Thursday 7th and Friday 8th January
So, our spring term begins with another Lockdown. The online work will be uploaded to our website – just as it was before. Children coming into school will be taught the same work with the same resources. You can contact your class teacher using the purple mash email; the Gmail class email and communicate with the whole class using the class blog via Purple Mash.
We will begin our main topic next week – so for the next two days we have created one off lessons to get the children started. More information on the weekly structure and what work needs to be handed in will be explained next week.
We have one of your favourites for the literacy task this week.
Creative writing from a picture stimulus.
Think about the structure we followed in school when doing our independent creative writing. Create a word bank for everything you can see, feel or hear within the picture. Brainstorm some powerful phrases to help you and then decide on what you will write.
Will it be a poem? A diary? A newspaper article? Part of a story? The choice is yours. Click on the task to see the picture.
Day 2 - Spellings:
This week’s spellings are Year 6 tricky words. There is not a rule for them so you will need to look carefully at the letter strings and identify any silent letters. We would like you to do spelling showers to practice the words this week. This will help you see each letter and remember its place within the word.
The words are:
typical, inconceivable, descendant, architect, adventurous, vague, council, usually.
If you are unsure of the meaning of any of these words you must check using a dictionary or ask an adult. Don’t practice the words unless you know the meaning.
Your maths task is a recap of our Autumn term maths. Miss Bouchard has recorded an input to the task which you will need to watch first. You will then have an arithmetic sheet to work through. Some of you may only complete the first 2 sections which is fine but if you would like to continue the task, over the next few days to complete it, that is great.
Remember to think carefully about the methods you have been taught. Layout is very important to achieve accurate answers, so remember your place value columns.
other tasks to do
Here are some other tasks for you to do as and when you get the chance.
We want you all to take some time to reflect on our future. Although things look a little scary for 2021, we have a lot to be grateful and thankful for. We would like you to fill in the ‘hopes for 2021’ sheet with three things you would like to happen or you would like to achieve this year. If you would like, you may colour the sheet too.
P.E at home – Week 1 – Fitness Circuits
Watch the short videos and complete the activities on the activity cards - maybe get your family involved!
How many rounds of each activity can you complete?
Keep in touch:
Mr Ramsey would love to hear how you got on with this PE challenge.
Keep him posted with your results so he can see your progress so email him through PURPLEMASH.
Food fact of the week: Apples
While the belief that an apple a day will keep the doctor away might not be listed as fact in medical journals, apples certainly make for a healthy snack. They're loaded with antioxidants, fibre, and vitamin C, and they're a naturally sweet alternative to junk food!
So... How did you do?
How many rounds did you complete in total? (out of 15)
Bronze 3-9 rounds
Silver 9-12 rounds
Gold 12-15 rounds
Remember your scores we will do this again, can you beat it next time?
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!