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Thursday 26th March 2020

Hello, how are you all doing?  Here's today's learning.  Don't forget, all the timings are flexible; we're just giving you a guide as to approximately how long to spend on each area of the curriculum.


Here's today's learning.


8.50am Word of the Day SHOVEL

Find out what it means, its word class (clue: it belongs to more than one) and try to use it appropriately today in writing or speaking.


9am PE 

Are you still enjoying Joe Wicks' workouts?

If you want to try something a little bit different, why not devise your own set or exercises?  Take a set of playing cards and assign an exercise to each suit (e.g. spades = squats, hearts = press ups, clubs = star jumps and diamonds = burpees).  place the pack face down and turn over one card at a time, performing that exercise that number of times.  So, if you turned over the seven of clubs, you would do 7 star jumps.  You can do these indoors or out.

Ace = 1

Jack = 11

Queen = 12

King = 13


9.30am Independent reading

If you're looking for something new ideas, why not try one of these?

We haven't read all of them ourselves so can't recommend a particular one.  Mrs Pullin's current favourite is still 'Can You See Me?' by Libby Scott and Rebecca Westcott.  Mrs O'Brien has found out that Audible are offering hundreds of titles free of charge whilst schools are shut.  Have a look and see if anything appeals to you.


10am Comprehension

Re-read the DNA text and complete the 'True or False' activity.


10.15am Maths

Lowest Common Multiple

Lots of you are completing the learning on MyMaths which is great - there'll be a new one each day until Easter.  For those of you who prefer to work on paper, there'll always been an attachment.  Today's is an explanation of what is meant by lowest common multiple because we know it's easy to confuse multiples and factors.  To be successful with this, you'll need to have a good knowledge of multiplication facts.  If you cannot, honestly, say that you can recall all the facts to 12 x 12, spend some time on TimesTablesRockstars today practising.

Once you are confident with multiplication facts and understand what is meant by lowest common multiple, get some practise using a pack of cards:

Place a deck of cards face down in a pile.

Turn over a number of cards (the more you turn over, the trickier you are making it).

Identify the lowest common multiple.

e.g. Turn over 2, 5 and 6.  The lowest common multiple is 30.

When you're ready, have a go at the problems below.


11am Take a Break


11.20am Spelling

To help you with learning to spell the words on the Year 5 and 6 spelling list, we'd like you to create some mnemonics for the words you are finding tricky - that's a phrase or clause with each word starting with a letter from the spelling in order - even better if it relates to the word.  For example: You Are Chasing High Tides = YACHT


11.30am Writing

Hopefully your stories are coming along nicely now.  Before you continue today, don't forget to go back and look at what you did yesterday to see if there's any room for improvement.  Use the editing stations again if you are finding them useful.  Pay particular attention to your verb choices: are you being as precise as you can be?  'Yelled' may be a synonym to avoid overusing 'said' but is it appropriate when someone is offering comfort?  Are you matching your adverbs to your verbs appropriately?  For example, can you saunter quickly down the road?  One last thing, if you've started writing in the first person (I, me, we, mine, etc.), stick with it the whole way through.  Similarly, if you started in the third person, don't switch part way through.


12.30pm Lunch


1.30pm French

Combining learning from the past few days, today's French learning focuses on colours and numbers.  Find it below ...


1.45pm Enquiry

How are you all getting on investigating a country of your choice?  We hope you've been able to source ingredients to try some different recipes and maybe find a new favourite.  We'd love to see some pictures of what you've been up to in the kitchen.

If you're looking for inspiration to start model making, have a look at the pictures in the attachment below for ideas.  Can you recognise each landmark?  If there's any hope of holding on to these until we come back to school, we'd love to see them.  In the meantime, photos on Twitter, please!


Again, spend about 60 - 90 minutes on this.


Have a super day Year 6!