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English 3 and 4.6.20
A variety of spelling activities to tackle over the next two days; any order will do. See below.
Semi-colons practice - circles, then triangles, then diamonds. Answers at the bottom. Have a go at as much as you can.
English - 1-6-20
Some hyphens practice - two sheets of increasing difficulty. Answers at the end.
WHITE ROSE MATHS Week beginning 1.6.20
SCIENCE - TIME FLIES 1.6.20
Click on the clock to learn about the history of timekeeping and then read the instructions that are saved below.
ART - 1.6.20
Keep an eye on the weather forecast. The weather is changing.
Growing things from food scraps
Click on the picture for a useful link and then look at the document saved
underneath. What can you grow this holiday? Try taking pictures and
drawing diagrams every couple of days. Take careful note of any changes.
Name the British Garden Birds Quiz
Learn a Poem this holiday
Little Freak - Persuasive letter features
Below is the sample letter from which to highlight the key features.
Emotions Graph for Little Freak - Help!
On the horizontal x axis you need to write a list of what you think are the key moments in the film, for example the first shot of the poster, then the caravan in the rain and so on. On the vertical Y axis it should be a scale of very negative to very positive feelings. Then you need to mark how positive or negative you think each moment of the film is. Finally, jot notes against each point to explain your decision. Here's an example from an early riser in Class 11:
Science 18.5.20. BUG HUNT
The full instructions and the links are on the instructions below. We have put all the links here on this page too in case you find it easier.
In preparation for doing your first french lessons at secondary school next year, put together a presentation about yourself in french. It could be a short video, a fact file, a passport or a poster and should include pictures and full sentences in french wherever you can manage it. Include the town where you live, your brothers, sisters, mums and dads, your favourite colours, sports and animals, the things you like or dislike. Here are some resources to help you do that.
WHITE ROSE MATHS - Week beginning 11.5.20.
Ask you teacher if you still need these worksheets
Maths Riddle of the Day 15.5.20
A man goes into a barber shop and gets a $15 haircut. He pays the barber with a $20 bill, but the barber doesn't have change because it is an especially slow day. The barber goes to the flower shop next to his own and trades the $20 bill for a $10 dollar bill and two $5 bills. Then he gives the man his $5 in change.
Later the lady from the flower shop confronts the barber and tells him that the $20 bill he gave her was counterfeit. The barber agrees and he gives the lady a different $20 bill. Later that day he tries to figure out how much money he lost. What did he lose?
Little Freak Show not Tell -
Pause the film at 1.32 - write down a list of emotions to describe the boy's face at this point. Next, think of some ways of describing such emotions without referring to the words themselves (e.g if you've written 'determined', don't use 'determined' in the descriptions). Finally, write a descriptive paragraph using this Show not Tell method - ask your parents or carers if they can work out which emotions you're trying to portray.
NUMERACY NINJAS 13.5.20
If you find maths a struggle, then regular practise can help! 5 minutes a day can really help. Here are three different skills to focus on this week. On Wednesday, Thursday and Friday do as many as you can in five minutes and then mark them. Fold the sheets in half before you start so you can't see the answers until the time is up.
As you may have seen on your class story, Mrs Spruyt shared details of a Mass Diary Archive - the idea is to write a diary entry for yesterday, Tuesday, 12th May, and submit it following the instructions on the website (link below). This sounds a great idea, so hopefully you'll all give it a go. Needless to say, we'd love you to upload onto Dojo too. Please make sure you follow the instructions and the Schools section of the page - there is a diary pack and template in that section.
We will return to Little Freak on Thursday.
SCIENCE 11.5.20. SURFACE TENSION
Download the full instructions and follow the links.
Little Freak - Literacy 11.5.20 and 12.5.20
The work on The Alchemist's Letter proved popular, so here is another award-winning short film to base a couple of weeks' work around. On this occasion, follow the questions as you watch for the first time, rather than all the way through. You'll find the link to the film and Vipers below.
FRACTIONS EXTENSION. 7.5.20
CAKE SALE SUCCESS.
Well done girls for raising so much money for the WWF after the Australian Wildfires.
Fraction Extension 6.5.20
Literacy 6.5.20 and 7.5.20
Using all the info you've collected, we'd like you to write a front page newspaper report for the day after VE Day. A checklist is provided below to help you remember some of the key features. Most importantly, you need to provide a sense of the joy the country must have been feeling that day. You have two days for this task, to allow for some planning time.
VE Day Postcard - you are going to write a postcard from the VE day celebrations - follow the powerpoint for info before you write. Make them look genuine and add a suitably informative picture on the reverse/ next page.
EQUIVALENT FRACTION TARSIA 5.5.20
Download and print the puzzle. Cut out the triangles and rearrange them to make a single large equilateral triangle. Match the equivalent fractions together.
Below is a link to some lockdown football activities, plus a competition to design a Golf Course.
Have a look if you get the chance.
VE DAY. 4.5.20
Here is your topic work for this week. It's all about VE day.
Quick-fire Write - Click on the link for a short film on Home-schooling; answer the four questions, aiming for around 200 words in total.
MATHS PUZZLE. 4.5.20. MONKEY PEACHES
SCIENCE. 4.5.20. Watching plants breathe.
You will see the instruction document saved below. We have also included the links from the instructions here again to help you..
The SEAMAN WORKOUT
From one of Nottingham's best known and most highly regarded personal trainers.
Watch the videos and download the workout plan here.
MAYAN HIEROGLYPHS. 27.4.20
Here's your topic lesson for the week. It's another creative task. Please load your work up onto ClassDojo when it's done.
Let’s investigate REFRACTION this week. Here are the full instructions:
EXTRA resources to help you understand refraction this week.
Literacy Task 1.5.20
Create a poster to advertise The Alchemist's Letter. Remember persuasive writing - include critics' quotes; use a powerful image; research some famous film posters for inspiration.
Start by having a look at the collection of film posters here.
Literacy Task 30.4.20
Many filmmakers use storyboarding as a technique when planning an animation. Re-watch the film, selecting what you consider to be the 6, or 8 most crucial points of the story. Divide your page into that number of sections. Sketch the image from the screen and write a few notes to show what is happening at that point. Don't overwrite, but make your summary clear.
Literacy Task 29.4.20
Imagine you are Veridion: how would you feel reading the letter, and how might you react once you've heard the whole story? Below is an example of a letter he may have written to his father. Have a look and highlight any parts that you think are particularly well written. Once you've read it, have a go at your own. Make sure you consider expressive language to reflect the emotions he would have experienced. Don't forget to add some of the advanced punctuation and sentence types we've covered. Use the resources below to help you plan and write.
Literacy Task 28.4.20
The second part of the comprehension task. Seems many of you are enjoying the film. PDF below.
Literacy Task 27.4.20
The Alchemist's Letter - we're going to work around this animation across this week; firstly, we recommend that you watch the film from start to finish, using the link below:
Then watch again, taking your guidance from the comprehension sheet.
LITERACY 24.4.20. DOORS ACTIVITY 5
Today's literacy task is about a poem called The Door by Miroslav Holub. It's a really amazing poem, but you might not think so if you just read it. So follow these two links to bring it alive. We hope listening and watching will help you understand it a little more. Open the pdf below for the full instructions for your tasks.
MATHS EXTRA CHALLENGE. 22.4.20
LITERACY 23.4.20. DOORS ACTIVITIES 2 & 3
LITERACY 22.4.20. DOORS ACTIVITIES 1 & 2
MATHS GOLDEN CHALLENGE. 22.4.20
MATHS GOLDEN CHALLENGE. 21.4.20
This is a stinker. You'll never get it!
Literacy 21.4.20. Mayan Creation Story.
Try two of the answer sections. Either print and write on the sheets or read on the screen and write answers into your home learning book.
Upload your answers onto ClassDojo on the portfolio section.
Section A = circles
Section B = triangles
Section C = diamonds
Section D = Challenge
First watch the video here.
MAIN TASK – We would like you to create a Science Doodle (like a poster!) to explain what you know about electricity. You might need to use several sheets of paper and stick them together or perhaps use the back of a large bit of spare wallpaper. Use colourful pens, a ruler or something straight to help you draw the circuit diagrams. Don’t forget to label any drawings and diagrams. Here’s a list of things you should try to include, starting with the most important:
Here are some other resources that will help you remember what you learnt in Y4 and to find out some more information.
YOUR TASK - Design and draw a Mayan mask.
Check out these two powerpoints to find out more about Mayan Masks and then design your own using the template. If you have time or resources, why not try and make it?
HELLO FROM MISS ALEKSIC
Hi everyone, I am Miss Aleksic. I know this is a very strange way to meet your new teacher, but I am hoping to send out a video soon once I’m all set up with ClassDojo. This is just a short introduction of myself, so you can learn a little bit about me and why I’m so excited to be your teacher and part of your school. I’ve been a teacher for five years and have worked in 4 different primary schools, with lots of different year groups. This is my first time teaching year 6 and I am really excited, even in this very strange time.
My names comes from Serbia, I am half English, half Serbian and can speak both languages. I have lived in Nottingham for 7 years now, but I am originally from the south of England, a town called Harpenden. I am a HUGE Arsenal fan, which I know Mr. Willis is very happy about ;) and am really missing watching football at the moment. I lived and taught in London and my school was a 30 minute walk from the Emirates stadium! I love music, drama and try my best at singing and I can’t wait to get involved with all of the musical stuff you guys get up to in WBJS. I also love lots of different types of sport and PE is my favourite subject to teach. Reading is a passion of mine and I think it helps us learn in so many ways, even as an adult.
I really am excited to get to know you all as best as I can do on Dojo and what you’ve been up to in year 6. I’m sure you’ve all worked so hard getting ready for SATs, and I know it must be so strange for you all now not having to sit them.
Like I mentioned earlier I will be sending a video out next week and I can introduce myself properly on there, but for now here is a photo. This is a picture of me in the Phillipines :) (I love to travel).
I will speak to you all soon, I hope you are looking after each other at home, staying safe and hopefully enjoying some of this lovely weather.
Add a Rock of Hope to the collection on Henry Road
Well it’s a bit weird, but we’re all on holiday now. Here’s Mr Summersby’s ‘bingo-style’ set of activities for you to tackle. Updates to the website will still happen, but they might be less regular. Please be kind and patient with each other while you are away from school. We hope to hear lots of stories about how you have helped at home, whether you are just being super positive, helping with brothers and sisters,laying the table or just allowing parents a bit of quiet time to get some work done.
Camp Out for the NHS. Saturday 4th April.
Set up camp in the back garden and raise some money for the NHS. You can find all the details by googling Camp Out for the NHS. It’s the idea of a man from West Bridgford and he has already raised over £20,000.
WBJS Daily Post. Year 6 Pet Pics!
Here’s today’s ‘turtley’ fantastic update from our roving reporters:
Hugo, aged 10, said "Figaro is the best because he is very cute and he likes chasing leaves and grass . He likes
to sleep at the day and hunt at night. If he meows and you go to him and stroke him he will bound to away and start meowing again."
Reuben Thomas, aged 11, states that ‘Squirtle’ should definitely be considered when searching for the Year 6 best pet. Reuben shared with me that “He fits in perfectly with our family as he also loves football. Squirtle, like me and my brothers, can spend hours kicking a football around the garden.” Reuben went on to list his other amazing qualities. “He’s very energetic, good as digging and as soon as you walk in the room, he scuttles over to say hello.” However, Reuben did warn me that if I ever meet Squirtle, not to wear red socks or shoes; he will think it’s his favourite food (strawberries) and may bite!!
How do Germs Spread?
Eeughh… click on the germ to see a video recommended by Isaac.
The man who made this video is doing a science lesson every day! Click here to see his first lesson.
Friday 3rd April. Early morning bulletin…
Mornin’ all! Well there has been a sudden rush of emails for us to reply to: stories of heroic acts for Mr Willis; fascinating research about Arctic animals and microorganisms; pictures of sensational new haircuts; complaints about how boring it is at home and plenty more. Keep them coming please!
Adventures in cooking.
Real life mug cakes... definitely delicious. What else have you baked or cooked?
New feature... Year 6 Gallery
Send in your pictures for publication.
Today, at the back of Mrs Cox’s art cupboard, we found some clay… Now, you probably don’t have clay, but you could draw a monster or two. Click on the cartoons to find two tutorials.
WBJS Daily Post
Competition launched to find “Year 6 Best Pet”
Mrs Moss, 21, claims that her guinea pig Cookie deserves to win. “She is just so friendly,” she told our reporter today. Mrs Moss continued, “She squeaks hello to me every morning and she is, hands down, the cutest pet in West Bridgford.” Another Year 6 disclosed a glimpse of his pet Jupiter which we hope to bring to you soon. Year 6 students are all being urged to send in their pet pictures with a few sentences to explain why their pet is out of the ordinary.
Mr B of Class 11 has a slice of bread going mouldy in the airing cupboard and another one going green in the cellar. Has he gone mad? Oh no.. he's finding out about mould - just one type of microorganism! Search down the page for more information to help with your science home learning task.
Thursday 2nd April. Early morning bulletin…
Maths of the day.
How are you getting on with ISeeMaths? It’s great fun, but requires a bit of thought and perseverance. Try this week’s shape puzzles.
We joined in with a live broadcast at 9.30 today. If you have a look at the pages for 1st April, you’ll find our contributions! Tune in on Friday at 9.30 to hear SF Said, the author of Varjak Paw.
Troll Hunting with explore-more.org
Which chapter have you reached? Either start at the beginning or go to Chapter 2. Today, as you follow the story, you have another four tasks to do: drawing, measuring, writing and more. Click on the troll to find the place to start.
If you’ve got a marble, you can make a marble run. We used cardboard tubes, pipe insulation, cardboard boxes and lots of sticky tape. Here are some ideas for you:
Wednesday 1st April. Early morning bulletin…
Maths of the day.
Lesson 3 from Week 2 on White Rose. You can do most of it even without a protractor.
Puzzle through a bit more ISeeMaths today. There’s something new every day, or go back to the beginning and work through it.
It’s live and interactive, so you can upload your own ideas and share them with children all around the country. We are going to give it a try in school today.
Vocabulary Ninja - Unprecedented
Work on the word ‘unprecedented’ in the usual way. You don’t need to print this page, just write in your home learning book. Try drawing the ninja. Then to send your teacher a nice, newsy email using the word unprecedented correctly!
DT Challenge – build a tower.
You are challenged to build a freestanding tower using only 10 sheets of paper and 50cm of tape and it needs to be strong enough to support a book. Send in your pictures!
The impact on the environment.
No flights, no factories and no traffic! Thomas sent in this video so we can see what’s happening to the environment because of coronavirus.
Tuesday 31st March. Early morning bulletin…
Is there anybody out there? Are you checking the website regularly? Have you done all the activities we have suggested?
How soap kills the coronavirus.
Maths of the day.
Lesson 2 from Week 2 on White Rose. Click on the link at the top.
Mrs Moss has been doing the first session from ISeeMaths at home today. She says it was fab and you should really give it a go! If you have a Year 3 or 4 brother or sister, you could be the teacher and help them with some maths from the Y3/4 section.
This site does a live broadcast at 9.30am every day during the week, or you can find the broadcasts from previous days. Lots of great, short literacy based activities to do.
First News – here’s the news for you!
If you are looking for something new to read, we highly recommend the two books below. Keep reading. There’s no excuse! Please let us have your recommendations, so we can share them with everyone else on the website.
Monday 30th March. Early morning bulletin…
Good morning Year 6. Have you had a good weekend? A busy week ahead, so get yourself moving with Joe before cracking on with today's jobs.
Maths of the day.
Time for a lesson from White Rose lesson 1 for Week 2.
Click on the link at the top of the page.
Mr Willis has set you all a challenge to write a story and we are looking forward to reading them all. If you haven’t started yet, have a look at our story planner and story openers. What heroic act will you focus on? Send your finished stories to firstname.lastname@example.org
Anyone been troll hunting this weekend? Send us your maps and castles to email@example.com or directly to your class teacher's email address. You can carry on the adventure by clicking on the explore-more.org link at the top of the page.
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman.
We read the first few pages of this book in our reading lessons. You can listen to Neil read the rest of Chapter one on YouTube here. More chapters are also on YouTube. Check you have permission to use YouTube first.
ScienceHave a look at Reach Out Reporter for the latest science news.
Something to do this weekend ...
Parents, here's an adventure for you to go on with your family.
Follow the link and open the PowerPoint for Chapter 1. At each step of the way there is an activity to share and all you need is imagination, paper and pencils.
“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living." ― Dr. Seuss
Children in school this week have already set out on the adventure! We'll share some photos soon and we hope you will send us some from home.
Friday 27th March 2020. News just in...
Marvellous Mug Cakes
Here, at last, is the evidence of the mug cake baking at school.
A little bird told us that someone at home had an exploding mug... ooops!
Friday 27th March. Early morning bulletin…
Get moving with Joe at 9am and then spend some time with one of our online learning links at the top of the page.
Mr Summersby and Mrs Parnell are in today, with the following plan:
Online Maths and English
Maths - fractions of amounts and Problem of the Day
Cooking - cakes in a mug
Hope everyone is ok and families are staying safe and well.
More news and pics later...
Maths of the day.
Your last White Rose lesson of the week.
Or try looking at ISeeMaths.
Have you finished your CGP Homework book?
To get you started with your research about the Mayans, there are some pages from a book below.
What else can you find out about the Mayans? How will you present it? A newspaper report? A tourism leaflet? A PowerPoint? A map? A piece of art?
In your home learning books, we asked you to find out about microorganisms.
Click the pictures for two interesting videos.
You can try the experiment at home if a grown up agrees to help (ask them at a quiet moment - not when they are working)
You can use sealed plastic bags if you want. Seal them up tightly and throw them away without opening once you’ve finished.
26.3.20 News just in...
Libbie cooks delicious vegan banana cake Pupils at school start a rainbow mural. (Please do yours on paper.
with the manky bananas no one wanted! These children have special permission!)
26.3.20. Early morning bulletin…
Get those trainers on ready. What about that Spiderman Lunge yesterday?!
Maths of the day.
Crack on with some learning about ratios and scale factors with White Rose Maths today. We’ve tackled this in school, so it should all be fine. You have 5 lessons to try this week.
A New Way to Travel – newspaper report. text
You’ve written newspaper reports in school recently, so this should be very manageable. Class 11 wrote this news report when traffic ground to a halt on the ringroad. It should help you remember what to aim for.
More ways to travel.
When you have written your newspaper report, have a look at these two links! Try designing and labelling an amazing new vehicle yourself. What is it called? Why do we need it?
PS. Obviously, in real life you will wear your seat belt!
Mrs Parnell is cooking up a storm in school today with mug cakes. She has shared the recipe here. Perhaps she will share some photos later.
25.3.20. Late bulletin...
Just in... a fine piece of geography work from Mr Rydel about Walruses aka Tusked Sea Doggos
Have you got any brown bananas in the fruit bowl? I'm going to try Mary Berry's Banana Bread today.
I'll let you know how it turns out! Click on Mary's face to find the recipe. Mrs Moss
Well I forgot to add the eggs, so I had to pull it out of the oven and mix them in.
Fortunately, it still worked out well in the end. Delicious!
25.3.20. Early morning bulletin...
Morning all, Have some breakfast and get your kit on ready to workout with Joe at 9am.
Hi there, Mrs Moss here!
I've just done PE with Joe Wicks. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ
Exhausted now! I think it's designed for you folk with lots of energy. My favourite exercise was the kangaroo bounces and my least favourite was the kneel down, stand up ones.
Mr Simmonds is busy at school with those people whose parents are keyworkers. He's given me the plan for today and you can certainly join in with a lot of it:
What are you doing today? If it's something to share with everyone else, why not get a grown up to email me a photo or just a note to let us know what you are up to. It would be good to stay in touch.
Penguins at Edinburgh Zoo.
Have you seen the webcam images of the penguins at Edinburgh Zoo? Here's the link. https://www.edinburghzoo.org.uk/webcams/penguin-cam/
Click on the penguin to find a video showing you how to draw a realistic emperor penguin?
Good morning Year 6.
Are you all out of bed yet? No??!!! Jump up and get ready for action.
So at school, we have started in the ICT suite. We are using Prodigy and TT Rockstars to get our brains going. We suggest you could do the same. It would be amazing if we all used this time to improve our timestables.
Here's the plan for today in school. Can you do it with us?
Hello Year 6. We are missing you already!
Remember, you have lots to be getting on with at home. You have all got your home learning books and we plan to put more activities on this page over the next two weeks.
Stay safe and look after your families.