It was wonderful seeing some of our children back this week and we are all thinking of those children that are still working hard at home using the activities on this blog.
We will continue to use lessons from this platform within the classroom and the days you are not in school, you will carry on using the subsequent or identified lessons at home. We will make this clear on each subject which lessons to access at home and which we will deliver in school.
Internet Safety (This activity is to completed at home)
- Discuss their answers, using the answer sheet located at the bottom of the blog post.
Activity 1: Who should Ellie turn to?
- If needed, watch Episode 2: Who’s Magnus?, again with your child at thinkuknow.co.uk/8_10/watch/.
- Ask your child:
- Why was Ellie upset?
- Explain that Ellie needs someone to help when she is upset. Look at the activity ‘Who should Ellie turn to?’ on p2 of this activity sheet. Hide the answers at the bottom of the page by zooming in on screen, or folding it over if it’s on paper.
- Read the description on each line and ask them to decide whether this is a good person for Ellie to talk to. Then check and discuss their answers.
- Explain that someone with the ‘good qualities’ they have ticked would be a trusted adult. Remind your child of when Alfie turned to his mum when he was being pressured by the gamer in episode 1.
- Finish by asking your child:
- Who did Ellie turn to? Were they the best person to go to?
Activity 2: Write a message to Ellie
- Recap the learning from the previous activity by asking your child:
- Who is a good person for Ellie to turn to when she is upset? What qualities should they have?
- Ask your child to write a message to Ellie, advising her on what she could do after she saw the mean comments that she thinks Sam has posted.
- Explore thinkuknow.co.uk/8_10/worried with your child to help them add more detail to their message e.g. who Ellie’s trusted adult might be and how she could ask for help.
You can continue to use the Scholastic Virtual Reading Library online allowing you to access lots of different books on their website.
The Scholastic Reading Pro website (https://educator-slz03.scholasticlearningzone.com/slz-portal/#/login3/GBR2VCR) please find enclosed the login details below.
Enter your username and password (remember that they are case sensitive)
Username: (first three letters of the pupil’s first name followed by first three letters of surname) All lowercase
For example: Harry Potter would be Username: harpot
If you have any issues accessing the website, please contact the school at firstname.lastname@example.org .
This week we will be using the lesson 1 our reading lessons in school and lessons 3, 4 and 5 for our literacy lessons in school. Mrs Wild’s class will be also completing lesson 2 in Class while Mr Whitfield’s and Mrs Willett’s class will complete this at home.
All returning children do not need to start the English work until they have had their lessons in school.
This week we will be working towards a Letter of Complaint.
These include some comprehension tasks, exploration of the features and an opportunity to write your own.
Lesson 1– The Racehorse that would not Gallop Reading Comprehension focussing on fact retrieval – https://www.thenational.academy/year-6/english/letter-of-complaint-reading-focus-year-6-wk6-1
Lesson 2 – The Racehorse that would not Gallop Reading Comprehension focussing on fact retrieval – https://www.thenational.academy/year-6/english/letter-of-complaint-reading-focus-year-6-wk6-2
Lesson 3 – Identifying key structural elements and gramatical features when writing a letter of complaint– https://www.thenational.academy/year-6/english/letter-of-complaint-identifying-the-features-year-6-wk6-3
Lesson 4 – Clause Structures – https://www.thenational.academy/year-6/english/letter-of-complaint-clause-structures-year-6-wk6-4
Lesson 5 – Writing a letter of complaint – https://www.thenational.academy/year-6/english/letter-of-complaint-write-your-own-year-6-wk6-5
Your child will be expected to complete a five day week in Maths. Children that are continuing to home-school will access the resources in the same way they have been.
Children going to school on the 8st of June will complete lesson 1 to 2 whilst they are in school and lessons 3, 4 and 5 at home.
Children returning to school on the 11th of June will complete lessons 1 to 3 whilst they are in school and lessons 4 and 5 at home.
All returning children do not need to start the Maths work until they have had their lessons in school.
This week you will continue to look at coordinates and applying this learning to 3D shapes.
Lesson 1– To represent multiplication with proper fractions – https://www.thenational.academy/year-6/maths/fractions-to-represent-multiplication-with-proper-fractions-year-6-wk6-1
Lesson 2– To multiply pairs of proper fractions – https://www.thenational.academy/year-6/maths/fractions-to-multiply-pairs-of-proper-fractions-year-6-wk6-2
Lesson 3– To divide a proper fraction by an integer – https://www.thenational.academy/year-6/maths/fractions-to-divide-a-proper-fraction-by-an-integer-year-6-wk6-3
Lesson 4– To multiply and divide with improper fractions – https://www.thenational.academy/year-6/maths/fractions-to-multiply-and-divide-with-improper-fractions-year-6-wk6-4
Lesson 5– To solve fraction problems with the four operations – https://www.thenational.academy/year-6/maths/fractions-to-solve-fraction-problems-with-the-four-operations-year-6-wk6-5
Science – How do fossils provide evidence for evolution (Completed in school)
In this lesson, we are going to learn how fossils are formed and how they provide evidence for the theory of evolution. We will learn what the fossil record is and why there are parts missing from the record. In this lesson, you will need a piece of paper and a pencil.
History – Who were the Anglo Saxons? (Completed in school by Mr Whitfield’s class and Mrs Willett’s class)
Learn about who the Anglo Saxons were and how they lived.
This lesson includes:
- three videos exploring what life was like in Anglo Saxon times
- two activities to build historical knowledge and understanding
Geography – Fossil Fuels and Renewable Energy (Completed in school by Mrs Wild’s class)
Learn about fossil fuels and renewable energy.
This lessons includes:
- one animation about fossil fuels and renewable energy
- one short film about wind power
- three activities to build on your knowledge
Internet Safety – Answers
- Why was Ellie upset? [She thought Sam was posting mean comments about her. Megan was unkind, and she lost the guitar-off]
- Who did Ellie turn to? Were they the best person to go to? [Magnus. Ask your child to explain why, and encourage them to think about how Magnus has some qualities they put a cross against in the activity.
Activity 2: Write a message to Ellie
- Who is a good person for Ellie to turn to when she is upset? What qualities should they have? [A trusted adult. Your child’s answer should refer to the positive qualities from Activity 1]