I hope you are all well and are looking forward to some relaxation in the social distancing rules.
I hope you enjoyed the class Zoom meeting. I have arranged another one for this week.
Don’t forget, that if you find some of the work a little tricky or too easy, then you can always have a go at the work on another class page that is more appropriate for you.
Remember, if you have any comments on the work, want to send anything to me or just share work with your classmates then feel free to email me at
There is now a new way of accessing Twinkl materials. If I have included any you will need to type in a pin number in order to gain access to any materials that have been posted. I will post the number if required.
I see that Joe Wicks is only putting out video content a couple of times a week. That’s not a problem, as you can revisit any of the older sessions on his webpage.
Hopefully, you have had a chance to access Cornerstones. There is so much good material on there if you have run out of books. Pick the one that is most appropriate for your reading level.
I hope you managed to practise your spellings from last week. See if you can work through the spellings below. At the end of the week see if someone in the family can test you on them.
This week we will be looking at common words from the Year 6.
I hope you have been enjoying the White Rose Maths. Don’t forget, if you get stuck on any of it, BBC Bitesize is a good place to find help.
As some of the questions require you to measure an angle you could try estimating using this protractor to help.
A little different for times tables this week. Just remember to count the zeros carefully.
BBC Bitesize continues to have some useful activities that are usually linked to punctuation and grammar. However, some of you might like the chance to do some story writing. There are so many ways you could take your writing that I wouldn’t like to restrict you by saying you have to do it in a particular way. There are a few ideas to start you off from talk4writing but then it’s up to your fantastic imagination and creativity.
Science – A healthy body: Diet, Exercise and Lifestyle
This week, I’d like you to:
- Identify those aspects of a diet that are healthy and unhealthy and the impact diet can have on the body, using scientific evidence.
- Examine the amount and types of exercise that keep a child and adult body healthy.
- Note how lifestyle can impact on the body and identify healthy habits.
- Use video and online editing tools to create a video installation and a TV advert.
- Identify exercise and diet as contributing factors of a healthy lifestyle.
- Examine the impact of a heathy or unhealthy diet on the human body.
- Examine the impact of exercise and lifestyle choices on the human body.
- Create a TV advert that explores the impact of diet, exercise and lifestyle on the body.
What is the impact of ‘food’ on the human body (pros and cons) – go through the nutrition chart and see if there are any surprises. Note sometimes we can be eating foods that are worse for us than we think. Then look at the effects (pros and cons) of sugar, salt, fats and water on the human body and consider what you think is a healthy diet. Talk about processed foods and if possible have a look at some food labels – can you identify all of the ingredients (note chemicals and additives, etc. – look them up!) and note hidden sugar and salt. Now write down how much exercise you think you should be getting a week and what sort of exercise it should be – look at NHS guidance. What do you do each week and where could improvements be made. Look at the lifestyle chart. How do scientists know the long-term impact of diet, exercise and lifestyle – through studies. You will be creating a TV advert exploring healthy and unhealthy lifestyles, offering ‘expert’ advice for others on the eating habits, healthy habits and levels and types of exercise that they should be incorporating into their lifestyle on a weekly basis. Look at some reliable websites to ensure their adverts are accurate.
Using research on diet (see links) and on exercise (see NHS link) develop a TV advert. There are two key aspects to this – the research and content, and the artistic approach to the advert. You will need to identify your key messages first and must back up each claim by referencing where you found the information. Think about your approach to the advert – you might like to hold up myth cards or truth cards for each dietary statement and might demonstrate lifestyle choices (getting enough sleep, leading an active life, cleaning teeth and hands, etc.) and the various types of exercise and the forms you could achieve these in. Watch the linked adverts for ideas (these are animations, but you can use live-action) and to identify the key features (music, spoken word, use of language, use of props and people, setting, etc.). The overall objective of the advert is to highlight a healthy diet and lifestyle message as well as note what can happen to the body when we don’t do these things or eat too much unhealthy food. Hopefully, you will recognise that moderation is key to foods high in sugar – it is important to get the message right and that we must not exercise excessively or restrict foods to lose a lot of weight.
Investigation – fair testing, analysing secondary sources
Documentary on diet, exercise, drugs and lifestyle.
Circulatory system, heart, blood, diet, exercise, lifestyle, health
What should I be eating and drinking? from www.bbc.co.uk
Be Food Smart TV advertisement from www.YouTube.com
Change4Life TV advertisement from www.YouTube.com
Change4life advertsisments from www.YouTube.com
Physical activity guidelines from www.nhs.uk
This week I’d like you to learn about the ways that plants and animals are adapted to the mountain environment and how they can be protected.
- Explain how plants are adapted to a mountain environment.
- Identify a range of mountain animals that are endangered and explain why.
- Create a factual PowerPoint presentation about a chosen endangered mountain animal, which includes all the information requested.
Last week we looked at the impact of humans on mountains – Can you remember how we can limit further damage? (Eco-tourism). Not only do we need to protect the mountain but also the plants and creatures that live there. Mountain regions/climates provide a perfect habitat for some animals that are now endangered and could become extinct. Mountains are also home to some of our planet’s most popular plant foods (potato, maize, barley, apple, tomato) and have provided food for people and animals living in the mountains for hundreds of years.
How are plants specially adapted to suit a mountain environment? Remember that dark colours attract more heat so that leaves can make more energy; plants keep leaves all year to get as much sun as there is; shape of plant helps snow fall off; some have bright petals to attract the few insects there are; some have small roots as the soil isn’t very deep.)
Have a look at the list of Endangered animals 1. Look at one animal and identify the reason why it is endangered (loss of habitat, shortage of food, changing climate, hunting). Sadly, without change the only place we will be able to see these animals is in a zoo.
Consider how you could best write a letter to raise awareness of an animals plight. Endangered animals 2
Art ties in nicely with your science work.
If you can, take a look at Scratch
Explore some of the tasks to familiarise yourself with how to use the programming software.
Remember, if you want to send any of your work through to me, I would really like to see it.