I hope you are all excited with the news of us returning to school on March 8th. Let’s hope that there are no other lockdowns and we can complete the year.
Just in case any parents missed this from previous posts, you can send your child’s work through to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. It’s great if you don’t let it build up as I try to respond promptly and the children can then react to any feedback they receive.
Tomorrow, we have another Zoom session. Can I just remind you to read Parent and Pupil Zoom Acceptable Use Policy for school.
Mr Chiverton is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting Thursday Feb 25th @ 10:30
Mr Chiverton is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.Time: Feb 25, 2021 10:30 AM London
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Joe Wicks PE
See if you can fit a workout in with Joe Wicks.
Today we are looking at forming equations. Work your way through the teaching slides to get an idea of how to complete the exercises.
Reasoning and problem solving
Today you will be exploring the difference between vocabulary typical of informal speech and vocabulary appropriate for formal speech and writing. Think about the use of language in The Spider and the Fly. Due to the age of the poem, the vocabulary is very formal by today’s standards but there is still a contrast between dialogue and narrative. Look at the Poetry slides, revising punctuation of direct speech. We don’t speak like this today! Can you rephrase some of the conversation in modern day language, keeping the meaning but updating the vocabulary?
Try to rewrite the Spider and Fly’s dialogue as modern speech, e.g. “Oh no, no,” said the Fly, “to ask me is in vain; for who goes up your winding stair can ne’er come down again.” becomes “Oh no,” said the Fly, “there’s no point asking me that. People who go up your stairs are never seen again.”
Try to generate new ideas in modern punctuated dialogue, the Spider persuading/flattering and the Fly resisting.
I hope you are enjoying Selkie Summer.
To access the eBook Library you will need to follow these instructions.
- Go to www.oxfordowl.co.uk
- Click on the ‘Log in’ link (top right) to open the login form.
- Make sure the ‘Students’ tab is highlighted. Type in the class name shawburyy6 and password Shawbury2021Y6 and click ‘Log in’ (Be careful with upper and lower case. There are no spaces)
- Once logged in, click on Oxford Owl eBook Library.
- In the search box type in Selkie Summer. Be careful, as spell checker will try and autocorrect.
Read chapter 3 and then answer the questions.
- What is a hooly?
- What is cabin fever?
- The islanders talk about Selkies. What mythical creature does a Selkie remind you of?
- Ext: The mood of Jess changes throughout the chapter. On page 28 find and copy a phrase which shows this?
This term we will be having a look at mapping our local area and carry out a local study.
If you can, type ‘Google Maps’ in the search engine and then type the name of the school in the search box on the Google Maps page. Explore around the school area, zoom in and out (using the buttons on screen) What have you discovered from the maps? What is nearby? What do you want to discover or explore further? What have you noticed that you didn’t know before? (Looking at maps of our local area can be surprising and fascinating because we see things from a different perspective. Streets and fields and houses we think are well known to us look different in an aerial view on a map). Can you find the school? And your house? Or the road you live on?
Click on the box that says ‘Earth’. What do you notice? (This is called ‘satellite view’. It is a photograph taken from space). Can you still see the school and the roads and other features? In this view, you can zoom in and drop the little orange person into the map to activate ‘Streetview’. Try doing that and looking around. You can move along roads by clicking on the large, wide, grey arrow that appears at the bottom of the screen. Now zoom right out so you can see exactly where the school is in the country and the world. What interesting things do you notice? What features interest you in the area around the school?
What are the main differences and similarities between satellite and map view on Google Maps?
Divide a piece of paper in two and write ‘similarities’ and ‘differences’ on each half. Write your own observations on the paper as you explore Google Maps.
Look at the presentation on how to create a map
If you can, type ‘OS Mapzone’ into the search engine to find the weblink and click ‘map skills’ on the left in the orange box to explore the options under ‘map skills’ heading. Explore this site, which gives a lot of information about map skills, as well as puzzles and videos.
These websites may help.
https://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/mapzone/ – Ordnance Survey Mapzone for children;
http://digimapforschools.edina.ac.uk/whoIsUsing – Digimaps for Schools, with facility to print OS maps in A4 or A3;
http://www.magic.gov.uk/MagicMap.aspx – Detailed digital maps of all rural areas of Great Britain. (You can print sections of maps from this website).