Free Tennis

Hi everyone,

This week Years 5 & 6 had the opportunity to enjoy a taster session in tennis delivered by LTA coaches from The Shrewsbury Club Tennis.

The Shrewsbury Club Tennis are offering FREE tennis sessions to children THIS Sunday (16.5.2021) at Monkmoor Recreation Ground for children between the age of 4-11.

To book on follow the Golden ticket or alternatively click the link below:

Golden Ticket

https://clubspark.lta.org.uk/ShropshireLTA/Coaching

Many thanks,

Mr Weaver

Free School Transport to Thomas Adams, Wem

Please see a message from Claire Stephens, Passenger Transport Group, Shropshire Council regarding transport to Thomas Adams for September.

Any parents/carers of year 6 pupils, who wish to apply for free school transport for their child/children from September 2021, should do so before 31st May 2021. Applications can be made online at www.shropshire.gov.uk or over the phone with the Council’s Customer Service Team by calling 0345 6789008. Alternatively, should you require a paper copy of the application form, please do not hesitate to contact the school or Passenger Transport directly via email, schooltransport@shropshire.gov.uk or over the phone on the above telephone number. It is important to explain that, if the application is not received by 31st May 2021, the Authority may be unable to provide transport for the beginning of the autumn term 2021 and parents/carers will need to make their own transport arrangements. Access to school transport is not permitted until entitlement has been confirmed.

Get active and do your bit for the environment!

Dear all,

Just something a little different for children to take part in at home with their families as well as being active and doing their bit for the environment.

Follow the link for more information and where parents/guardians can sign up: https://psl.football/signup/

If you decide to sign up we would love to see pictures of you all participating, so please don’t forget to email your pictures to the school office.

Thanks,

Mr Weaver

Year 6 Homework w/e March 5th

Hi,

Homework this week is to continue with your spellings. This week they are:

Grammar

I’d like you to try the semi colon and colon worksheet.

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Expected-using-colons-and-semicolons

Greater Depth-using-colons-and-semicolons

Maths

Just a little addition exercise for this week.

Adding-Three-4-Digit-Numbers

Have a good weekend.

Mr Chiverton

Year 6 Home Learning Friday 5th March

Good morning Class 6,

Another FRIDAY! And the last one before we return to school.

I would like to say a huge well done and thank you to all the home learners and their parents/carers who are doing the most amazing job. Thank you for sending through examples of the wonderful work you have been completing at home – I have thoroughly enjoyed seeing what you have been getting up to.

PE with Joe Wicks

Joe has announced that this will be his last workout session. It would be great if you could join in for this workout.

Arithmetic Test

Please complete the attached arithmetic test. When you have finished, ask an adult to help you mark your completed test. Make sure you select the test appropriate for your maths group.

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mental-maths-year-Expected

mental-maths-year-Greater Depth

Handwriting

I know how hard it is to keep on top of your handwriting whilst working from home. If you can, try working on the Speed and Fluency sheet. If you aren’t happy with your first attempt, feel free to try again.

Punctuation

After our work on semi colons earlier in the week, I thought it would be good to try this. Remember, when we use a semi colon we take away the conjunction. Use the sheet appropriate for your group.

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Spellings

Focused reading

To access the eBook Library you will need to follow these instructions.

  1. Go to www.oxfordowl.co.uk
  2. Click on the ‘Log in’ link (top right) to open the login form.
  3. 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)
  4. Once logged in, click on Oxford Owl eBook Library.
  5. In the search box type in Selkie Summer. Be careful, as spell checker will try and autocorrect.

Read chapter 7 before answering these questions.

  1. Why didn’t Lily like her mum and dad’s idea?
  2. On page 75 how does the author indicate how bad the weather is?
  3. Why do you think Jess felt there was no need for anything else to be said?
  4. Ext: What is a houseparent?

Music

After last week’s lesson, I thought we could follow it up with a second lesson on Pulse and Metre.

You are amazing!

Have a good weekend.

Mr Chiverton

Year 6 Home Learning Thursday 4th March

Hi,

Only a couple of days before we return to school. I’m sure there are a wide range of emotions bouncing around between you at the moment. Some of you will be excited; some possibly a little more anxious. However you feel, we will be doing everything at school to ensure that your return runs as smoothly as possible.

 

When is World Book Day 2021? | Metro News

Today is World Book Day. In school we will be dressing up as our favourite book characters. Please feel free to join our Zoom call dressed up as your favourite book character too so we can share some of this day together 🙂

Hopefully, you’ll be able to join me for the Zoom session this morning.

Mr Chiverton is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Time: Mar 4, 2021 10:30 AM London

Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/99548171086?pwd=dklqcWo5QTMwbGtGQm5wRW5tTnpsdz09

Meeting ID: 995 4817 1086
Passcode: e2udL2

Maths

As we near the end of our work on algebra, it can be worth replacing the letter with a number to see if the equation works.

Teaching slides-Enumerate-Possibilities

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Expected-VF-Enumerate-Possibilities-3

Greater depth-VF-Enumerate-Possibilities-4

Reasoning and Problem Solving

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Expected-RPS-Enumerate-Possibilities-3

Greater depth-RPS-Enumerate-Possibilities-4

Literacy

With it being World Book Day, we will be having a little break from our poetry to take time to explore books.

If possible, I’d like you to go on a scavenger hunt.

In our Zoom session we will be looking at how authors can use an image to make a story/poem more powerful.

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Question time!

What does the expression ‘if looks could kill’ mean?

What do you think the bird is angry about?

What kind of bird is it?

Do birds have feelings like humans?

What do you think the bird is looking at?

What different colours can you see on the bird?

Sentence challenge!

Can you make a list of as many words you can think of that describe the colour black in more detail?

Here are a few of mine…

jet inky pitch midnight dark soot coal obsidian funereal gloomy sorrowful

Can you you use these alternative words for black to describe the bird?

Sick sentences!

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

The black bird stared. It had black feathers and black legs. It had a black beak.

Story starter!

If looks could kill…

 

Focused reading

I’ve broken chapter 6 into 2 parts. Today, I’d like you to read up from the end of page 61 to the end of the chapter.

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.

  1. What does lilting mean?
  2. Why did Lily want the evening to last forever?
  3. Why do you think the author spends so much time on the differences between Lily’s life and Jess’s?
  4. Ext: What do you think the bombshell might be?

Art

Today’s art is linked to World Book Day. If you can, watch Tom Fletcher discussing his thought processes. You can then visit Tony DiTerlizzi with a focus on the actives linked to The Spider and The Fly.

If you can, have another look at some of his artwork from the poem. Can you create something similar linked to The Raven or any other villainous character? Have a look at some of Tony’s time-lapse videos for ideas.

Have a good day.

Mr Chiverton

Year 6 Home Learning Wednesday 3rd March

Hi,

It was good to see so many of you at yesterday’s Zoom session.

I only remembered at the last moment that you had just had your schools confirmed. I hope you all got  the school that you wanted.

PE

I hope you are all joining in with Joe Wicks. Those of you who did on Monday would have seen he had technical difficulties. Joe managed the entire workout in silence dressed as a giraffe!

 

When is World Book Day 2021? | Metro News

This Thursday is World Book Day. In school we will be dressing up as our favourite book characters. Please feel free to join our Zoom call dressed up as your favourite book character too so we can share some of this day together 🙂

Hopefully, you’ll be able to join me for the Zoom session tomorrow morning.

Mr Chiverton is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Time: Mar 4, 2021 10:30 AM London

Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/99548171086?pwd=dklqcWo5QTMwbGtGQm5wRW5tTnpsdz09

Meeting ID: 995 4817 1086
Passcode: e2udL2

Maths

Algebra is an interesting topic. It requires an additional bit of thinking to solve some of the questions, but I find it a good little problem challenge.

Teaching Slides-Find-Pairs-of-Values

Developing -VF-Find-Pairs-of-Values-1-2

Expected-VF-Find-Pairs-of-Values-1-3

Greater Depth-VF-Find-Pairs-of-Values-1-4

Reasoning and Problem Solving

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Expected-RPS-Find-Pairs-of-Values-1-3

Greater Depth-RPS-Find-Pairs-of-Values-1-4

Literacy

Look again at The Spider and the Fly (Tony DiTerlizzi version), particularly at the illustrations. Did you spot the setting that DiTerlizzi has imagined? The setting is a doll’s house in an attic room. I wonder what other small-scale encounters could be happening around our houses each day!

Collect ideas – using predator and prey as a starting point, e.g. wren & ant, thrush & worm, dragonfly & frog, bee & spider, slug & plant, etc. Try to select easy to rhyme characters. Today you will plan a new poem, in the style of The Spider and the Fly. You should choose a setting, two characters and begin to plot the poem, thinking about the story arc.

Activity

Plan a new narrative poem using The Spider and the Fly as a model. You should think about building the tension to a climax before planning a happy or sad ending. You should consider the characters and their personalities. What flaw does the prey have which makes them vulnerable? e.g. vanity, greed, jealousy, short temper, etc. and how does the predator exploit it? You could use a story mountain-style plan, or other forms of planning that you are comfortable with.

Focused reading

I’ve broken chapter 6 into 2 parts. Today, I’d like you to read up to the end of page 61.

To access the eBook Library you will need to follow these instructions.

  1. Go to www.oxfordowl.co.uk
  2. Click on the ‘Log in’ link (top right) to open the login form.
  3. 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)
  4. Once logged in, click on Oxford Owl eBook Library.
  5. In the search box type in Selkie Summer. Be careful, as spell checker will try and autocorrect.
  1. Why is it dangerous to walk round the cliffs?
  2. On page 57, why does the author say …’they headed relentlessly to the beach’?
  3. How many children from the island are at the High School?
  4. Ext: What did Lily’s dad think the seeds had been used for?

Geography

Spend a few minutes thinking about an occupation you think people do in the country. Check you understand the definitions of ‘urban’ and ‘rural’ as you will come across these words being used during the discussions in these sessions. Have a look at Researching a rural working life. Afterwards, write down your answers.Lesson 2 Geography resources

Some of you may not be able to complete the next part. But if you can, I’d then like you to go out of school into the local area, taking with you maps and compasses (most mobile phones have a compass app) cameras and copies of the presentation on How to use a compass.

You may want to look at these websites for more information:

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); https://getoutside.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/guides/beginners-guide-to-using-a-compass/ – How to read a compass instructions; YouTube videos on compass work.

Have a good day.

Mr Chiverton