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TEAM SWAN

 

Our teacher is Mrs Palmer and our teaching assistant is Mrs Troop

Dear Year 6,

Over the next 2 weeks I will be posting work on our class page for you to do in your Home Learning books.  Please bring these back with you when we return in 2 weeks.  Each day please email me photographs or send word documents with your work - I'd love to see how you are getting along. 

For each new piece of work, please write the date and subject as a title.  If you need any help please email me jpalmer@loverslane.notts.sch.uk.  I will be in touch with your adult to check you are OK.

Take care.

Mrs Palmer

Monday 23rd November

English - In your book, create your advert for your exciting new Christmas product, using all the work from the past week, include:

1)  a drawing of your product                       2)  appealing adjectives                                   3)  a list of product features

4)  rhetorical questions                               5) commands e.g. Buy this....                           6)  superlative and comparatives.

Reading -  Read the text - 'The contraption', then answer the VIPER questions in your book.  Answers in the documents below.

Maths - Watch the video about co-ordinates https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/describing-coordinate-positions-on-a-grid-6hgpat?activity=video&step=1.  Then identify the co-ordinates shown on either the one quadrant grid or the four quadrant grid below and record in your book.  Answers are in the documents below.

Practice your tables on TT Rockstars - please message me if you need you login details.

Computing - Use the Purple Mash coding app and the instructions give to create games.  I have set 3 'To dos':

-  Helicopter swipe game    - Turtle road crossing             - Send the rocket into space

If you have forgotten your login details, please email me.

https://www.purplemash.com/#tab/pm-home/computing/2code_lessons

Friday 20.11.20

English 1 - Today I would like you to write rhetorical questions / persuasive sentences using the following sentence starters:

Have you ever dreamt of...........?  Just imagine................ Don't you / your family deserve...........

Look at the pictures below and think about your own product too.  Write the sentences above for 4 different advertisments.

Examples 

Have you ever dreamt of visiting the most amazing theme park in the whole of England?

Just imagine the look on your friends faces, when you invite them in to play on your Playstation 5.

Don't you deserve to test your skill on the new X-TRAIL mountain bike?

English 2 - Complete the spelling activities correcting and finding mistakes in the sentences shown.  Then check your answers in the documents below.

Maths - Try to answer as many of the arithmetic questions as you can. The answers will be in the documents below.

Topic - Finish your proganda poster for WW2.  If you have completed that, could you design a similar poster to protect people from COVID-19.

Thursday 19.11.20

English 1 - Today you are going to be learning how to use comparative adjectives (e.g. smaller) and superlatives (e.g. smallest).  Please look at the information below and the examples.  Then complete the activity sheet (copy in documents too) and add 4 comparative / superlatives to sentences to persuade for your product. e.g. 

Buy the most amazing new iphone 20 and you will be the coolest teenager in town.  Despite being the smallest phone on the market, it has the biggest memory and is simply the best.

English 2 - Read the text below about Jin Dragonbourne and answer questions in your books.  Answers are in the documents below.

Maths 1 - Watch the video about Prime numbers to 100 https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/week-7-number-addition-subtraction-multiplication-division/, before completing the activities below.  Once you have finished your work you can find the answers below.

Maths 2 - Complete the Ten in ten questions in your book and then check your answers.

Topic - Watch the video about Propoganda in WW2 https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/history-ks2-how-propaganda-was-used-during-world-war-two/zr77wty.  Over the next 2 days design your own propaganda poster to show the class when we return.

Wednesday 18.11.20

English -

1)  Invent your ideal Christmas present.  Think of a magical, amazing new product that you would love for Christmas.  List 10 features that set your product apart from the rest.  For example, I would love a washing machine which washed, dried, folded and put away all the dirty washing.   

2) Use commands to persuade.

Pick 1 of the photos below and  write 5 commands - starting with an imperative verb and containing 2 adjectives.  Then think about your product and write 5 commands.

e.g.  Dare you friends to ride the amazing, streamlined skateboard.    Relax and watch a family film with this state-of-the-art, high resolution television.  Unwrap this delicious, creamy chocolate bar, before someone else does. 

Maths 1  -  Watch the video about mental calculation strategies https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/week-7-number-addition-subtraction-multiplication-division/.  Then try the questions on the sheets below.  (Don't forget you can find the answers in the documents below).

Maths 2 - Complete the Ten in ten questions in your book.  Then check your answers in the documents below)

WW2 topic - Watch the film about the role of women in world war 2 https://film.britishcouncil.org/resources/film-archive/women-in-war-time  Then read the information about the Land Army and choose one of the stared tasks in your home learning books.

 

Tuesday 17.11.20

English 1  Over the next 2 weeks, we are going to be writing adverts (using persuasive techniques) for a new Christmas children's toy.  When we return to school, we will share our adverts and there will be prizes for superb sequences of work!  

Today, I would like you to look at the 3 adverts below and in each advert look for: 1) a snappy slogan, 2) exaggeration  3)  an intriguing / rhetorical questions 4)  appealing adjectives     5) word play    6) tempting descriptions of benefits.  In your books write a list of the persuasive techniques you can see - using the numbered features above as sub-headings.

English 2   Read the comprehension shown below and try and answer the questions in your book.  When you have finished, check your answers (they are in the files below).

Maths 1  Today we are looking at square numbers.  Please watch the video by clicking on the link https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/week-7-number-addition-subtraction-multiplication-division/.  Then complete the activity sheets below (answers can be found in files below).

Maths 2 Complete the 'Ten-in-ten questions' in your book.  Then mark your work checking the answers in the file below.

Science   Complete the quiz and watch the video about electrical circuits diagrams.  You may want to take notes in your home learning book too.  https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/what-are-circuit-diagrams-6ngk0c

Look at our 'Extreme Reading Challenge' entries, so far........

Inspired by the work of American artist Chuck Close, Year 6 created a collaborative piece of art work. Each child drew patterns and used colours carefully to reveal the image of Winston Churchill. Look at detail on some of their work!

Tuesday 6th October 

Please find below details of work for today.  If you have any questions or work for me to mark, please email jpalmer@loverslane.notts.sch.uk.  All work is attached in files below this. 

Maths

1)  Following on from our division work yesterday, please watch the video for 'Divide with remainers' https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/week-5/.  Then try and complete the worksheets (links attached).  I have also included links to the answers for you to check your work.

2)  Today's Ten in Ten questions are shown below, which are similar to yesterday's.

English

1)  Watch the video again https://www.literacyshed.com/beyondthelines.html.  Look at the pictures in the table and add verbs (doing words) and adverbs (describe how the verbs are being carried out) to create a word bank.  I have listed some tricky words for you to try and sort, but you can add your own too.  

2)  Use the words from your word bank to create some complex sentences about the pictures, starting with -ing words.

e.g. Gripping with fear to the side of the boat, the soldiers waited for instructions.

3)  Complete the spelling sheet for words containing the letter string 'ough'.

Topic

Watch the video links and do your own research about The Blitz. https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/history-ks2-the-blitz/zm22jhv  Use this to take notes for a fact file, which we will create at school. 

See the writing frame for this below.

 

 

As part of our World War 2 topic and DT (cooking) we made seasonal fruit crumbles.

Just one of our short documentaries inspired by the book 'Here we are' by Oliver Jeffers

Still image for this video
The children loved using iMovie to make their own films and are looking forward to using this again...watch this space!

Year 6 Routines.

 

 

Year 6 start school at 9:00am and finishing at 3:30pm. An adult from the Year 6 team will meet the children at the large gate on George Street.  We will then check their temperature using a thermometer to the wrist.  When the children arrive in the school building, they will wash their hands and use the hand sanitizer provided.  This will be repeated throughout the day.

Staff

Mrs Palmer (class teacher), Miss Devlin (student teacher) and Mrs Troop (teaching assistant)

Mrs Troop will deliver PPA on a Tuesday afternoon and Mrs Fixter will deliver Spanish on a Friday afternoon.

PE

PE will be on a Thursday and the children are to come in school on this day in their PE kit: school jumper, plain navy/black/grey jogging trousers or shorts and a plain white/navy/black/grey T-shirt with trainers is expected. PE will be done outside, weather permitting. We will review the additional indoor PE session over the term, alongside government guidelines.

Reading

Your child will choose a reading book, from Monday 7th September. When they change their book, they must place it in the quarantine box before they go back into circulation. 

Learning and well-being

The main focus for the first half term is to help settle your child back into school after such a long period out of education. There will be many opportunities to share and discuss their lock-down experiences, worries and support with gaps in learning.

Our topic this term is ‘We are going to War time Europe’.  We have lots of exciting learning planned across all subjects linked to this topic.

Contact

Due to the school following guidelines to ensure the safety of the whole school community, communication will be different to what we are used to with parents/carers. If you have any questions or need to pass on information please do not hesitate to contact me via email: jpalmer@loverslane.notts.sch.uk and I will get back to you at the nearest opportunity.

Finally, we want to reassure you and your child that it is normal to feel anxious about the return to school. We are doing everything possible to make sure the transition back is as smooth as possible and we know the children will be excited to see their friends and start learning again. Please see the link below to a story about returning to school.

 

 

Computing/Technology 

 

Here at Lovers’ Lane we are continually looking at ways to make learning more accessible and engaging for the children and one of the ways in which we would like to do this is through our use of technology in the classroom. When using technology it can be difficult to capture the work the children do so we would like to set up accounts for the children using an app called Seesaw. 

Seesaw (https://web.seesaw.me/), is a secure online journal where students can document and reflect on what they are learning in class. Your child will be able to add the things we work on (including photos, videos, worksheets, drawings and voice recordings) to their Seesaw journal.  

In order for your child to use Seesaw, the app needs your child’s name. This is so that teachers are able to assign work and so that your child is able to associate work like their photos, videos or voice recordings with their account. Seesaw only uses this information to provide the service and doesn’t advertise in Seesaw, create profiles of students, or share or sell your child’s personal information or journal content. It only adds their name to the teachers’ class list. You can read more about their strong privacy promises here: https://web.seesaw.me/privacy

Under an EU law called the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), in order for your child to use Seesaw, we must get your consent. As a school, we are incredibly excited by the opportunities Seesaw will provide. Its use here at Lovers’ Lane will help us to continue to make the curriculum more exciting and engaging for all children. 

You will receive a message by text with a link to a permission form. Please complete this as soon as possible. If you do not have internet access please contact your child’s teacher for a paper permission slip. If you have any questions or concerns please don't hesitate to email me:

 

lwilliams@loverslane.notts.sch.uk

 

Kind regards, 

 

Mrs L Williams (Computing Lead) 

Computing/Technology 

 

 

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