Week beginning: 6 JULY 2020
This week we are starting to bring our Year 6 time to a close – can you believe it? Next week we will be thinking about moving into Year 7 and what you might like to share with your new teacher. So, as you launch into the final week of ‘normal’ learning, keep that positivity up.
The commitment you have shown is amazing and we are incredibly proud of how you have adjusted throughout the lockdown.
We have seen some incredible work over the past three months and we are so very grateful to you for taking the time to share work with us – we have the most active BLOG of the school!
You are part of history: in the future, children will learn about what you have been through during the Coronavirus pandemic. Well done for the patience you have developed and resilience you have shown: well done Year 6 - we are proud of you all, whether you have been at school or working from home.
We are looking forward to receiving some blog posts and emails from you as part of a Literacy task.
We will be asking you to reflect on this year and note down your reflections- it has certainly not gone as planned, but there have been so many moments to celebrate. We have made each class a short movie to remind you of some of the amazing events and activities that have taken place this year….it seems so long ago!
Day 1: SPAG lesson – Please complete purple mash tasks – Circus tricks and In the beginning. There is also a spelling crossword to have a go at, plus your weekly spellings.
Day 2: Creative writing today! Watch the video on Literacy Shed then have a free write - lots of ideas are in the Task 2 file.
• Write a news report of the event.
• Describe the giraffe in detail.
• Use show not tell throughout describing all that happens as if it is a human and then reveal at the end that it is in fact a giraffe.
• Write through the eyes of the giraffe.
Day 3: It's time to reflect upon your time in Year 6. You have found a magic lamp and you get to make 3 wishes - what would they be. See sheet for details.
Mental maths books – Daily task – Week 37 – work through your book daily.
This week’s maths is all about having fun but doing maths at the same time. All of these activities can be played with the family so have some fun with it. There is also an explanation sheet that tells you all of the rules and instructions that you will need to succeed.
Day 1: COUNTDOWN - Watch the YouTubeclip on how to play Countdown. Using scrap paper, create the correct cards and play it yourself – even better, play as a family!
Day 2: 24. This is a fun game using playing cards. Watch Amber explain the rules on the YouTube clip. Again this can be done on your own or with a partner.
Day 3: Dots and Boxes – this is a fun game to play with a partner. Watch the YouTube clip to help you understand how to play.
Your Guided Reading is again on Purple Mash this week.
Read the online book - The Night the Diamonds Fell – Chapter 3 then…
Task 1 – TODO on Purple Mash - multiple choice questions
Task 2 - TODO on Purple Mash – linked activity – Kyra’s family had to make do with items that they already had in their house. Imagine that you have time to prepare for a cold week locked up in your house with no power or running water. Create a list of items that you would collect together.
other tasks to do
Here are some other tasks for you to do as and when you get the chance.
YOU CAN DO AS MANY OR AS FEW AS YOU LIKE!
Moving On: Reflection on Y6 – look at the different ways that you could express your feelings about your year in Year 6. How creative will you be? Remember to send in your finished reflections.
DT: This is you chance to make something spectacular. Linked to all of the London landmarks, that you have learnt about, create a 3D version of one. Look through the PowerPoint for ideas and instructions – be as adventurous as you like. Click on the London logo for details of the task.
Art: Complete your comic strip.
Geography: quiz – finish off and send in your quizzes from earlier this term if you did not have time. Click on the picture of the landmarks.
Want to stay in contact?
To find your class blog, go to the Purple Mash home page and find the ‘Tools’ box. Find the Communicate box and click on 2blog. Here you will find your class blog from which you will be able to contact your teacher and members of your class. Make sure your messages are kind and helpful. You can also email each other or the teachers through Purple Mash.
You can email things you've done to your class teacher at "classname"@orchardjunior.com. Someone will try to look at the emails each week day and get back to you.
As always, we would like you to practice your times tables and spellings.
Parents please test your children in the way we do at school - they will tell you how!