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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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
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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.

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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
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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.

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Reasoning and Problem Solving

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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

Year 6 Home Learning Tuesday 2nd March

Hi,

I hope you well and had the opportunity to celebrate St David’s Day.

Can I remind you that on Thursday it is World Book Day. It would be nice to see you dress up as your favourite character for our Zoom session that day.

As you are completing your work, remember all the hard work that has gone into your presentation and handwriting at school and see if you can match it at home.

Just in case any parents missed this from previous posts, you can send your child’s work through to me at class6@shawburystmarys.co.uk. 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 a 10:30 on March 2nd

Join Zoom Meeting
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Maths

We are continuing our work on algebra. This can be a tricky area for some people. If you are not quite sure how to complete an aspect of the work set, then please contact me or watch any linked videos that will be posted.

It has been brought to my attention that there are errors with the Classroom Secret materials for today’s lesson. On the teaching slides, problem solving 1 and 2 are incorrect and on Expected question 8b. the first line should read 6x -4 = 22.

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Literacy

Look at semi-colons, colons or dashes to mark boundaries between independent clauses; using Poetry slides 13 – 16. Return to The Spider and the Fly (Tony DiTerlizzi version).  Is he really a villain or just doing what spiders do to survive? What about the Raven? Is it an evil fiend or just a bird trying to keep warm?

Look at how to join linked clauses using semi-colons and colons, e.g. The Fly was foolish to listen to the Spider: she knew what had happened to his other guests. See Poetry slides 17/18 for examples.

Activity

Write about the Spider or the Raven thinking whether the character is a villain or not. You should give reasons for their views. Join 3 pairs of closely linked clauses using semi-colons or colons. As the focus is grammar, not comprehension, you can make up evidence if you wish, e.g. The Spider is certainly not a villain: he often gives money to charities.

Focused Reading

I hope you are enjoying Selkie Summer.

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 5 and then answer the questions.

  1. On page 46, what similes does Unna use to describe the island and the sea?
  2. Write a short summary of this chapter in Unna’s story. Aim for 40 around words.
  3. Why do you think Jess wasn’t so impressed by Malcolm’s find?
  4. What were the main reasons for Jess not wanting to go to High School?

Science

Today, we are going to be looking at the established method for classifying living things. This process was established by Carl Linnaeus in the 18th century and is still being used today.

Have a look through the Lesson Presentation Linnaean System before completing the Question Sheet and Activity Sheet Classifying Species.

Have a good day.

Mr Chiverton

No maths answers. Please send your work through to me for marking.

Year 6 Home Learning Monday 1st March

Hi,

I hope you had a good weekend. Well, here we are. Hopefully, this will be the last week of home learning!

Can I remind you that on Thursday it is World Book Day. It would be nice to see you dress up as your favourite character for our Zoom session that day.

As you are completing your work, remember all the hard work that has gone into your presentation and handwriting at school and see if you can match it at home.

Just in case any parents missed this from previous posts, you can send your child’s work through to me at class6@shawburystmarys.co.uk. 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 a 10:30 on March 2nd

Join Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 982 2355 3339
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Joe Wicks PE

See if you can fit a workout in with Joe Wicks.

Maths

We are continuing our work on algebra. This can be a tricky area for some people. If you are not quite sure how to complete an aspect of the work set, then please contact me or watch any linked videos that will be posted.

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Reasoning and Problem Solving

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Literacy

I hope you have been enjoying the poetry.

Today, I’d like you to look at how the tension in both poems is built, much like a story, with the reader drawn in by the build-up of suspense.  Today we will be looking at how the structure and language of a poem creates tension, mapping the narrative and finding out what happens in the end! You might like to listen to this version to get an idea.

Read/play ending of The Raven. Look at the task and consider how to plan your work by looking at The Raven Resources Monday.

Activity

Check your understanding of the plot in each stanza.

Look at the rise and fall of tension before recording as a map/graph. (This is a similar idea to story mountains.)

Plot the chart using tension and key words and phrases which have impact, in The Raven.

Look at the example for ideas.

Focused Reading

I hope you are enjoying Selkie Summer.

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 4 and then answer the questions.

  1. On page 36, what simile does the author use to describe how windy it is?
  2. On page 36 why do you think Jess uses alliteration to say what was sold in Shepherdson?
  3. Why do you think Jess made a face and didn’t speak as they returned to the car?
  4. Ext: What does it mean when it says that Olaf went into exile?

PSHE

Good to be Me

Worry and anxiety are a major feature in many children’s lives. Many children have good reasons to be anxious. Exploring worries is important. Worrying is when our thoughts get stuck in a cycle of unproductive thought and we are unable to break out into more productive problem solving. Having a problem becomes a worry when you don’t think about the solution but repeatedly think about the problem itself and possible negative outcomes.

Some of the worries I have had include:

  • I worry when my son is out late without telling me.
  • I worry that my car might break down on the motorway.
  • I worry that I don’t have any friends.
  • I worry that I might have hurt a colleague’s feelings.
  • I worry that the other teachers will laugh at me when I do an assembly.

Have a think about what worries other people might have ‘Someone might worry that …’ not ‘I worry that …’.

Activity

I’d like you to illustrate how worrying feels by annotating an outline of a child, showing how the different parts of their body react.

Look at Old Wormwart’s cure for worrying resource sheet. Explain that the cure was found in a very old book. I was wondering whether it is of any use today. Go through the cure together.

Go back to the worries in the last task and consider the difference between a Useless Worry and a Useful Thought. Reclassify these according to these two categories.

Use Old Wormwart’s challenge from the resource sheets. Assess how you might use Old Wormwart’s cure by looking at one or two of the worries you have, probably selected from the list you thought earlier.

Lesson 2 resources

Have a good day.

Mr Chiverton

No maths answers. Please send your work through to me for marking.

Year 6 Home Learning Friday 26th February

Good morning Class 6,

Another FRIDAY! And the last one of February.

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.

Today will be a little different because, as you will all know, our day is structured slightly differently in school on a Friday.

This afternoon we will be a having a social session on Zoom. This is more of a chance for the class to catch up with each other.

Chris Chiverton is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Time: Feb 26, 2021 01:15 PM London

Join Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 963 1608 2522
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PE with Joe Wicks

The link will send you to the Wednesday page. You should be able to find the Friday page from there.

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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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 Poetry sheet. If you aren’t happy with your first attempt, feel free to try again.

Punctuation

Use the guidance sheet to help you with the exercise.

punctuation-worksheet

Spellings

 

Focused reading

As we have been working on poetry this week, I thought it would be good to carry out some comprehension work on another popular poem – The Tyger by William Blake.

If you are wondering why Blake spells it Tyger, he was using the old English spelling.

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Music

A change for this week. I thought it would be good to have a little music. I’m sure you’ll find it good fun as you join in with the activity.

Understanding Pulse and Rhythm

You are amazing!

Have a good weekend.

Mr Chiverton

Year 6 Home Learning Thursday 25th February

Hi,

Hopefully, the windy weather has passed by and we will get a few good days to enjoy.

Just in case any parents missed this from previous posts, you can send your child’s work through to me at class6@shawburystmarys.co.uk. 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.

Today, 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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Maths

Today we are looking at word problems linked to equations. Work your way through the teaching slides to get an idea of how to complete the exercises.

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Reasoning and Problem Solving

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Literacy

Today, we will start to look at another classic poem. Look at The Raven (1845), another narrative poem with a villainous character. Read/play the first three stanzas (see resources); Think about the atmosphere and note the use of language and poetic devices. Who will be the scary character here? The raven. The language is challenging, but again this poem has endured for many years because of this language. Reread the first stanza. Try to enjoy the sound quality of the words before thinking about the meaning.

The Raven resources

Activity

Look at the ‘Tips for reading and discussing The Raven’

Keep reading a stanza until you are comfortable with the language and the flow.

Focused Reading

I hope you are enjoying Selkie Summer.

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 Unna’s Story and then answer the questions.

  1. Who do you think Unna is?
  2. What does Siv mean when she says that, ‘ She won’t make old bones’?
  3. What is bartering?
  4. Ext: How do you think Unna’s amber might be significant as the story develops?

RE

This term, we will continue with our work on Islam and explore more aspects of this fascinating religion.

The Qur’an is important in Islam. Read through the presentation and answer questions linked to it.

The Qur’an Teaching Slides

Quran Activity Sheet

Good luck.

Mr Chiverton

Year 6 Home Learning Wednesday 24th February

Hi,

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 class6@shawburystmarys.co.uk. 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

Join Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 976 2503 5601
Passcode: MN63kH

Joe Wicks PE

See if you can fit a workout in with Joe Wicks.

Maths

Today we are looking at forming equations. Work your way through the teaching slides to get an idea of how to complete the exercises.

Teaching Slides-Forming-Equations

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Expected-VF-Forming-Equations-3

Greater Depth-VF-Forming-Equations-4

Reasoning and problem solving

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Greater Depth-RPS-Forming-Equations

 

Literacy

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?

Activity

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.

Focused Reading

I hope you are enjoying Selkie Summer.

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 3 and then answer the questions.

  1. What is a hooly?
  2. What is cabin fever?
  3. The islanders talk about Selkies. What mythical creature does a Selkie remind you of?
  4. Ext: The mood of Jess changes throughout the chapter. On page 28 find and copy a phrase which shows this?

Geography

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).

Good luck.

Mr Chiverton

Year 6 Home Learning Tuesday 23rd February

Hi,

I’m putting this together before the planned announcement on the return to school. Hopefully, there will be some good news.

Just in case any parents missed this from previous posts, you can send your child’s work through to me at class6@shawburystmarys.co.uk. 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.

We have another Zoom session today. 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 Tuesday Feb 23rd @ 10:30

Join Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 965 2754 2099
Passcode: 6PU4Sd

Maths

We continue with our work on algebra. I plan to take some of today’s Zoom session to have a look at any problems you have with this.

Teaching slides

Developing-Formulae

Expected-VF-Formulae

Greater-Depth-VF-Formulae

Reasoning and Problem Solving

Developing-RPS-Formulae

Expected-RPS-Formulae

Greater-Depth-RPS-Formulae

Literacy

Read The Spider and the Fly again, and join in with your stanza from last session. If you can, look at the video. Remember that the poem was written in 1829, but that Tony DiTerlizzi was inspired by 1920s silent films with the Spider as a villain and Fly as heroine and using the conventions of silent films.

Often a hero/heroine saved the day, but not in this poem! Look at Poetry Devices.

Activity

Reread The Spider and the Fly, annotating thefeatures and picking out unfamiliar/older vocabulary. Can you work out the meaning from the context?

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 2 and then answer the questions.

  1. What is a crofter?
  2. Why did the girls laugh when looking at the seals?
  3. In Jess’s diary, why does she think Lily is lucky to be going to school in Edinburgh?
  4. Ext: In Jess’s diary there is a suggestion as to what might be a key plot line in the story. What is it?

Science

This term we are looking at Living Things and Their Habitats.

To start us off on this subject I would like you to consider the topic, look at the Big Question and generate two areas that you would like to explore.

I would now like you to have a look at the Lesson Presentation Classifying Conundrums before completing the activity sheets.

Activity Sheet Zoo Classification Example

Activity Sheet Zoo Classification

Zoo Animals List

Have a good day.

Mr Chiverton