Letter from Year 6 staff w/c 11th May
Date: 7th May 2020 @ 4:24pm
We hope you are all keeping well and staying safe. Please remember that we can be contacted with any queries. If you are unsure of our email address, this can be found through the school website under the heading ‘pupils’, and just scroll down to staff contact.
Hopefully you have been able to use some of the lessons on Oak National Academy. If your child, wants to share any learning they have been doing or has any questions, then please email them to us as we would to see what they have been doing or help you with any queries.
The schedule for the next four weeks has been uploaded to the teacher’s area and the link is below:
NB. We are focussing on Week 3 (on the site, it says wb 4th May).
This week’s English lessons are all about Setting Descriptions.
As before each of the five English lessons begins and ends with a quiz. These are not essential to the lesson but will help you to see how much progress you are making and show you which areas you need to practice.
An online teacher will guide you through your main activity in a videoed lesson. This can be paused whilst you do your work. The teacher will tell you exactly what to do.
Lessons 1 & 2 Reading Focus – making inferences and justifying with evidence
Lesson 3 Identifying features of a good setting description
Lesson 4 Using figurative language
Lesson 5 Writing your own setting description
The lessons include daily spelling practice and a test on Fridays. Remember that you can improve your accuracy using Spelling Shed!
Don’t forget to keep reading whilst you are at home. Read to yourself, to an adult, share stories with brothers and sisters! Listen to stories on BBC teach or look at the links on the school website; they are all part of daily reading and we believe they should be aiming for 30 minutes or more in total every day.
This week’s maths lessons are focussing on shape and angles which we have studied earlier in year 6.
Lesson 1 Learning how to find the value of missing angles
Lesson 2 Learning how to compare and classify triangles
Lesson 3 Learning how to compare and classify quadrilaterals
Lesson 4 How to find unknown angles in triangles
Lesson 5 How to calculate unknown angles in quadrilaterals
The Whiterose Maths Home Learning lessons ( https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/ ) are also good quality. It follows a similar format to Oak Academy as it has a video to watch and some questions to do. Follow Week 3 w/c 4th May.
Keep on using TT Rockstars to ensure you increase the speed in which you can multiply and divide. This will help in all areas of Maths.
This week’s timetable includes:
History: What was life like in Nazi Germany?
Spanish: Saying your birthday in Spanish.
Science: What are the different animal kingdoms?
History: Was World War Two inevitable?
Art: Optical illusions and using shading to show form.
PE: Link to PE with Joe (and Rosie!)
Remember to keep active the best you can. There are a number of PE challenges on the school website for you to have a go at in the pupils section. There is also a message from Linda Stacey our School Games Organiser, which links to her twitter page. You will find this message in the curriculum area on the school website under PE.
Mr Millington and Mr Norris