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Friday 17th April 2020

Good morning Year 6.  No sooner have we started the week than it's the weekend again!

Lots more to have a go at today.  Remember, you don't always need to stick to the timetable below: it's a suggestion not an order.


8.50am Word of the Day FLOUNCE

As always, find its meaning and word class.  Clue: it belongs to more than one word class but we are probably most used to using it as one rather than the other.  You should be able to find some synonyms and antonyms as well.

Try to use the word in writing and speaking.


9am PE 

How do you like to get your daily exercise?  Have any of you tried a dance class?  If it's something you enjoy, have a go at Oti Mabuse and Marius Lepure's 'Frozen' dance class:


9.30am Independent reading

Looking for something different to read?  Between books?  Have a look in the news for a 'feel good' story.  They are out there but just take a little more perseverance to find at the moment.


10am Comprehension

Another podcast for you to try today, all about boredom - a rather appropriate topic at the moment!


10.15am Maths

We've got a variety of investigations for you to have a go at today.  The answers aren't necessarily as obvious as you might think!  Refer to the QCE sheet for the success criteria and then read the rest of the information on the same page for some clues as to how you might solve them.


11am Take a Break


11.20am Spelling

How many words can you find in these words (without changing the order of the letters)?

For example, ‘carrot’ contains 2 words – car and rot.

chocolate (4 possible)               television (4 possible)            grandfather (7 possible)


11.30am Writing


Today is…

National Haiku Poetry Day!

Haiku poetry is a form of Japanese poetry that is non-rhyming and normally consists of 3 lines with a syllable pattern of 5-7-5.  Haiku poems are usually inspired by an element of nature, a season, a moment of beauty or an individual experience or event.  Sensory language is used to capture a feeling or image. However, before losing ourselves in poetry, we have our QCE slip - remember, this is, as in school, intended to be a guide!




Haiku are fun to write – it is all about playing around with words and syllables to get the right number of beats in each of the three lines. Haiku are usually written about the beauty of nature or the seasons, but really, you can write about anything that you like!


Teachers in Year Six     (5 syllables)

         Are wise and truly splendid      (7 syllables)

Don’t you all agree?     (5 syllables)

A masterpiece! Here is a reminder of the rules again:

  • Traditional Japanese poetry
  • The three lines follow a pattern of syllables     5-7-5
  • Often they are about the seasons or nature:


                                                                 Easter is over

Days are getting longer now,

Soon it’ll be time for school.


Well, I’m not sure of the accuracy of the last line, but the syllables fit! Now let’s have a go:






Have fun with your Haiku! Send us any that you are particularly proud of!



12.30pm Lunch


1.30pm Science

How did you get on yesterday, proving that light travels in straight lines?  We hope you were able to have some fun with this.

Today's learning concerns how we use light to see and is a little bit more knowledge-based and less practical.  There's a comprehension activity for you and we'd like you to present, in a diagram, how we use light to see.


Your Philosophical Question today is: Can anything be true and false at the same time?

Hopefully you are finding time to discuss these as a family and enjoyed yesterday's.


Enjoy your weekends: try to get out if it is sensible to do so.  Check back on Monday for next week's learning.