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Monday, 23rd March 2020

Morning Year 6

 

Hopefully you've had a great weekend - the weather has been lovely - and there's been the opportunity to do a bit of spoiling of mums.

 

Well, here we are: Day One of Remote Learning.  We're setting today's learning with an approximate timetable so that you know how long we expect you to be spending on each task.  How diligently you stick to it will be up to you; you need to organise your day to suit you (and probably those at home with you).

 

8.50am Word of the Day VIGOUR

Find out what it means, its word class and try to use it appropriately today in writing or speaking.

 

9am Joe Wicks PE workout (YouTube)

If it's not possible to take part at this time, try to get some exercise another time today.

 

9.30am Independent reading

Read something that you enjoy.

 

10am Comprehension

Read the DNA text (labelled Week 1) and complete the Fill in the Gap activity.

 

10.15am Maths

Addition & Subtraction word problems.  There is an activity on MyMaths and a set of questions attached below.  Choose which option is best for you.  Or you could always do both!  Read each problem carefully: some of the information isn't needed in order to find the answer!

 

11am Take a Break

 

11.20am Spelling

Look at the Year 5 and 6 spelling list (included in the Remote Learning Year 6 pack) and identify those you find tricky.  Try to learn a couple a day.  See the attached list of ideas for learning spellings.

 

11.30 am Writing

Find the pack headed Remote Learning Year 6 and the Choose your favourite picture book activity.  As it says, choose a book that was a favourite when you were younger or maybe one a younger sibling is currently enjoying.  During the course of the week you'll be writing an alternative version.  Today we'd like you to think about your initial ideas.  First of all, be clear about who your audience is: does it remain a younger child or are you rewriting the story to appeal to someone your age.  The purpose is, obviously, to entertain.  Consider the effects you want to have on the reader: do you want them to feel sympathy for the character?  do you want to scare or shock the reader? make them laugh?  Now, how will you do this? short sentences to build tension? show not tell? made up words?  Finally, what vocabulary will you use?  what can you magpie from the original or your current reading?  We're attaching a planning sheet to help you to do this but you might want to plan in another way that works better for you.

If you're struggling for book ideas, consider rewriting a well-know fairy tale from a different perspective.  For example, how would Cinderella's sisters have told the tale?  Or what were the Big Bad Wolf's motives for trying to blow down the Little Pigs' houses?  What did the giant think of Jack climbing the beanstalk to rob the treasures?

 

12.30pm Lunch

 

1.30pm French

French colours wordsearch.  You'll find this attached below.

 

1.45pm Enquiry

Find the sheet that starts off by reminding you about the Kindertransport system and the Forest School pack.  Every day we'll be asking you to choose a challenge from one of these.

The Forest School pack is designed to get you out and about where it is possible to do so and is probably a good choice for dry and sunny days.

Alternatively, once you've chosen a country that interests you, you'll spend time finding out about a place in depth.  The ideas on the sheet are suggestions.  There are many more things you can do and we'd like you to research what interests you and present your learning in a way that suits you.  Hopefully, we'll all be able to come back together again and share some amazing examples of what you have been learning - you're often more creative than the adults with your ideas!

We are aware that you may be limited by resources so we'll try to add some things to help each day.

 

We recommend spending about 60 - 90 minutes on this each day.

 

So, there you have it: Day One!  Hopefully everything makes sense and you have what you need.  We've tried to strike a balance between consolidation of skills and knowledge and open-ended investigations with some freedom to choose.  Let us know on Twitter or by emailing the school office whether we're getting it right - it's hard to be sure without that face-to-face contact.

There's been a lot of instructions today because it's the first time we've done this.  Hopefully, over the coming days, this will decrease.

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