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Día de los Muertos!

 

"What do you think of Mexican life?"

 

Here's the work for week 10 and 11 of this term! As always - do what you can and don't worry about what you can't get done. Anything you do at home to keep your brain active and make sure you don't lose your Year 6 skills is very beneficial.

 

Even though we are back at school with some children, we still miss you all a lot and I have really missed seeing what you have been up to recently! I would love to see Tweets go through the roof again. Remember- you could just write to me, it doesn’t always have to be pictures! If you aren’t a fan of Twitter, you can email pictures of what you have been up to or your work to enquiries@grimoldby.lincs.sch.uk. Finally, if technology isn’t your friend (sometimes it doesn’t like me either) then you can print off your work or pictures and post it to us or if you live close enough, post it through our letterbox yourself. I can’t wait to see this awesome work!

 

Week 6 has a very exciting PE section - GRIMOLDBY'S VIRTUAL SPORTS DAY! We can't wait to see your best efforts! 

Week 11

Monday 6th July to Friday 10th July

Maths

Find below your weekly TTRS. By now, you should all know every multiplication fact up to 12 x 12 so this is your time to really make sure you’re confident. You will also find Mini Maths questions.

Just like the past two weeks, have a go at the lessons from White Rose. This week, the focus is angles. Please click here to access the daily videos for week 11 and find the worksheets below. There are also some extra problems for you- no peaking at the answers though!

Writing

Make sure that you have completed the reading text based on the Raven before you complete your writing for this week.

The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe is an example of narrative poetry- a poem which tells a story. Examine the structure of its verses as well as how it rhymes. Use this video based on the Day of the Dead as inspiration to write your own narrative in the style of the Raven. You may wish to only use a short section at the start of the video when the girl is at the grave then falls through, or the whole thing. Either way, experiment with the rhyme and repetition used in the Raven before you write your final poem. The Raven is a dark poem, yours can be as dark as you would like! See how much you can twist it!

Spelling and Grammar

This week, I would like you to recap silent letters. There’s a short video here for you. As you are reading, write down any more that you find as well as learning the ones in this list.

Doubt

island

lamb

thistle

knight

whistle

knot

knock

wriggle

wrought

 

Moving forward into Year 7, having a good grasp of grammar and spelling will be extremely useful. Over the course of the term, we have recapped different ideas but it is now up to you what you would like to recap. Here is a link to BBC Bitesize with lots of different spelling and grammar videos. Take the time, until the end of term, to secure your understanding and put what you learn into practise in your writing!

Reading

Continue with Bug Club and enjoy reading more books on there - completing the tasks as you go. Remember that you can access Bug Club from almost any device with an internet connection - but you do need your login information. If you run out of books or find the ones on there too easy, send a tweet to our class Twitter page and I'll change them for you when I can. 

 

Keeping your reading going is one of the most crucial things that you can do so, if you've not pushed yourself with your reading much so far, now is the perfect time to do it! The reading challenge from last week is also a great way of pushing yourself with your reading! The challenge has now started and runs throughout summer. If you haven’t signed up yet, here’s the link for you again.

 

Finally, listen to the Poem the Raven performed here. This activity is really important for your writing, so don’t skip it! There is also a written version of the poem attached for you to read as you listen to it.

  1. When do you think this poem was written? What evidence suggests this?
  2. What is the mood of the poem? How is this achieved?
  3. Underline any words which are repeated. What do you notice? Why do you think these words are repeated?
  4. There are some tricky words in this poem. Underline any that you are unsure of and use clues from the text to make a reasonable prediction about what the word means before you check it.
  5. Read each verse. Make sure that you are able to summarise what happens during each verse as well as throughout the poem as a whole.
  6. How does the vocabulary used alter the word of the poem (e.g. weak, weary, quaint, dreary and bleak)?
  7. Who is ‘Lenore’? Why do you think that she is knocking?




 

Science

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 Have a go at this experiment based on water tension. Once you have done the experiment, you may wish to research pond skater and other insects who use water tension. How are they adapted to be able to do this?

 

If you wish, you could also have a go at these practical experiments by STEM. Can you remember your learning from class to help you?

 

 

 

Project

 

Explorer: If you haven’t finished comparing Mexico to Iceland, then feel free to complete that this week. However, this week, your new country to compare Mexico against is, Egypt! You should be an expert at these by now but keep changing up the way you represent your findings to keep it interesting.

 

Historian: This week, I would like you to think back on your learning about the ancient Mayans and create your own fact file or presentation about them - you could even create a video! Who were they? How did they live? What was important to them? If you need a little refresher, complete some research using researchify or have a flick through this ebooklet below.

Chef: This week, open a Mexican restaurant serving these 3 traditional recipes; quesadillas, guacamole and salsa. Once you have have hopefully enjoyed tasting them, fill in the boxes on the taste card with words and sentences to describe your thoughts and feelings. Make sure you have at least one mouthful of all the ingredients together. After you have left the restaurant, write a food review- remember to state whether you would return to the restaurant and give it a rating of up to 5 stars!

PE

CAN YOU BEAT MR. HOPPER IN OUR VIRTUAL SPORTS DAY?

We are all really excited to be taking part in a Virtual Sports Day. This will commence on Wednesday 1st of July until Monday the 13th July. We would like all teachers and children to take part in these challenges at home or whilst they are at school in their own bubble.

 

We challenge all children to complete the challenges and try their best to get as many points as possible for their House Team; we want every child to have the opportunity to take part. The challenges can be completed at any time in the 13 day period but the deadline will be 3.30 pm on Monday the 13th of July. Like any other sports day, you will be competing against all the other houses to see who will be crowned winners of Sports Day 2020!

 

On your marks, gets set, go! Watch this video below of Mr Hopper below to see him demonstrating all of the challenges, as well as trying his best to complete. Who is up for the challenge? Submit your scores and post your videos on Twitter.

 

There are 8 challenges which require little or no equipment to complete – perfect for completing at home! If you need any more help, to see the rules for each challenge or how to submit your results look at the PowerPoint.

Virtual Sports Day 2020: Key Stage 2

Can you beat Mr Hopper? The challenge is on for our children in Key Stage 2!

Week 10

Monday 29th June to Friday 3rd July

Maths

For this final half term, each week you will receive a selection of TTRS (Times table Rock Star) questions. They will have a mix of different multiplication facts in each week. By now, you should all know every multiplication fact up to 12 x 12 so this is your time to really make sure you’re confident. You will also find Mini Maths questions.

Just like the past two weeks, have a go at the lessons from White Rose. This week, the focus is ratio. Please click here to access the daily videos for week 10 and find the worksheets below. There are also some extra problems for you- no peaking at the answers though!

Writing

The day had come. They had been warned. They hadn't listened and now it was happening...

This week, your job is to write a narrative including the sentences above. It is completely your choice as to what your narrative is about, where you include the sentences and who your audience is. The one thing you must do is show off your ability as a Year 6 writer!

Grammar

Moving forward into Year 7, having a good grasp of grammar and spelling will be extremely useful. Over the course of the term, we have recapped different ideas but it is now up to you what you would like to recap. Here is a link to BBC Bitesize with lots of different spelling and grammar videos. Take the time, until the end of term, to secure your understanding and put what you learn into your writing!

Reading

Continue with Bug Club and enjoy reading more books on there - completing the tasks as you go. Remember that you can access Bug Club from almost any device with an internet connection - but you do need your login information. If you run out of books or find the ones on there too easy, send a tweet to our class Twitter page and I'll change them for you when I can.  

 

Keeping your reading going is one of the most crucial things that you can do so, if you've not pushed yourself with your reading much so far, now is the perfect time to do it! The reading challenge from last week is also a great way of pushing yourself with your reading! The challenge has now started and runs throughout summer. If you haven’t signed up yet, here’s the link for you again.

 

Hopefully by now, you have read lots of books during your time at home. I would like you to think about:

  1. Any ways in which they are similar (e.g. good triumphs over evil, magic is a theme).
  2. Any books which you would recommend to others. Could you be more specific and recommend them to a specific child in the class that you are sure would like the book too. Make sure that you explain why they would like it though! Once you’ve come up with some recommendations, could you Tweet or share them with me so that I can get them to that child.

Spelling

This week, we are looking at the spelling rules for different ways of spelling the ‘sh-l’ using –cial and -tial.  Be creative with how you practise these spellings – perhaps you could write each letter in a different colour or create a mnemonic? There is also a game here for free to have a go at the spelling rule- just click 'play as a single player'.

Official

  • Special
  • Artificial
  • Confidential
  • Essential
  • Initial
  • Social
  • Facial
  • Residential
  • Influential
  • Initial

Science

Keep up to date with Science news from around the world by clicking here

 

Have a go at this experiment using different water densities. Don’t worry if you don’t have surgical spirits, just leave that one out.

 

If you wish, you could also have a go at these practical experiments by STEM. Can you remember your learning from class to help you?

Project

Explorer: If you haven’t finished comparing Mexico to Russia, then feel free to complete that this week. However, this week, your new country to compare Mexico against is, Iceland! You should be an expert at these by now but keep changing up the way you represent your findings to keep it interesting.

Historian: Cinco de Mayo is a festival which is similar to Independence Day in the USA. Find out more about the history behind it and how it is celebrated.

How is it

a) similar to Independence Day?

B) different to Independence Day?

Linguist: Learn a bit of Spanish! In Mexico, contrary to popular opinion (which I’m sure you know), they speak Spanish, not Mexican- Mexican is not a language! Take some time to learn a few basic Spanish phrases- e.g. how to introduce yourself (including your name, where you live, and how to ask people questions), colours, days etc. Using Bitesize here, or do your own research.

PE

I know lots of you and your families are loving the Joe Wick’s workouts but there are also the following available:

BBC Super Movers

Premier League Primary Stars

Get Set Tokyo

Funetics

Go Noodle

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