take a look at some examples.

 

Example 1: Convert kilometres to miles

 

What is 32km in miles?

 

  • Step 1: Look at the conversion table again. 5 miles ≈ 8km will be the easiest one to use since 32 is a larger number.

 

  • Step 2: Look at the relationship between 8km and 32km. Think about what you multiply by 8 to make 32. You multiply by 4.

 

 

  • Step 3: Both lengths have to be multiplied by the same number. If you have multiplied 8km by 4 to make 32km, you have to multiply 5 miles by 4 as well to find out the conversion.

 

5 miles x 4 = 20 miles

 

 

 

So 32 kilometres is approximately 20 miles.

 

Example 2: Convert miles to kilometres

 

What is 30 miles in kilometres?

  • Step 1: Look at the conversion table again. 5 miles ≈ 8km will be the easiest one to use since 30 is a larger number.
  • Step 2: Look at the relationship between 5 miles and 30 miles - you multiply 5 by 6 to make 30.

 

 

  • Step 3: Multiply both lengths by the same number to find out the conversion.

 

8km x 6 = 48km

 

 

So 30 miles is approximately 48 kilometres.

 

Activity 1: Miles and kilometres

First, work through Chapters 1 and 2 of this interactive activity. Remember to use the conversion table to help you to convert between miles and kilometres.

https://static.mymaths.co.uk/xml/player/v2.2.9/build/index.html?contentPath=../../../en/conversion/shape/converting_units/imperial_measures_lesson

 

Activity 2: Convert between miles and kilometres

Use your knowledge of converting between miles and kilometres to solve the problems on the attached worksheet

 

Activity 3: Converting between miles and kilometres

Put your knowledge of converting between miles and kilometres to the test by completing the attached worksheet. Use the information on the worksheet to help you to answer the questions using the method provided.

 

 

English

Writing Narrative Poems

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zy4csk7

 

A free verse poem is different to lots of other poems, as it has no set rhyme or rhythm. Instead, they follow the natural rhythms of speech. Watch the first video to understand how free verse poems are different from lots of other types of poem.

 

Narrative poems

Narrative means story and a narrative poem tells a story. Lots of poems are mainly about thoughts and feelings, so this is a key difference.

 

Many poems don’t have a narrative because they are often just about thoughts and feelings, instead of a story!

 

Key features of narrative poems

  • In a narrative poem, a story is told, but there is also rhythm and rhyme.
  • Rhythm and rhyme give the narrative energy so that it is more exciting.
  • Some narrative poems also contain repetition to add rhythm and make it more predictable.

Watch the next video to learn more about narrative poems.

 

Are narrative and free verse poems the same?

  • Free verse and narrative poems can sometimes seem similar, but they are not the same.
  • One key difference is that narrative poems often include some poetic devices such as rhyming, rhythm (by counting syllables) or repetition.

 

Stanzas

A stanza is a group of lines within a poem. A stanza is similar to a paragraph. Just like a paragraph, they contain related information and introduce new thoughts or ideas.

 

Key features of stanzas

  • Poems can contain a number of stanzas. They are separated by missing a line.
  • Like all poems, stanzas can rhyme, but they do not have to.

 

Activity 1

Check your understanding. Listen to the two poems below. Can you identify which poem is a free verse poem and which is a narrative poem?

 

Poem 1 – First Day at School by Roger McGough https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/english-ks2-roger-mcgough-talking-poetry/zmqf2sg

 

Poem 2: - Chocolate Cake by Michael Rosen https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zp9b4wx

 

Super challenge

Write down some of your ideas about each poem:

  • what you enjoyed
  • what you would improve
  • examples of repetition
  • examples of rhyming
  • explain why one of the poems is a free verse poem

 

Activity 2

It’s your turn! Write your very own narrative poem OR free verse poem.

 

Top tip!

If you can’t think of a subject to write about, or would like to see an example of free verse and narrative poems, have a look at this sheet.

 

Remember:

  • A free verse poem has no rhyme, rhythm or repetition.
  • A narrative poem tells a story, but it has rhythm, rhyme and repetition – just like a poem.
  • Separate each new idea by using stanzas.
  • It’s ok to make mistakes! Experimenting with words, editing and redrafting are all part of the writing process.

 

Activity 3

Once you have written your awesome free verse or narrative poem, try performing it to a member of your family or a friend.

For tips on how to perform poems in an interesting or exciting way, watch the final video.

 

Don’t forget to send me your poems. It would be great to see some videos of you performing them too!

 

Creative Afternoon

Animal Talk

For the staff at Chester Zoo, talking to visitors about their animals and conservation work is very important. It means they can share lots of stories and get people to think about conservation and how they can get involved.

 

Your task this afternoon is to research a rainforest animal and produce a ‘talk’ like you would experience if you visited Chester Zoo.

 

Watch one of the videos below as an example. You may wish to make some notes as you go to help inform your own talk.

 

Tree kangaroo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0LVn01EScOY&feature=youtu.be

 

Sumatran tiger

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eEHtecRQ57Q&feature=youtu.be

 

Parson’s chameleon

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qgKnBdYkqKM&feature=youtu.be

 

Sulawesi macaques

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ohb78U1HyOI&feature=youtu.be

 

Using the attached guide from Chester Zoo, create your own animal talk! Once you have planned and written it, record your animal talk and send it to me on Showbie or via email. I wonder if the next David Attenborough is in our class…

 

I look forward to seeing what you produce!

 

Rewarding Reading

 

Throughout the day, make sure that you take some time out to enjoy a book!

 

Anthony Horowitz Read Along Videos: https://bit.ly/Walker_Books

 

Follow the link above to hear the author himself, Anthony Horowitz, read the chapters of Stormbreaker, the first Alex Rider novel! 

This read along series of videos last about 15-20 minutes each and really bring the written word and storytelling to life for young people.

 

 

First News

First News are creating free access to their products for a limited period of time during school closures… https://subscribe.firstnews.co.uk/free-downloadable-issue/

 

You could use the MyOn website, Read Theory or choose a book that you have at home.

 

Audible and Amazon are now offering free books to download.

 

David Walliams is giving away a free audiobook at 11am every weekday… https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

 

Follow this link to a story about staying home and keeping safe during the Coronavirus pandemic… https://www.andersenpress.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/STAYING_HOME_medium-res.pdf 

 

Sit down, relax and enjoy some DEAR time!

 

Health and Wellbeing

 

Take some time to visit the Health and Wellbeing section of the website https://www.walfordprimaryschool.co.uk/well-being/ where you will find a selection of stories to support children’s understanding as well as lots of wellbeing and mindfulness activities.

 

Please remember to upload/send your work to Showbie or alternatively, you can email me.

 

I look forward to seeing what you produce!

 

Best wishes

 

Mrs Nicholls

Wednesday, 17th June 2020

 

Good morning, Class 6!

 

I hope that you are all well, and enjoyed yesterday’s home learning tasks. I have been so impressed with all of the wonderful work that you have completed so far this week. I hope that you are looking forward to another exciting day of learning.

 

SHOWBIE CLASS DISCUSSION

 

Today, at 10:00am, I will turn the Class Discussion feature on until 10:30am.

The Class discussion feature will allow you to message any friends who are live on Showbie at the same time.

 

Come along to say, ‘Hi,’ and, ‘How are you?’ to me or one of your classmates.

Any messages put in the Class Discussion can be seen by everyone and I will be there to monitor it throughout the session!

 

Remember our E-Safety rules at all times!

 

 

FIRST TASK OF THE DAY

 

Go to the Homepage of the website (www.walfordprimaryschool.co.uk), look at the Twitter feed and read 'all tweets'.  Alternatively, ask your parents to help you by getting them to access school Twitter feed (@WalfordSchool).  

 

If you find something that makes you smile, remember to 'like' it by pressing the heart button.

 

Remember our E-safety rules… you do not need an account of your own.

 

Get Ready…

Your NEXT Herefordshire Virtual Games Challenge is here!

 

 

Come on, Class 6, let’s see how many entries we can get!

Who is going to be the first to send me their video and score?

 

Wake Up, Shake Up

 

Visit Joe Wicks’ YouTube channel from 9am for a daily PE lesson to get you moving, and feeling energised… https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

 

If you fancy something different: for some excellent dance, mindfulness, yoga and all sorts of activities, visit Go Noodle… https://www.gonoodle.com

 

Don’t forget to follow this link to the BBC Supermovers website throughout the day where you can practise your English and Maths skills whilst keeping fit: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks2-collection/zr4ky9q

 

Send me any videos or pictures of you joining in!

 

Maths

 

Converting Metric Measurements

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zt883j6

 

Metric measures are everywhere. You use them to measure things like mass, capacity and length. These come in very handy when you want to bake something (mass and capacity) or if you need to measure your height (length). But within mass, volume and length, there are different measures that you use for different things. Sometimes you need to convert between them.

 

Watch the video as a handy reminder of when and how we use metric measurements.

 

Converting mass

You measure mass in kilograms (kg) and grams (g) depending on how heavy something is.

If you were baking a cake, you would use grams but when you buy the flour and sugar in the shops, they are sold in kilograms.

 

1000 g = 1 kg

  • To convert grams into kilograms you divide by 1000.
  • To convert kilograms into grams, you multiply by 1000.

 

Example 1:

How many grams are in 5.5 kg?

Answer: 5.5 x 1000 = 5500 g

 

Converting Capacity

Capacity (or ‘volume’) is measured in millilitres (ml) and litres (l).

Capacity is another measure that you see a lot in baking and cooking. You also see it on the side of drinks bottles and cans. A can of drink usually holds 330 ml but you can buy bigger bottles that are 2 litres.

 

1000ml = 1l

  • To convert millilitres into litres you divide by 1000.
  • To convert kilograms into grams, you multiply by 1000.

 

Example 2:

How many litres are in 245 ml?

Answer: 245 ÷ 1000 = 0.245 l

 

Converting length

Metric length can be measured in millimetres, centimetres, metres and kilometres. Different lengths are used depending on how long the length you are measuring is.

Converting length isn’t as straightforward as mass or capacity since there are different conversions for each length.

 

10mm = 1cm

  • To convert millimetres to centimetres you divide by 10.
  • To convert centimetres to millimetres you multiply by 10.

 

100cm = 1m

  • To convert centimetres to metres you divide by 100.
  • To convert metres to centimetres you multiply by 100.

 

1000m = 1km

 

Converting length

Metric length can be measured in millimetres, centimetres, metres and kilometres. Different lengths are used depending on how long the length you are measuring is.

 

Converting length isn’t as straightforward as mass or capacity since there are different conversions for each length.

 

10mm = 1cm

  • To convert millimetres to centimetres you divide by 10.
  • To convert centimetres to millimetres you multiply by 10.

 

100cm = 1m

  • To convert centimetres to metres you divide by 100.
  • To convert metres to centimetres you multiply by 100.

 

1000m = 1km

  • To convert metres to kilometres you divide by 1000.
  • To convert kilometres to metres you multiply by 1000.

 

Example 3:

How many centimetres are there in 5.5 metres?

Answer: 5.5 x 100 = 550 cm

 

Activity 1: Bitesize Multiple-choice Quiz

Feeling pretty confident about metric measurements now? Have a go at the quiz to test your knowledge!

 

Activity 2: Metric Measurements Worksheet

Next, have a go at the attached worksheet. You'll find the answers on the last page.

 

Activity 3: Online Activity

Practise converting metric measurements with these interactive activities from https://static.mymaths.co.uk/xml/player/v2.2.9/build/index.html?contentPath=../../../en/conversion/shape/converting_units/metric_conversion_lesson

 

 

English

Writing Limericks and Clerihews

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zpb3trd

 

People think that poems have to rhyme – well, they don’t! Rhyming must be used carefully – using it too much can make your poems boring, hard to listen to and understand.

 

Poems with strict rules, known as a rhyming structure, can make your poem more predictable and fun to listen to. Two poems with a strict rhyming structure are limericks and clerihews.

 

Limericks

Learn about limericks by watching the first video.

  • Limericks follow a strict rhyming pattern.
  • In a limerick, the first, second and fifth lines have the same rhythm and rhyme.
  • The third and fourth lines rhyme with each other too.

Watch the next video to learn about the rhyming structures of certain types of poem, including limericks and clerihews.

 

Clerihews

  • The first line is (or ends in) a person’s name.
  • The second, third and fourth lines add extra information or something funny.
  • The second line rhymes with the first.
  • The third and fourth lines rhyme too.

 

Activity 1

Give the fun activity on the attached sheet a try:

  1. Read each poem
  2. Decide if the poem is a limerick or clerihew. Write your answers in the boxes.

 

Activity 2

Have a go at writing a limerick or clerihew of your own (or both - it’s up to you!).

 

Top tips!

  • Remember to use the important rhyming structure for both types of poem.

 

If you can’t think of a subject to write about, have a look at these pictures on CBBC Newsround for inspiration… https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/45521504

  • Don’t be afraid to make mistakes. Redrafting and editing is part of the writing process!
  • For more ideas and inspiration, have a look at the examples from activity one.

 

Add some illustrations and colour to your poem and send them to me on Showbie or via email. I look forward to reading what you produce!

 

Activity 3

Remember, poems do not have to rhyme! A haiku is a type of Japanese poem that is based around the number of syllables on each line. Try this activity to explore haikus further.

 

Creative Afternoon

The Layers of the Rainforest

 

 

The trees and rainforest habitat are made up of different layers… today; we are going to explore this further! Use the attached PowerPoint (also in your Rainforests Folder on Showbie) to learn about the different layers…

 

Your task is to use what you have learned to produce either a model or a poster explaining the different layers of a rainforest.

You could even use natural materials or plants in your garden to create a mini rainforest, e.g. the grass could be the forest floor layer, a daisy could be the understory layer, etc.

I have even added a guide to create your own ‘Rainforest in a Box’ if you wanted to have a go!

 

Rewarding Reading

 

Throughout the day, make sure that you take some time out to enjoy a book!

 

Anthony Horowitz Read Along Videos: https://bit.ly/Walker_Books

 

Follow the link above to hear the author himself, Anthony Horowitz, read the chapters of Stormbreaker, the first Alex Rider novel! 

This read along series of videos last about 15-20 minutes each and really bring the written word and storytelling to life for young people.

 

 

First News

First News are creating free access to their products for a limited period of time during school closures… https://subscribe.firstnews.co.uk/free-downloadable-issue/

 

You could use the MyOn website, Read Theory or choose a book that you have at home.

 

Audible and Amazon are now offering free books to download.

 

David Walliams is giving away a free audiobook at 11am every weekday… https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

 

Follow this link to a story about staying home and keeping safe during the Coronavirus pandemic… https://www.andersenpress.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/STAYING_HOME_medium-res.pdf 

 

Sit down, relax and enjoy some DEAR time!

 

Health and Wellbeing

 

Take some time to visit the Health and Wellbeing section of the website https://www.walfordprimaryschool.co.uk/well-being/ where you will find a selection of stories to support children’s understanding as well as lots of wellbeing and mindfulness activities.

 

Please remember to upload/send your work to Showbie or alternatively, you can email me.

 

I look forward to seeing what you produce!

 

Best wishes

 

Mrs Nicholls

Tuesday, 16th June 2020

 

Good morning, Class 6!

 

I hope that you are all well, and enjoyed yesterday’s home learning tasks. I was so impressed with all of the wonderful work that you completed yesterday. I hope that you are looking forward to another exciting day of learning.

 

FIRST TASK OF THE DAY

 

Go to the Homepage of the website (www.walfordprimaryschool.co.uk), look at the Twitter feed and read 'all tweets'.  Alternatively, ask your parents to help you by getting them to access school Twitter feed (@WalfordSchool).  

 

If you find something that makes you smile, remember to 'like' it by pressing the heart button.

 

Remember our E-safety rules… you do not need an account of your own.

 

Get Ready…

Your NEXT Herefordshire Virtual Games Challenge is here!

 

 

Follow the link below to see the demonstration videos:

 https://twitter.com/stride_active/status/1272432614054510593

 

Come on, Class 6, let’s see how many entries we can get!

Who is going to be the first to send me their video and score?

 

Wake Up, Shake Up

 

Visit Joe Wicks’ YouTube channel from 9am for a daily PE lesson to get you moving, and feeling energised… https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

 

If you fancy something different: for some excellent dance, mindfulness, yoga and all sorts of activities, visit Go Noodle… https://www.gonoodle.com

 

Don’t forget to follow this link to the BBC Supermovers website throughout the day where you can practise your English and Maths skills whilst keeping fit: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks2-collection/zr4ky9q

 

Send me any videos or pictures of you joining in!

 

Maths

 

Rainforest Graphs

 

 

Manaus is the largest city in Northern Brazil and is surrounded by the Amazon Rainforest. Look at the graph on the attached sheet, which shows average daily temperatures in Manaus and London.

 

Use the information in the graph to answer the questions.

 

The following link will help you to find the mode and understand the range… https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zm49q6f/articles/z99jpbk

 

English

Assonance, Onomatopoeia and Alliteration in Poetry

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z9wdbqt

Today, we are going to learn how to use assonance, onomatopoeia and alliteration in poetry.

 

Learn

There are lots of different types of poetic device. Remind yourself about similes and metaphors by watching the video.

 

Poetic devices

You can become a poetry scientist by experimenting with different types of words and phrases, known as poetic devices:

  • Assonance is repeated vowel sounds (AEIOU) throughout the line/sentence.

For example, the rain in Spain fell on the plain.

  • Alliteration is repeating the sounds at the start of words.

For example, rare red rabbits revel with rage.

  • Onomatopoeia is words that sound like what they describe.

 

For example, crunch, smack or drip.

 

Learn more about poetic devices by watching an interesting video.

 

Other examples of poetic devices include:

  • Rhymes are words that end in a similar sound.

For example, the dog, sat on a log.

  • Repetition is repeating words for effect.

For example, steady, steady, steady the snow fell.

  • Similes describe something by comparing it to something else, using like or as.

For example, he ran as fast as a cheetah.

  • Metaphors are words or phrases used to describe something as if it were something else.

For example, she has a lion’s heart.

  • Personification is describing objects as if they are people and is a way of making sentences more exciting.

For example, the stars danced in the night sky.

  • Hyperbole is exaggerating to emphasise a point.

For example, the show was out of this world.

 

Activity 1

Can you match the different types of poetic device to the correct example? One has been done for you.

 

 

Activity 2

Give this a try! Read the poem on the attached activity sheet and then label the different poetic devices used.

 

Top tip!

It is great to experiment and play with different poetic devices. Remember, redrafting and making mistakes are part of the writing process!

 

Activity 3

Now, take a look at the villainous version of Humpty Dumpty.

  • Answer the questions.
  • Find any examples of different poetic devices.
  • Perform one of the poems to a member of your family or a friend.

 

Creative Afternoon

Rainforest Shelters

Rainforests experience lots of rain! Another word for ‘rain’ is ‘precipitation’.

 

Watch this short video created by professionals at Chester Zoo who have visited and explored several of the world’s rainforests!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SnQ8E6nzG4o

 

 

Your task is to design, draw or build a shelter that could protect you from the daily, heavy rain if you lived in the rainforest. If you do not have the materials to build your shelter, you could draw a diagram and add labels.

Think about:

  • Waterproof materials
  • The strength of your chosen materials
  • Keeping safe from rainforest animals

I look forward to seeing your completed shelters. Please send me pictures on Showbie or via email.

 

KS2 Music Project Week

 

HELLO MUSIC MAESTROS! Welcome to another fabulous week of MUSIC

 

Last week, we looked at ways you can use signs and symbols to represent music. This week, we are going to explore some other links between art and music.

 

When we listen to music, we often find ourselves with a picture in our head of what the music is representing or what story it is telling.  We might imagine what would be happening on a screen if the music was part of a film or television programme.

 

Sometimes, it’s good to think of music and art the other way around and to look at a piece of artwork and imagine the music that it might inspire.

 

This week, we are giving you the option to choose which way round you might like to do your lesson – to create a piece of art inspired by music or create a piece of music inspired by art…

 

 

  • First of all, watch this video, which will explain what we are going to do and how we are going to do it. https://youtu.be/IlNwsUGT1-U
  • Next, look carefully at the artwork and have a listen to some of the pieces of music we suggest you use. Remember, you can use your own artwork or favourite pieces of music from home too.
  • Top tip: if you use a website like YouTube to listen to your music, minimise the screen so you can use your own amazing imagination instead of being influenced by the pictures you see.
  • We can’t wait to see and hear what you have created.

 

 

Suggestions for Artwork to Inspire Your Music

 

Starry Night by Van Gogh https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Starry_Night#/media/File:Van_Gogh_-_Starry_Night_-_Google_Art_Project.jpg

 

The Fighting Temeraire by Turner

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Fighting_Temeraire#/media/File:The_Fighting_Temeraire,_JMW_Turner,_National_Gallery.jpg

 

Gravitation by Kandinsky

https://www.wikiart.org/en/wassily-kandinsky/gravitation-1935

 

This beautiful window (called Ascension) at Hereford Cathedral

https://www.herefordcathedral.org/ascension

 

Any of these pieces by local artist Stuart Roper

https://www.h-art.org.uk/explore/artist/stuart-roper-0

 

The abstract sculpture Moondog by Tony Smith

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moondog_(3/3)#/media/File:Moondog_3-3.jpg

 

Sa Giorgio Maggiore at Dusk by Claude Monet

https://www.claude-monet.com/san-giorgio-maggiore-at-dusk.jsp

 

Suggestions for Music to Inspire Your Art

 

You may want to listen to play some of the shorter pieces several times while you create your art. The first three on the list are used in the introductory film.

 

Finale from Symphony 9 by Dvorak

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89jOPAGJq-M

 

The Girl with the Flaxen Hair by Debussey

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGSZPRk6aXA

 

The Black Pearl from Pirates of the Caribbean

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDOc-Xbklak&list=OLAK5uy_ns_PbaVZMV6xQgFh-vEWeIlUvCGT_4FlA

 

Also Sprach Zarathustra by Richard Strauss

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5BsxHlHzYsc

 

This fantastic mashup of Titanium and Faure’s Pavane by The Piano Guys

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fz4MzJTeL0c

 

This spikey Fugue for Harpsichord by JS Bach.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NdbABjTs4v8

 

The fantastic and fun piece Yakety Sax

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAJB6HsYiNA

 

A really fun version of Vivaldi’s Spring by local (and very talented) musician Matt Mann

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nOWUE1pFGpc

 

Note to parents, carers and teaching colleagues:

We recommend that YouTube videos are reviewed before children access them as, occasionally, inappropriate comments may be posted after we’ve viewed them.

 

Don't forget to send me your compositions or artwork on Showbie or via email!

 

Rewarding Reading

 

Throughout the day, make sure that you take some time out to enjoy a book!

 

Anthony Horowitz Read Along Videos: https://bit.ly/Walker_Books

 

Follow the link above to hear the author himself, Anthony Horowitz, read the chapters of Stormbreaker, the first Alex Rider novel! 

This read along series of videos last about 15-20 minutes each and really bring the written word and storytelling to life for young people.

 

 

First News

First News are creating free access to their products for a limited period of time during school closures… https://subscribe.firstnews.co.uk/free-downloadable-issue/

 

You could use the MyOn website, Read Theory or choose a book that you have at home.

 

Audible and Amazon are now offering free books to download.

 

David Walliams is giving away a free audiobook at 11am every weekday… https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

 

Follow this link to a story about staying home and keeping safe during the Coronavirus pandemic… https://www.andersenpress.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/STAYING_HOME_medium-res.pdf 

 

Sit down, relax and enjoy some DEAR time!

 

Health and Wellbeing

 

Take some time to visit the Health and Wellbeing section of the website https://www.walfordprimaryschool.co.uk/well-being/ where you will find a selection of stories to support children’s understanding as well as lots of wellbeing and mindfulness activities.

 

Please remember to upload/send your work to Showbie or alternatively, you can email me.

 

I look forward to seeing what you produce!

 

Best wishes

 

Mrs Nicholls

Monday, 15th June 2020

 

Good morning, Class 6!

 

I hope that you are all well, and that you had a lovely weekend. I was so impressed with all of the wonderful work that you completed at home last week. I hope that you are looking forward to another exciting week of learning.

 

FIRST TASK OF THE DAY

 

Go to the Homepage of the website (www.walfordprimaryschool.co.uk), look at the Twitter feed and read 'all tweets'.  Alternatively, ask your parents to help you by getting them to access school Twitter feed (@WalfordSchool).  

 

If you find something that makes you smile, remember to 'like' it by pressing the heart button.

 

Remember our E-safety rules… you do not need an account of your own.

 

Get Ready…

Your NEXT Herefordshire Virtual Games Challenge is here!

 

 

Come on, Class 6, let’s see how many entries we can get!

Who is going to be the first to send me their video and score?

 

 

Wake Up, Shake Up

 

Visit Joe Wicks’ YouTube channel from 9am for a daily PE lesson to get you moving, and feeling energised… https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

 

If you fancy something different: for some excellent dance, mindfulness, yoga and all sorts of activities, visit Go Noodle… https://www.gonoodle.com

 

Don’t forget to follow this link to the BBC Supermovers website throughout the day where you can practise your English and Maths skills whilst keeping fit: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks2-collection/zr4ky9q

 

Send me any videos or pictures of you joining in!

 

Maths

Forming and Solving Two-step Equations

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zmw83j6

 

Today, we are going to learn how to write equations bases on word problems and how to use algebra to find missing numbers.

 

In today's lesson, using the videos, you will learn how to use algebra to write equations that represent mystery number problems. Then we’ll be learning to solve the equations using efficient techniques.

 

Top tip

You will use a bar model to represent the equation and to help you visualise the solution. If it’s helpful, you can draw your own bar models throughout the lesson.

 

The examples in these videos use small numbers, so that your focus is on learning how to solve equations accurately, rather than doing long calculations.

 

Once you feel confident about how to solve these equations, the same method can be used for larger numbers too!

 

This lesson starts with a mystery number problem. Can Lee really read minds? Or is algebra his secret to success? Watch the video to find out!

 

In the next video, we will think about solving different equations. We will use bar models to make sense of the algebra.

 

Activity 1

These problems will help you to write equations from real-life contexts and practise solving an equation.

In question 3a, can you explain what calculations link to each part of the question?

 

Activity 2

These questions will help you build your confidence in solving equations.

In each question, there is a bar model to help you visualise the problem. To check your understanding, can you represent each problem using a different model?

 

Use Showbie or email to send me pictures of your calculations including the bar models you have used to help you solve them!

 

English

Analysing and Performing Poems

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zdw83j6

 

Today, we are going to learn how to analyse and perform a poem.

 

Poetry is fantastic! It is a type of writing that is designed to bring out feelings (emotions) in the reader or the person who is listening to it being read aloud.

 

There are lots of different types of poem. Some have strict rules, such as limericks or haikus. On the other hand, some have fewer rules, such as free verse or narrative poems.

 

Watch the first video to learn about the key features of various types of poem.

 

Subject

All poems have a subject – the thing that the poem is about. Poets can write about anything.

For example, Robert Burns wrote about mice and even haggis!

 

Language

Descriptive language that creates imagery (a picture in the mind of the reader) is important in poetry.

 

Poems often include descriptive devices like:

  • Similes describe something by comparing it to something else, using like or as.

For example, the daffodils twirled like ballerinas.

  • Metaphors are a word or a phrase used to describe something as if it were something else.

For example, George had a lion’s heart (meaning he was brave).

  • Personification describes objects as if they are people.

For example, the daffodils were fluttering and dancing in the breeze.

 

Activity 1: Can you answer the questions in the poetry quiz?

 

Activity 2: Get your detective skills ready! Can you analyse the different poems on the attached activity sheet?

 

Top tip!

You can work out the rhyme scheme of a poem by labelling the words that rhyme with each other. It will help you see the pattern of the poem.

 

For more about rhyming schemes, watch the video.

 

Activity 3: Watch the video about performing poetry.

 

Can you find a poem from Activity 2 and perform it to someone in your family or in the mirror?

 

Send me videos of you performing your poetry on Showbie or via email.

 

Creative Afternoon

Rainforests

 

Today, we are going to see just how beneficial the rainforest is, even when we are so far away! We will learn about the different products that are available from the rainforests.

 

First, play the ‘Track it Back’ game and learn about the process undergone by coffee, chocolate and bananas from being harvested to your plate! https://www.rainforest-alliance.org/sites/default/files/uploads/interactives/treehouse/trackitback/index.html

 

Below is a list of things that can be produced in a rainforest… does anything surprise you? We are very lucky that people have started to use our rainforests sustainably and support tropical farmers to grow, harvest and sell their produce at a fair price!

 

 

Your task is to go around your home and do a survey of how much you find that comes from (or could come from) a rainforest… take a picture of the items you find if you can - you could make a collage, poster, short video or presentation.

 

It is quite surprising how far some products and materials travel! You may want to research some of the types of wood e.g. mahogany or balsa to see if any furniture or doors you have are made from it. Look through your cupboards. I was amazed by just how much I have in my kitchen, mainly spices and fruits, which could have come from the rainforest. Remember, we have alternative areas that these things are produced so not all will have come from the rainforest, but all of it possibly could have!

 

Don’t forget to send me your collages, pictures or mini-presentations on Showbie or via email!

I look forward to seeing what you produce.

Rewarding Reading

 

Throughout the day, make sure that you take some time out to enjoy a book!

 

Anthony Horowitz Read Along Videos: https://bit.ly/Walker_Books

 

Follow the link above to hear the author himself, Anthony Horowitz, read the chapters of Stormbreaker, the first Alex Rider novel! 

This read along series of videos last about 15-20 minutes each and really bring the written word and storytelling to life for young people.

 

First News

First News are creating free access to their products for a limited period of time during school closures… https://subscribe.firstnews.co.uk/free-downloadable-issue/

 

You could use the MyOn website, Read Theory or choose a book that you have at home.

 

Audible and Amazon are now offering free books to download.

 

David Walliams is giving away a free audiobook at 11am every weekday… https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

 

Follow this link to a story about staying home and keeping safe during the Coronavirus pandemic… https://www.andersenpress.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/STAYING_HOME_medium-res.pdf 

 

Sit down, relax and enjoy some DEAR time!

 

Health and Wellbeing

 

Take some time to visit the Health and Wellbeing section of the website https://www.walfordprimaryschool.co.uk/well-being/ where you will find a selection of stories to support children’s understanding as well as lots of wellbeing and mindfulness activities.

 

Please remember to upload/send your work to Showbie or alternatively, you can email me.

 

I look forward to seeing what you produce!

 

Best wishes

 

Mrs Nicholls

Friday, 12th June 2020

 

Good morning, Class 6!

 

I hope that you are all well, and enjoyed yesterday’s tasks. I was so impressed with all of the wonderful work that you have completed so far this week. I hope that you are looking forward to another exciting day of learning.

 

FIRST TASK OF THE DAY

 

Go to the Homepage of the website (www.walfordprimaryschool.co.uk), look at the Twitter feed and read 'all tweets'.  Alternatively, ask your parents to help you by getting them to access school Twitter feed (@WalfordSchool).  

 

If you find something that makes you smile, remember to 'like' it by pressing the heart button.

 

Remember our E-safety rules… you do not need an account of your own.

 

Wake Up, Shake Up

 

Visit Joe Wicks’ YouTube channel from 9am for a daily PE lesson to get you moving, and feeling energised… https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

 

If you fancy something different: for some excellent dance, mindfulness, yoga and all sorts of activities, visit Go Noodle… https://www.gonoodle.com

 

Don’t forget to follow this link to the BBC Supermovers website throughout the day where you can practise your English and Maths skills whilst keeping fit: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks2-collection/zr4ky9q

 

Send me any videos or pictures of you joining in!

 

Maths

 

Calculating Time in Football

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/znd9ydm

 

Learn to solve problems involving time, including converting between units of time.

Become a young referee and unscramble real Premier League football matches, as you calculate the time of key match events and think about carrying over from 60 rather than 100.

 

Watch the videos before completing the activities below:

 

Activity 1: Calculating with Time in Football Quiz

Test your knowledge of calculating time with the quiz. Try it again at the end of today’s lesson to see if your understanding has improved.

 

Activity 2: Calculating time in football: Main activity

Practise making calculations and solving problems that involve measures of time during Premier League football matches.

 

There are three levels of questions for you to have a go at – you can work your way up through them all or select one that you feel will challenge you!

 

Activity 3: Active Maths: Football Timelines

Time to get up!

Can you check your understanding of calculations involving time by making three different football match timelines?

 

You will first need to make time and match event cards by writing on pieces of paper or printing off the ones attached.

 

Then using the instructions on the activity sheets, add the key match events along the timeline and answer the questions.

 

Activity 4: Extra time: Match Reports with Time

Write a football match report based on the results of a Premier League football match from this season,

 

using your knowledge of adding and subtracting time to highlight key events.

 

Access a match timeline and the results of any game on the Premier League website.

 

Share your work with me on Showbie or via email.

 
English

Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling

 

Activity 1: Complete the Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling Mat attached. Choose from Challenging (*), More Challenging (**) and Superstar (***).

 

Activity 2: Complete the Spelling Crossword using words from the Year 5/6 list.

 

Activity 3: Log on to https://www.spag.com and complete the KS2 SATs Grammar Test – Official Sample that I have set for you.

 

Creative Afternoon

Science – Reversible and Irreversible Changes

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zndmhg8

 

Within all chemical reactions, a change may occur. There are two types of changes:

  • Reversible changes - where a change is made physically and can be undone or reversed. For example: freezing water to make ice.
  • Irreversible changes - where the change is made chemically and can't be reversed into its original states. For example: baking a cake.

 

Watch the first video to explore these changes.

 

Irreversible changes

A change is called irreversible if it cannot be changed back again. In an irreversible change, new materials are always formed. Sometimes these new materials are useful.

 

Heating

Heating can cause an irreversible change. For example you heat a raw egg to cook it. The cooked egg cannot be changed back to a raw egg again.

 

Mixing

Mixing substances can cause an irreversible change. For example, when vinegar and bicarbonate of soda are mixed, the mixture changes and lots of bubbles of carbon dioxide are made. These bubbles and the liquid mixture left behind, cannot be turned back into vinegar and bicarbonate of soda again.

 

Burning

Burning is an example of an irreversible change. When you burn wood you get ash and smoke. You cannot change the ash and smoke back to wood again.

The next video shows some of these changes in action!

 

Reversible changes

A reversible change is a change that can be undone or reversed. If you can get back the substances you started the reaction with, that's a reversible reaction. A reversible change might change how a material looks or feels, but it doesn't create new materials.

Examples of reversible reactions include dissolving, evaporation, melting and freezing.

 

Practise

There are many exciting ways to explore and apply your knowledge of reversible and irreversible changes.

Have a go at the activities below:

 

Activity 1: Can you sort the reactions correctly?

Drag the reactions to the correct box - which are reversible? Which can't be reversed?

 

Activity 2: Quiz

Test your knowledge of reversible and irreversible changes with the quiz.

 

Activity 3

How many different reversible and irreversible changes can you spot in the video below?

 

Create a poster or mini-presentation with the two headingsReversible Changes and Irreversible Changes.

 

Rewarding Reading

 

Throughout the day, make sure that you take some time out to enjoy a book!

 

Anthony Horowitz Read Along Videos: https://bit.ly/Walker_Books

 

Follow the link above to hear the author himself, Anthony Horowitz, read the chapters of Stormbreaker, the first Alex Rider novel! 

This read along series of videos last about 15-20 minutes each and really bring the written word and storytelling to life for young people.

 

First News

First News are creating free access to their products for a limited period of time during school closures… https://subscribe.firstnews.co.uk/free-downloadable-issue/

 

You could use the MyOn website, Read Theory or choose a book that you have at home.

 

Audible and Amazon are now offering free books to download.

 

David Walliams is giving away a free audiobook at 11am every weekday… https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

 

Follow this link to a story about staying home and keeping safe during the Coronavirus pandemic… https://www.andersenpress.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/STAYING_HOME_medium-res.pdf 

 

Sit down, relax and enjoy some DEAR time!

 

Health and Wellbeing

 

Take some time to visit the Health and Wellbeing section of the website https://www.walfordprimaryschool.co.uk/well-being/ where you will find a selection of stories to support children’s understanding as well as lots of wellbeing and mindfulness activities.

 

Please remember to upload/send your work to Showbie or alternatively, you can email me.

 

I look forward to seeing what you produce!

 

Best wishes

 

Mrs Nicholls

Thursday, 11th June 2020

 

Good morning, Class 6!

 

I hope that you are all well, and enjoyed yesterday’s tasks. I was so impressed with all of the wonderful work that you completed yesterday. I hope that you are looking forward to another exciting day of learning.

 

Today is our class Zoom session at 2pm. Please let me know if you would like to join and I will send you the details. I look forward to seeing as many of you as possible later today!

 

 

FIRST TASK OF THE DAY

 

Go to the Homepage of the website (www.walfordprimaryschool.co.uk), look at the Twitter feed and read 'all tweets'.  Alternatively, ask your parents to help you by getting them to access school Twitter feed (@WalfordSchool).  

 

If you find something that makes you smile, remember to 'like' it by pressing the heart button.

 

Remember our E-safety rules… you do not need an account of your own.

 

Get Ready…

Your NEXT Herefordshire Virtual Games Challenge is here!

 

 

 

https://twitter.com/stride_active/status/1267358379908968450

 

Follow the link to see a demonstration of the activity.

Come on, Class 6, let’s see how many entries we can get!

Who is going to be the first to send me their video and score?

 

Wake Up, Shake Up

 

Visit Joe Wicks’ YouTube channel from 9am for a daily PE lesson to get you moving, and feeling energised… https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

 

If you fancy something different: for some excellent dance, mindfulness, yoga and all sorts of activities, visit Go Noodle… https://www.gonoodle.com

 

Don’t forget to follow this link to the BBC Supermovers website throughout the day where you can practise your English and Maths skills whilst keeping fit: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks2-collection/zr4ky9q

 

Send me any videos or pictures of you joining in!

 

Maths

 

Forming and Solving One-step Equations (Missing Number Problems)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zkkts4j

 

Read though the examples and watch the video to learn how to form and solve one-step equations before completing the activities below:

 

Activity 1: Interactive Quiz – test your knowledge

 

Activity 2: Linking Worksheet - draw lines from the algebraic equation to the correct answer.

 

English

Writing a Newspaper Report

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/znjnv82

 

Today, we are going to revise and recap how to write a newspaper report. Read the examples and watch the videos before completing the activities below:

 

Activity 1: Share your knowledge of how newspaper reports are written by completing the quiz.

 

Activity 2: Watch this Newsround video about the incredible fundraising efforts of 100-year-old Captain Tom Moore.

 

OR

 

Take a look at these Newsround ‘strange news’ videos.

 

OR

 

Use the fun dice activity sheet attached to come up with your very own idea.

 

Time to write

Write a well-structured, informative newspaper report about the news story of your choice.

 

Top tip!

Use the attached planning sheet and example report to help with writing your own newspaper article.

 

Super Challenge

In your closing paragraph, can you include a rhetorical question? For example:

Whilst we all feel inspired by Captain Tom, we here at the Daily Bugle are sure you want to make difference too?

 

Creative Afternoon

Exciting Paintings

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

 

This afternoon, you will learn the basics of exciting paintings. Read the information about each artist and watch the videos to learn more about them.

 

Put some of what you have leaned about making exciting paintings into action by completing the activities.

 

Activity 1: Follow along to create your own pop art in the style of Andy Warhol.

 

https://www.tate.org.uk/kids/make/paint-draw/make-pop-art-warhol

 

Activity 2: Draw a range of emotions and feelings in the style of Wassilly Kandinsky.

 

Activity 3: Have a think about how you could work in the same way as Jan van Eyck.

 

Rewarding Reading

 

Throughout the day, make sure that you take some time out to enjoy a book!

 

Anthony Horowitz Read Along Videos: https://bit.ly/Walker_Books

 

Follow the link above to hear the author himself, Anthony Horowitz, read the chapters of Stormbreaker, the first Alex Rider novel! 

This read along series of videos last about 15-20 minutes each and really bring the written word and storytelling to life for young people.

 

 

First News

First News are creating free access to their products for a limited period of time during school closures… https://subscribe.firstnews.co.uk/free-downloadable-issue/

 

You could use the MyOn website, Read Theory or choose a book that you have at home.

 

Audible and Amazon are now offering free books to download.

 

David Walliams is giving away a free audiobook at 11am every weekday… https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

 

Follow this link to a story about staying home and keeping safe during the Coronavirus pandemic… https://www.andersenpress.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/STAYING_HOME_medium-res.pdf 

 

Sit down, relax and enjoy some DEAR time!

 

Health and Wellbeing

 

Take some time to visit the Health and Wellbeing section of the website https://www.walfordprimaryschool.co.uk/well-being/ where you will find a selection of stories to support children’s understanding as well as lots of wellbeing and mindfulness activities.

 

Please remember to upload/send your work to Showbie or alternatively, you can email me.

 

I look forward to seeing what you produce!

 

Best wishes

 

Mrs Nicholls

Wednesday, 10th June 2020

 

Good morning, Class 6!

 

I hope that you are all well, and enjoyed yesterday’s tasks. I was so impressed with all of the wonderful work that you completed yesterday. I hope that you are looking forward to another exciting day of learning.

 

 

FIRST TASK OF THE DAY

 

Go to the Homepage of the website (www.walfordprimaryschool.co.uk), look at the Twitter feed and read 'all tweets'.  Alternatively, ask your parents to help you by getting them to access school Twitter feed (@WalfordSchool).  

 

If you find something that makes you smile, remember to 'like' it by pressing the heart button.

 

Remember our E-safety rules… you do not need an account of your own.

 

Get Ready…

Your NEXT Herefordshire Virtual Games Challenge is here!

 

https://twitter.com/stride_active/status/1267358379908968450

 

Follow the link to see a demonstration of the activity.

Come on, Class 6, let’s see how many entries we can get!

Who is going to be the first to send me their video and score?

 

Wake Up, Shake Up

 

Visit Joe Wicks’ YouTube channel from 9am for a daily PE lesson to get you moving, and feeling energised… https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

 

If you fancy something different: for some excellent dance, mindfulness, yoga and all sorts of activities, visit Go Noodle… https://www.gonoodle.com

 

Don’t forget to follow this link to the BBC Supermovers website throughout the day where you can practise your English and Maths skills whilst keeping fit: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks2-collection/zr4ky9q

 

Send me any videos or pictures of you joining in!

 

Maths

 

Substitute into simple expressions and formulae

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zjs9whv

 

Today, we will be learning how to solve formulae and substitute numbers.

 

Read through the learning summary and then complete the attached activities:

 

Activity 1: Equations, Formulae and Identities Worksheet. Have a look at how I find the answer to Question 1 below:

 

F = 4L + 1

 

I know that L = 7

 

F = 4L + 1                    4L simply means 4 x L

F = (4 x L) + 1            

F = (4 x 7) + 1

F = 28 + 1

F = 29

 

Activity 2: Follow the link to have a go at the interactive games

https://static.mymaths.co.uk/xml/player/v2.2.9/build/index.html?contentPath=../../../en/conversion/algebra/expressions_and_formulae/rules_and_formulae_lesson

 

 

English

Using Commas

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zdy8qnb

 

Today, we will be learning how to use commas. Watch the first video to understand why using commas incorrectly can be dangerous!

 

Read through the examples and watch the second video, which shows you how commas can be used in different ways.

 

Activity 1: Test your knowledge of how to use commas by completing the quiz.

 

Activity 2: Click the link https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/48918857 to watch the bog snorkelling event from BBC Newsround, and then write four sentences:

  • Add meaning
  • Add extra information (parenthesis)
  • Separate a main and subordinate clause, when a sentence starts with a subordinate clause
  • Separate items in a list

 

Examples

  • As they peered across the field, Gemma shouted, "Let's run over, Martin!"
  • Martin, who won the bog snorkelling competition last year, knew he had to belly flop and slither through the bog the fastest!
  • When the spectators watched from the above the bog, all they could see was a blurred kaleidoscope of colours sliding past them.
  • The spectators could see a humongous blur of red, blue, yellow, white, green and black!

 

Top tip!

Remember, if the two sentences you are trying to connect make sense on their own, use a full stop to separate them.

 

Activity 3: Complete the attached worksheet to practise your use of commas.

 

Choose the sheet based on how confident you are:

  • ‘1 star’ = you need to practice
  • ‘2 stars’ = you feel confident
  • ‘3 stars’ = you feel very confident

 

Creative Afternoon

Music

This week we are taking you back in time, to the swinging 60’s! The Beatles were an English band formed in Liverpool in 1960. They are regarded as the most influential band of all time. You are also going to learn about graphic composing, (that sounds challenging, doesn’t it?) but actually; it’s a lot of fun!

 

Listening – Love Me Do

Watch the video and Listen to ‘Love Me Do’, this was the Beatles first hit. The single was released on 5th October 1962.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0JWl_wUOQc4

 

Questions:

Who were the 4 band members and what instrument did each of them play?

Research and discover 2 more facts about each band member.

What was the unusual instrument you heard? You saw it on the video too.

 

Interview a relative

If you can, with permission, contact a relative who was around in the 60’s. You could Skype, Face Time, Zoom or a simple phone call would be fine. Find out what it was like to live in that decade. You could ask them about the fashion, dance style, music, or what they did for fun.

 

From your interview, is there anything that you discovered that is the same or different from today?

 

Song – Let it Be

Let it Be is another famous hit by the Beatles. Paul McCartney wrote this song when he was going through a troubled time. Apparently, he had a dream where his mother, Mary, came to him and her message was, let it be, in other words, things will sort themselves out.

 

Click on the link below, listen to Glee’s version and join in with the cast.

 

Think about the message behind this song, can you reflect this message in your singing? Think about facial expressions and small body language gestures.

 

Don’t forget about good posture and breathing. Think about using your diaphragm, (the band of muscle just below your rib cage). When you breathe in, your diaphragm should expand, this will support your singing.

 

Just for fun, during the instrumental part play your best air guitar!

 

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=Glee+Let+it+be&&view=detail&mid=79A87900A2359D599B3B79A87900A2359D599B3B&&FORM=VRDGAR&ru=%2Fvideos%2Fsearch%3Fq%3DGlee%2520Let%2520it%2520be%26qs%3Dn%26form%3DQBVDMH%26sp%3D-1%26ghc%3D1%26pq%3Dglee%2520let%2520it%2520be%26sc%3D2-14%26sk%3D%26cvid%3D73B803E43DA3487A91C2505EBB193457

 

Don’t forget to send me pictures or videos of you completing the tasks on Showbie or via email!

 

Rhythm Activity – Body percussion

Body percussion is a great way to create fabulous rhythm.  Click on the link below and watch Bohemian Rhapsody being performed as body percussion.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQzuCScjs08

 

Now it’s your turn! Don’t forget to send me pictures or videos of you completing the tasks on Showbie or via email!

 

Activity: Graphic composing – You will need some paper, colouring pens/pencils.

You know the actions for each part of the body percussion.  Can you draw simple symbols to represent each action? For example:

 

 

 

Can you compose your own rhythm using your symbols? If you want to challenge yourself, you could compose a 2 part body percussion. Remember there is no right or wrong here, this is YOUR composition. Have a go! 

 

Don’t forget to send me videos of you performing your finished composed body percussion on Showbie or via email!

 

Rewarding Reading

 

Throughout the day, make sure that you take some time out to enjoy a book!

 

Anthony Horowitz Read Along Videos: https://bit.ly/Walker_Books

 

Follow the link above to hear the author himself, Anthony Horowitz, read the chapters of Stormbreaker, the first Alex Rider novel! 

This read along series of videos last about 15-20 minutes each and really bring the written word and storytelling to life for young people.

 

 

First News

First News are creating free access to their products for a limited period of time during school closures… https://subscribe.firstnews.co.uk/free-downloadable-issue/

 

You could use the MyOn website, Read Theory or choose a book that you have at home.

 

Audible and Amazon are now offering free books to download.

 

David Walliams is giving away a free audiobook at 11am every weekday… https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

 

Follow this link to a story about staying home and keeping safe during the Coronavirus pandemic… https://www.andersenpress.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/STAYING_HOME_medium-res.pdf 

 

Sit down, relax and enjoy some DEAR time!

 

Health and Wellbeing

 

Take some time to visit the Health and Wellbeing section of the website https://www.walfordprimaryschool.co.uk/well-being/ where you will find a selection of stories to support children’s understanding as well as lots of wellbeing and mindfulness activities.

 

Please remember to upload/send your work to Showbie or alternatively, you can email me.

 

I look forward to seeing what you produce!

 

Best wishes

 

Mrs Nicholls

Tuesday, 9th June 2020

 

Good morning, Class 6!

 

I hope that you are all well, and enjoyed yesterday’s World Ocean Day 2020 tasks. I was so impressed with all of the wonderful work that you completed yesterday. I hope that you are looking forward to another exciting day of learning.

 

 

FIRST TASK OF THE DAY

 

Go to the Homepage of the website (www.walfordprimaryschool.co.uk), look at the Twitter feed and read 'all tweets'.  Alternatively, ask your parents to help you by getting them to access school Twitter feed (@WalfordSchool).  

 

If you find something that makes you smile, remember to 'like' it by pressing the heart button.

 

Remember our E-safety rules… you do not need an account of your own.

 

Get Ready…

Your NEXT Herefordshire Virtual Games Challenge is here!

 

 

https://twitter.com/stride_active/status/1267358379908968450

 

Follow the link to see a demonstration of the activity.

Come on, Class 6, let’s see how many entries we can get!

Who is going to be the first to send me their video and score?

 

Wake Up, Shake Up

 

Visit Joe Wicks’ YouTube channel from 9am for a daily PE lesson to get you moving, and feeling energised… https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

 

If you fancy something different: for some excellent dance, mindfulness, yoga and all sorts of activities, visit Go Noodle… https://www.gonoodle.com

 

Don’t forget to follow this link to the BBC Supermovers website throughout the day where you can practise your English and Maths skills whilst keeping fit: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks2-collection/zr4ky9q

 

Send me any videos or pictures of you joining in!

 

Maths

Finding a Rule with One and Two Steps

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zm6296f

 

Today, we will learn how to form expressions and understand algebraic conventions. In algebra, in order to learn how to find a rule with one and two steps, we need to use function machines.

 

Swipe through the slideshow to learn how these handy function machines can help you to find an algebra rule with one and two steps.

 

Activity 1: Complete the attached function machines worksheet.

Master the skill of finding two-step rules with these challenging function machine questions.

 

Activity 2: Complete the attached worksheet.

Use the two-step rules to find the distance jumped by different animals in this worksheet.

 

English

Using Direct and Indirect Speech

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zmy8qnb

 

Today, we will practise using direct and indirect speech. Speech is an important feature in a newspaper report. It helps the writer to share important information about what the people who are involved in the story have to say about it.

 

A newspaper report includes two types of speech - direct and indirect/reported.

 

Watch the video to remind yourself how direct speech is punctuated using inverted commas (also known as speech marks).

 

Learn more about how inverted commas are used to show direct speech by watching the next video.

 

Read through the explanations before completing the activities:

 

Activity 1: Quiz

 

Share your knowledge of direct speech and inverted commas by completing the quiz.

 

Activity 2: Speech Detectives!

 

1. Read through this model newspaper report all about the inspirational activist Malala Yousafzai.

 

2. Highlight any examples of direct speech that you find.

 

Top tip!

Look for the inverted commas.

 

3. Next, highlight examples of indirect/reported speech within the report.

 

Top tip!

Speech punctuation isn’t used for indirect speech.

 

Super challenge

Imagine you were a newspaper reporter present on the day Malala received her Nobel Peace Prize.

What would people who were there that day have said to you?

Write down three ideas as either direct or indirect speech.

 

Activity 3: Explore direct and indirect speech further with the attached activity.

 

Creative Afternoon

Viking Runes

 

 

The Viking alphabet was called ‘Futhark’ and the letters were called runes. ‘Rune’ means ‘secret knowledge or wisdom’. They were not written on paper, but carved into wood or stone.

 

Writing was considered a special skill among the Vikings, They believed that the runes had magical powers and were carved on items such as weapons and jewellery to bring power and luck.

 

Look at the Futhark alphabet on the attached sheet. Can you write a message using Futhark for a fellow Viking to read?

 

Share your messages with me on Showbie or via email and I will try to decipher them!

 

Rewarding Reading

 

Throughout the day, make sure that you take some time out to enjoy a book!

 

Anthony Horowitz Read Along Videos: https://bit.ly/Walker_Books

 

Follow the link above to hear the author himself, Anthony Horowitz, read the chapters of Stormbreaker, the first Alex Rider novel! 

This read along series of videos last about 15-20 minutes each and really bring the written word and storytelling to life for young people.

 

 

First News

First News are creating free access to their products for a limited period of time during school closures… https://subscribe.firstnews.co.uk/free-downloadable-issue/

 

You could use the MyOn website, Read Theory or choose a book that you have at home.

 

Audible and Amazon are now offering free books to download.

 

David Walliams is giving away a free audiobook at 11am every weekday… https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

 

Follow this link to a story about staying home and keeping safe during the Coronavirus pandemic… https://www.andersenpress.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/STAYING_HOME_medium-res.pdf 

 

Sit down, relax and enjoy some DEAR time!

 

Health and Wellbeing

 

Take some time to visit the Health and Wellbeing section of the website https://www.walfordprimaryschool.co.uk/well-being/ where you will find a selection of stories to support children’s understanding as well as lots of wellbeing and mindfulness activities.

 

Please remember to upload/send your work to Showbie or alternatively, you can email me.

 

I look forward to seeing what you produce!

 

Best wishes

 

Mrs Nicholls

Monday, 8th June 2020

 

Good morning, Class 6!

 

I hope that you are all well, and that you had a lovely weekend. I was so impressed with all of the wonderful work that you completed at home last week. I hope that you are looking forward to another exciting week of learning.

 

Today is World Ocean Day!

See the attached posters for more information and visit https://worldoceanday.school where you will find lots of activities to enjoy throughout the day!

 

 

 

FIRST TASK OF THE DAY

 

Go to the Homepage of the website (www.walfordprimaryschool.co.uk), look at the Twitter feed and read 'all tweets'.  Alternatively, ask your parents to help you by getting them to access school Twitter feed (@WalfordSchool).  

 

If you find something that makes you smile, remember to 'like' it by pressing the heart button.

 

Remember our E-safety rules… you do not need an account of your own.

 

Get Ready…

Your NEXT Herefordshire Virtual Games Challenge is here!

 

 

https://twitter.com/stride_active/status/1267358379908968450

 

Follow the link to see a demonstration of the activity.

Come on, Class 6, let’s see how many entries we can get!

Who is going to be the first to send me their video and score?

 

Wake Up, Shake Up

 

Visit Joe Wicks’ YouTube channel from 9am for a daily PE lesson to get you moving, and feeling energised… https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

 

If you fancy something different: for some excellent dance, mindfulness, yoga and all sorts of activities, visit Go Noodle… https://www.gonoodle.com

 

Don’t forget to follow this link to the BBC Supermovers website throughout the day where you can practise your English and Maths skills whilst keeping fit... https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks2-collection/zr4ky9q

 

Send me any videos or pictures of you joining in!

 

Maths

Under the Sea

 

  1. Complete the Crack the Code Under the Sea problems (attached).
  2. Complete the calculation mosaics (attached) – what will you create?

 

I can’t wait to see your work…remember to email it or send it to me on Showbie!

 

You can also find the activities on Showbie in the Maths folder.

 

English

World Ocean Day

Watch the animation:  All the Way to the Ocean... https://youtu.be/sZW2ByM623g

 

Using the Key Messages in the animation, create your own poem (attached):

 

 

I can’t wait to see your work…remember to email it or send it to me on Showbie!

 

 You can also find the videos and activities on Showbie in the English folder.

 

Creative Afternoon

World Ocean Day

 

Complete some of the activities linked to World Ocean Day:

  1. Go to: https://worldoceanday.school where you will find lots of activities.
     
  2. Complete the World Ocean Day word search (attached).
     
  3. Follow Make It With Midnight (https://worldoceanday.school) to make some under water creatures.
     
  4. Create a poster to encourage people to look after our oceans (attached).
     
  5. https://youtu.be/pnZmAJQQxoE  Join international award winning photographer Mandy Barker as she shares her work with marine plastic debris and sets you a challenge to create your own piece of micro plastic art.

 

Take lots of photos and send them to me on Showbie!  Can you use your photos to write your own set of instructions?

 

I look forward to seeing what you produce!  Remember to keep in touch on Showbie or via my email address.

 

Rewarding Reading

 

Throughout the day, make sure that you take some time out to enjoy a book!

 

Anthony Horowitz Read Along Videos: https://bit.ly/Walker_Books

 

Follow the link above to hear the author himself, Anthony Horowitz, read the chapters of Stormbreaker, the first Alex Rider novel! 

This read along series of videos last about 15-20 minutes each and really bring the written word and storytelling to life for young people.

 

First News

First News are creating free access to their products for a limited period of time during school closures… https://subscribe.firstnews.co.uk/free-downloadable-issue/

 

You could use the MyOn website, Read Theory or choose a book that you have at home.

 

Audible and Amazon are now offering free books to download.

 

David Walliams is giving away a free audiobook at 11am every weekday… https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

 

Follow this link to a story about staying home and keeping safe during the Coronavirus pandemic… https://www.andersenpress.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/STAYING_HOME_medium-res.pdf 

 

Sit down, relax and enjoy some DEAR time!

 

Health and Wellbeing

 

Take some time to visit the Health and Wellbeing section of the website https://www.walfordprimaryschool.co.uk/well-being/ where you will find a selection of stories to support children’s understanding as well as lots of wellbeing and mindfulness activities.

 

Please remember to upload/send your work to Showbie or alternatively, you can respond to this email.

 

I look forward to seeing what you produce!

 

Best wishes

 

Mrs Nicholls

Friday, 5th June 2020

 

Good morning, Class 6!

 

I hope that you are all well. I have been so impressed with all of the wonderful work that you have completed so far this week. I hope that you are looking forward to another exciting day of home learning tasks.

 

Please keep sending me your Leavers paragraphs, photographs and films!

 

FIRST TASK OF THE DAY

 

Go to the Homepage of the website (www.walfordprimaryschool.co.uk), look at the Twitter feed and read 'all tweets'.  Alternatively, ask your parents to help you by getting them to access school Twitter feed (@WalfordSchool).

 

If you find something that makes you smile, remember to 'like' it by pressing the heart button.

 

Remember our E-safety rules… you do not need an account of your own.

 

Get Ready…

Your next Herefordshire Virtual School Games Challenge is here!

 

 

https://twitter.com/stride_active/status/1267358379908968450

 

Follow the link to see a demonstration of the activity.

Come on, Class 6, let’s see how many entries we can get!

Who is going to be the first to send me their video and score?

 

Wake Up, Shake Up

 

Visit Joe Wicks’ YouTube channel from 9am for a daily PE lesson to get you moving, and feeling energised… https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

 

If you fancy something different: for some excellent dance, mindfulness, yoga and all sorts of activities, visit Go Noodle… https://www.gonoodle.com

 

Don’t forget to follow this link to the BBC Supermovers website throughout the day where you can practise your English and Maths skills whilst keeping fit: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks2-collection/zr4ky9q

 

Send me any videos or pictures of you joining in!

 

Maths

Challenge Day

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

 

Friday is Challenge Day. Follow the link to test your problem-solving skills. Each problem gets a bit more difficult, so see how many you and your family can do together!

 

English

Planning and Writing a Story

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zv8dqp3

 

Every story needs a plot, which is an exciting series of events. Today, we are going to learn more about the writing process (including making mistakes). Watch the video where Michael Morpurgo shares some fantastic writing tips. Next watch the video to learn how a story is planned and structured. Read through the examples before completing the activities.

 

Activity 1: Check your understanding by completing the story structure quiz.

 

Activity 2: Time to write!

Plan your story by using the travelling to a new world worksheet attached.

Once you have finished planning, write your story about time travelling.

 

Check out the example of a fantastic story, read by David Walliams, to inspire you.

 

Activity 3: Time to write!

Write a 500 word story about a dilemma and use the attached sheet to help you plan it.

 

Creative Afternoon

The Wildlife Trust’s 30 Days of Wild

 

 

https://action.wildlifetrusts.org/page/57739/petition/1?gclid=CjwKCAjwiMj2BRBFEiwAYfTbCgPFU137qReCILtxdJvI5YPS7BhhyHLUekm_TvyT2rI4BeQJggLCgBoCAe4QAvD_BwE

 

In June, we are going to join thousands of people taking part in the Wildlife Trust’s 30 Days Wild Challenge.

 

Your challenge today is to find a natural object and do a detailed sketch of it. Your object could be anything as long as it is natural, e.g. a flower, tree or leaf… However, whatever you choose must be fairly still!

 

Take some time to observe the detail, texture and colour. Then, try to include as much of this as you can in your sketch! Below are some examples…

 

 

Send photos of your finished product, or the process, with me via Showbie or email! With the help of your parents and remembering our e-safety rules, share your creations on Twitter with the hash tag  #30DaysWild. Don’t forget to tag us @WalfordSchool so that we can see your amazing work too!

 

Rewarding Reading

 

Throughout the day, make sure that you take some time out to enjoy a book!

 

Anthony Horowitz Read Along Videos: https://bit.ly/Walker_Books

 

Follow the link above to hear the author himself, Anthony Horowitz, read the chapters of Stormbreaker, the first Alex Rider novel! 

This read along series of videos last about 15-20 minutes each and really bring the written word and storytelling to life for young people.

 

First News

First News are creating free access to their products for a limited period of time during school closures… https://subscribe.firstnews.co.uk/free-downloadable-issue/

 

You could use the MyOn website, Read Theory or choose a book that you have at home.

 

Audible and Amazon are now offering free books to download.

 

David Walliams is giving away a free audiobook at 11am every weekday… https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

 

Follow this link to a story about staying home and keeping safe during the Coronavirus pandemic… https://www.andersenpress.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/STAYING_HOME_medium-res.pdf 

 

Sit down, relax and enjoy some DEAR time!

 

Health and Wellbeing

 

Take some time to visit the Health and Wellbeing section of the website https://www.walfordprimaryschool.co.uk/well-being/ where you will find a selection of stories to support children’s understanding as well as lots of wellbeing and mindfulness activities.

 

Please remember to upload/send your work to Showbie or alternatively, you can email me.

 

I look forward to seeing what you produce!

 

Best wishes

 

Mrs Nicholls

Thursday, 4th June 2020

 

Good morning, Class 6!

 

I hope that you are all well. I have been so impressed with all of the wonderful work that you have completed so far this week. I hope that you are looking forward to another exciting day of home learning tasks.

 

CLASS 6 ZOOM

 

Today is our Class Zoom session at 2pm. Please let me know if you would like to join and I will send you the details. I look forward to catching up with as many of you as possible!

 

Please keep sending me your Leavers paragraphs, photographs and films!

 

FIRST TASK OF THE DAY

 

Go to the Homepage of the website (www.walfordprimaryschool.co.uk), look at the Twitter feed and read 'all tweets'.  Alternatively, ask your parents to help you by getting them to access school Twitter feed (@WalfordSchool).

 

If you find something that makes you smile, remember to 'like' it by pressing the heart button.

 

Remember our E-safety rules… you do not need an account of your own.

 

Get Ready…

Your next Herefordshire Virtual School Games Challenge is here!

 

 

https://twitter.com/stride_active/status/1267358379908968450

 

Follow the link to see a demonstration of the activity.

Come on, Class 6, let’s see how many entries we can get!

Who is going to be the first to send me their video and score?

 

Wake Up, Shake Up

 

Visit Joe Wicks’ YouTube channel from 9am for a daily PE lesson to get you moving, and feeling energised… https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

 

If you fancy something different: for some excellent dance, mindfulness, yoga and all sorts of activities, visit Go Noodle… https://www.gonoodle.com

 

Don’t forget to follow this link to the BBC Supermovers website throughout the day where you can practise your English and Maths skills whilst keeping fit: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks2-collection/zr4ky9q

 

Send me any videos or pictures of you joining in!

 

Maths

 

Find Percentages of Amounts

 

Today, we are going to learn how to find percentages of amounts with an efficient method… https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zvxnv82

 

Read through the examples and watch the videos before having a go at the activities.

 

Activity 1: Prehistoric Percentages

Choose the most efficient method to work out the prehistoric percentages.

 

Activity 2: Maths of the Day: Pitch percentages

Footballers, fans and commentators use percentages all the time in football. Brush up on your own percentages skills with this short video presented by Gary Lineker from ‘Match of the Day’ and Ben Shires from CBBC ‘Kickabout’.

 

Make sure you have a pen or pencil and paper ready so you can calculate the answers. You have 30 seconds to answer each question.

 

Activity 3: Would you rather...?

 

Work out the answers to the questions on the attached worksheet. There may be more than one way of working out the answers. Which is the most effective?

 

English

Story Writing: Using Parenthesis

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zm7w7nb

Today, we are going to practise writing stories with parenthesis.

 

Parenthesis adds extra information to a sentence. It is particularly useful for adding more information about a setting or character.

 

Brackets, dashes and commas indicate parenthesis.

 

Watch the video to remind you how to use brackets, dashes and commas.

 

Read the information and the watch the second video to learn about parenthesis and how it can be used to add detail to your writing.

 

Activity 1: Check your understanding. Can you highlight the words that are parenthesis (extra information) in these sentences?

 

Activity 2: Now that you’re a parenthesis master, try the attached activity.

 

Task 1

Read the setting description, then, find the different uses of parenthesis throughout the text.

Highlight, circle, or write them down.

 

Task 2

Read the character description. Then add parenthesis in each highlighted gap.

 

Remember to punctuate accurately and check your sentences make sense.

 

For example:

 

Almost unbelievably, constricting vines - that looked like slimy snakes - curled around thick spiralling branches.

 

Super challenge

 

Look at your character description OR setting description from earlier this week.

  • Have you used parenthesis?
  • Can you add parenthesis?
  • Can you improve the parenthesis you have used?

 

Top tip!

  • Remember, a sentence should still make sense if the parenthesis is removed.
  • If your parenthesis ends a sentence you do not need to use a comma, or dash - before the full stop.

 

For example:

The sun rose over the mountains (the light was very bright).

The sun rose over the mountains - the light was very bright.

 

Activity 3

Try the attached activity to explore using parenthesis further.

Remember:

‘1 star’ sheet = you want to practise

‘2 star’ sheet = you feel confident

‘3 star’ sheet = you feel super confident

 

Creative Afternoon

The Wildlife Trust’s 30 Days of Wild

 

 

https://action.wildlifetrusts.org/page/57739/petition/1?gclid=CjwKCAjwiMj2BRBFEiwAYfTbCgPFU137qReCILtxdJvI5YPS7BhhyHLUekm_TvyT2rI4BeQJggLCgBoCAe4QAvD_BwE

 

In June, we are going to join thousands of people taking part in the Wildlife Trust’s 30 Days Wild Challenge.

 

This afternoon, visit the following website and have a look through the different species of animals and plants that we have in the United Kingdom… https://www.wildlifetrusts.org/wildlife-explorer

 

When you click on the images, it will take you to a new page…

 

Choose a species that you find interesting and create a fact file about it…

 

You may like to consider…

  • Where does it live / where is it found?
  • Does it live there all year round? For example, in autumn, swallows from the UK make their way back to Africa to spend the colder months there!
  • What kind of habitat does it like?
  • What does it eat? What does it need in order to survive?
  • Does it have any special features, like an extra big beak, that helps it eat?
  • Can it fly? How does it move/travel?
  • Does anything eat it- or is it top of the food chain?

 

You can present your facts in any way of your choice… a video, poster, booklet- anything!

Send photos of your finished product, or the process, with me via Showbie or email! With the help of your parents and remembering our e-safety rules, share your creations on Twitter with the hash tag  #30DaysWild. Don’t forget to tag us @WalfordSchool so that we can see your amazing work too!

 

Rewarding Reading

 

Throughout the day, make sure that you take some time out to enjoy a book!

 

First News

First News are creating free access to their products for a limited period of time during school closures… https://subscribe.firstnews.co.uk/free-downloadable-issue/

 

You could use the MyOn website, Read Theory or choose a book that you have at home.

 

Audible and Amazon are now offering free books to download.

 

David Walliams is giving away a free audiobook at 11am every weekday… https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

 

Follow this link to a story about staying home and keeping safe during the Coronavirus pandemic… https://www.andersenpress.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/STAYING_HOME_medium-res.pdf 

 

Sit down, relax and enjoy some DEAR time!

 

Health and Wellbeing

 

Take some time to visit the Health and Wellbeing section of the website https://www.walfordprimaryschool.co.uk/well-being/ where you will find a selection of stories to support children’s understanding as well as lots of wellbeing and mindfulness activities.

 

Please remember to upload/send your work to Showbie or alternatively, you can email me.

 

I look forward to seeing what you produce!

 

Best wishes

 

Mrs Nicholls

Wednesday, 3rd June 2020

 

Good morning, Class 6!

 

I hope that you are all well. I was so impressed with all of the wonderful work that you completed yesterday. I hope that you are looking forward to another exciting day of home learning tasks.

 

Please keep sending me your Leavers paragraphs, photographs and films!

 

CLASS DISCUSSION

 

Today, at 10am, I will turn the Class Discussion feature on until 10:30am.

 

The Class Discussion feature will allow you to message any friends who are live on Showbie at the same time.

 

Come along to say ‘Hi,’ and ‘How are you?’

 

All messages posted in the Class Discussion can be seen by everyone and I will be there to monitor it throughout the session.

 

Remember our E-Safety rules at all times!

 

FIRST TASK OF THE DAY

 

Go to the Homepage of the website (www.walfordprimaryschool.co.uk), look at the Twitter feed and read 'all tweets'.  Alternatively, ask your parents to help you by getting them to access school Twitter feed (@WalfordSchool).

 

If you find something that makes you smile, remember to 'like' it by pressing the heart button.

 

Remember our E-safety rules… you do not need an account of your own.

 

Get Ready…

Your next Herefordshire Virtual School Games Challenge is here!

 

 

https://twitter.com/stride_active/status/1267358379908968450

 

Follow the link to see a demonstration of the activity.

Come on, Class 6, let’s see how many entries we can get!

Who is going to be the first to send me their video and score?

 

Wake Up, Shake Up

 

Visit Joe Wicks’ YouTube channel from 9am for a daily PE lesson to get you moving, and feeling energised… https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

 

If you fancy something different: for some excellent dance, mindfulness, yoga and all sorts of activities, visit Go Noodle… https://www.gonoodle.com

 

Don’t forget to follow this link to the BBC Supermovers website throughout the day where you can practise your English and Maths skills whilst keeping fit: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks2-collection/zr4ky9q

 

Send me any videos or pictures of you joining in!

 

Maths

Comparing Fractions, Decimals and Percentages

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zrkw2fr

 

Today, we are going to learn to compare fractions, decimals and percentages. Watch the video, which shows how Snoot, Fin and Plimble compare fractions, decimals and percentages when fuelling their saucer.

 

Fractions, decimals and percentages all have equivalents of each other, so it is quite easy to compare and order them!

 

All you need to do is convert them into the same form.

 

Often, it is easiest to convert them into percentages, because then it is really obvious which is the biggest or smallest.

 

Watch the next video from to quickly revise how to convert between fractions, decimals and percentages.

Read through the examples and then complete the activities.

 

Activity 1: Complete the attached worksheet.

 

Activity 2: Complete the attached worksheet.

 

Activity 3:  Now that you feel confident, try the following game… https://kids.classroomsecrets.co.uk/resource/year-6-order-fdp-game/

 

English

Story Writing: Settings and Fronted Adverbials

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zv67xyc

 

Today, we will be practising how to use settings and fronted adverbials. A fronted adverbial is when the adverbial word or phrase is moved to the front of the sentence, before the verb. For example:

 

'Earlier today, I discovered fronted adverbials.'

 

So here, 'earlier today' is a fronted adverbial.

 

Watch the video clip to remind yourself all about fronted adverbials.

 

Read through the examples and then watch the second clip to learn more about creating a story setting.

 

Activity 1: Check your understanding by completing the story setting quiz.

 

Activity 2: Get creative! Use the attached Setting Checklist worksheet to create your very own story setting.

 

Super challenge

 

Can you write three descriptive sentences to describe your setting that include a fronted adverbial?

 

Example

 

Below the swirling clouds, the mountain lair stared down menacingly over the valley below.

 

Top tip!

 

A subordinate clause may also be introduced by a relative pronoun - a word like that, which, who or whose:

 

Indy, who was the world’s cutest poodle, lived in a gargantuan, creepy castle.

 

Activity 3: Read the setting description and answer the questions.

 

Creative Afternoon

The Wildlife Trust’s 30 Days of Wild

 

 

https://action.wildlifetrusts.org/page/57739/petition/1?gclid=CjwKCAjwiMj2BRBFEiwAYfTbCgPFU137qReCILtxdJvI5YPS7BhhyHLUekm_TvyT2rI4BeQJggLCgBoCAe4QAvD_BwE

 

In June, we are going to join thousands of people taking part in the Wildlife Trust’s 30 Days Wild Challenge.

 

Wildlife Maps

 

Your task today is to map your local wildlife. You could do this anywhere- on a walk, in your garden or even looking out of your window.

 

On paper, draw a rough sketch map of the area you are going to explore, and map where you see the wildlife. Think about the key features of the area e.g. river, grass, bird feeder, bushes, trees, flowers and ponds and draw these on to your map first…

 

Below is an idea of what a sketch map might look like… you do not need to include street names in your map as it is likely to be a smaller area!

 

 

As you explore, note down the wildlife that you see and label it! For example, if I saw a dragonfly by the pond, I would mark the pond with an X and draw or write ‘dragonfly’.

 

Send photos of your finished product, or the process, with me via Showbie or email! With the help of your parents and remembering our e-safety rules, share your creations on Twitter with the hash tag  #30DaysWild. Don’t forget to tag us @WalfordSchool so that we can see your amazing work too!

 

Cheltenham Science Festival

This week is Cheltenham Science Festival, which is taking place online. Visit https://www.cheltenhamfestivals.com/science-home/whats-on/grid for more information.

 

Colourful Science

 

 

Why is grass green? And why do butterfly wings shimmer different colours? Join mathematician Katie Steckles, chemist Jamie Gallagher and biophysicist Nate Adams as they explore what colour means to them and how colours can even help us understand the universe.

 

Rewarding Reading

 

Throughout the day, make sure that you take some time out to enjoy a book!

 

First News

First News are creating free access to their products for a limited period of time during school closures… https://subscribe.firstnews.co.uk/free-downloadable-issue/

 

You could use the MyOn website, Read Theory or choose a book that you have at home.

 

Audible and Amazon are now offering free books to download.

 

David Walliams is giving away a free audiobook at 11am every weekday… https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

 

Follow this link to a story about staying home and keeping safe during the Coronavirus pandemic… https://www.andersenpress.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/STAYING_HOME_medium-res.pdf 

 

Sit down, relax and enjoy some DEAR time!

 

Health and Wellbeing

 

Take some time to visit the Health and Wellbeing section of the website https://www.walfordprimaryschool.co.uk/well-being/ where you will find a selection of stories to support children’s understanding as well as lots of wellbeing and mindfulness activities.

 

Please remember to upload/send your work to Showbie or alternatively, you can respond to this email.

 

I look forward to seeing what you produce!

 

Best wishes

 

Mrs Nicholls

Tuesday, 2nd June 2020

 

Good morning, Class 6!

 

I hope that you are all well. I have been so impressed with all of the wonderful work that you completed yesterday. I hope that you are looking forward to another exciting day of home learning tasks.

 

Please keep sending me your Leavers paragraphs, photographs and films!

 

FIRST TASK OF THE DAY

 

Go to the Homepage of the website (www.walfordprimaryschool.co.uk), look at the Twitter feed and read 'all tweets'.  Alternatively, ask your parents to help you by getting them to access school Twitter feed (@WalfordSchool).  

 

If you find something that makes you smile, remember to 'like' it by pressing the heart button.

 

Remember our E-safety rules… you do not need an account of your own.

 

 

Get Ready…

Your next Herefordshire Virtual School Games Challenge is here!

 

https://twitter.com/stride_active/status/1267358379908968450

 

Follow the link to see a demonstration of the activity.

Come on, Class 6, let’s see how many entries we can get!

Who is going to be the first to send me their video and score?

 

Wake Up, Shake Up

 

Visit Joe Wicks’ YouTube channel from 9am for a daily PE lesson to get you moving, and feeling energised… https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

 

If you fancy something different: for some excellent dance, mindfulness, yoga and all sorts of activities, visit Go Noodle… https://www.gonoodle.com

 

Don’t forget to follow this link to the BBC Supermovers website throughout the day where you can practise your English and Maths skills whilst keeping fit: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks2-collection/zr4ky9q

 

Send me any videos or pictures of you joining in!

 

Maths

Find Equivalent Fractions, Decimals and Percentages

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zjckjp3

 

Watch the video to learn how to find equivalent fractions, decimals and percentages. Throughout the video, there are a number of questions for you to answer. You will need to pause the video at these points to allow you time to answer. You will need a pencil and paper to help calculate and record your answers.

 

Activity 1: Complete the questions on the attached sheet.

 

Activity 2: Answer the five questions in this interactive game and practise finding the equivalent fractions, decimals and percentages… https://kids.classroomsecrets.co.uk/resource/year-6-equivalent-fdp-game/

 

English

Character Creations and Complex Sentences

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zvmw7nb

 

Today, we are going to learn to create characters and complex sentences.

 

Complex Sentences

A complex sentence uses a subordinate clause to add extra detail and usually starts with a subordinating conjunction.

 

George wanted to stay outside, despite the driving rain and wind.

 

Here, the subordinate clause despite the driving rain and wind does not make sense on its own and is adding extra information to the main clause.

 

A subordinate clause can go at the start, in the middle or at the end of a sentence.

Despite the driving wind and rain, George wanted to stay outside.

 

Watch the video to recap the difference between simple, compound and complex sentences.

 

Developing a complex sentence

 

Simple sentences have just one main verb.

George was feeling excited. It was dark in the forest.

 

Compound sentences have more than one verb.

George was feeling excited and it was dark in the forest.

 

Complex sentences have subordinate clauses.

George was feeling excited, despite the darkness of the forest.

 

These sentences can help to describe the characters that you use in you stories and their actions.

 

Why spend time creating a character?

Every good story needs strong characters. There are six categories to think about when designing a character:

  • Physical Appearance:

What do they look like? Are they male or female? Do they have any special features like a scar?

Use lots of descriptive language (e.g. adjectives and similes) to help build an image of your character in the reader’s mind.

For example, the simile he had muscles like concrete blocks tells the reader that the character has huge muscles!

  • Job and skills:

Does your character’s job suit their appearance? Do they have skills that are important for your story, like x-ray vision?

  • Clothing:

What a character wears can reflect their personality and what they get up to in your story.

She is dressed from head to toe in stretchy black material that clings to her menacing muscles. This shows that the character is dangerous!

  • Name:

A simple name (e.g. Mrs Wilson) might mean your character’s special features are a surprise. A complex name (e.g. Helga Van-Schwarzenbrow) tells the reader more about the character!

  • Setting:

Does your character’s home or base reflect their personality and appearance?

  • Likes and dislikes:

What does your character like or enjoy? On the other hand, what are their weaknesses?

 

Stimulate your imagination by watching the video about creating a character for a story.

 

Activity 1: Can you tackle the character creation quiz?

 

Activity 2: Get creative! Apply what you have learnt to create a superhero character using the attached worksheet.

 

Super challenge

Can you write five complex sentences about the character you have created?

 

Example

Mr Milton (the alien) had five eyes, although he wished he had more!

 

Top tip!

A subordinate clause may also be introduced by a relative pronoun - a word like that, which, who or whose:

Sir Samuel Sutton, who didn’t like the dark, lived in humongous castle.

 

Activity 3: Explore complex sentences further with the attached worksheet.

 

Creative Afternoon

The Wildlife Trust’s 30 Days of Wild

 

 

https://action.wildlifetrusts.org/page/57739/petition/1?gclid=CjwKCAjwiMj2BRBFEiwAYfTbCgPFU137qReCILtxdJvI5YPS7BhhyHLUekm_TvyT2rI4BeQJggLCgBoCAe4QAvD_BwE

 

In June, we are going to join thousands of people taking part in the Wildlife Trust’s 30 Days Wild Challenge.

 

Wildlife Habitats

This afternoon, your challenge is to create a habitat for some local wildlife. You may want to create a minibeast hotel, a bird nest or even a hedgehog hide.

 

I have included some pictures below, but there are lots of ideas that I am sure you will come up with yourselves.

 

 

Try and use as many loose natural materials