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Week commencing 4th May 2020

27.4.20

Hi class,

I hope this note finds you well and that you are enjoying some time with your family; getting lots of fresh air and marvelling at the change of the seasons . It has been lovely bumping into a few of you this week on my daily walk as I have missed you all.

Maths

This week I have uploaded a few geometry questions along with some reminders on my video. Should you wish to stretch yourself beyond this then your revision books have further questions in the angles section.

I have also set you another challenge on TT Rockstars. Well done to those who responded to last week’s challenge and an even bigger well done to those who beat me!

English/Enquiry

I would like you to transport yourself back to 1912 and put yourself on the docks at Southampton to report on the launch of the Titanic. Remember at this point Titanic has not yet found its watery grave. Please set your work out like a newspaper ... you could  tea stain your work to give it that authentic look. Newspapers need : a catchy headline, a picture, a caption, lots of facts and opinions and some eye witness quotes.

The things you might consider mentioning in this report are, who made the vessel  her planned route, the food and facilities people will enjoy on board, who designed the boat, who the captain is. More importantly try to capture the excitement of this event through the quotes of passengers and crew members who are about go make the journey. I think this report would be a great opportunity to draw a small pencil sketch of Titanic with smoke billowing from 3 of her 4 chimneys.

Spelling

Go to http:/spellingframe.co.uk and access year5/6 have a look at spelling rule 44 and the complete the practice exercises and test.

Have a nice week. I will post another video next week. It will be a quiz based on your Titanic based knowledge.

Stay safe and happy.

Mr Revell

 

20.4.20

Hi Everyone,

It seems a little bit unreal, but we are now at the beginning of a new term- your final term at Primary school. With Easter behind us, I would like to begin a new topic ‘Titanic’. This is one of my favourite topics and most of the activities I am setting for you this week revolve around the exploration of this infamous ship/shipwreck.

There are some nice video pieces on YOUTUBE which will help you to visualise the ship at the same time as learning some facts about it.

In your YouTube search type….

How did the ‘Unsinkable’ Titanic end up at the bottom of the ocean? National Geographic

Timeline:The sinking of the Titanic Encyclopedia Britannica

Along side these videos you may wish to explore further (YouTube -as you know will point you in the direction of other videos on this subject)- or you might want to do a little bit of reading about the Titanic.

I love www.natgeokids.com- look at the twenty top titanic facts.

From these sites I would like you to create a mind map of everything you know about the Titanic- consider how big it was? Where was it built? Who designed it? What facilities it had? Where was it sailing? Did the crew make any mistakes? What day did it set off and sink? How many lives were lost?

If you are feeling creative I think this is one of those subjects that lends itself to creative projects. Why not have a go at sketching the Titanic? Or you could try box modelling a small model of this vessel.

Maths

This week’s maths I would like to have a look at some geometry- if you log in to espresso- KS2-maths and then look at 3D shape Upper and Area and Perimeter. These will help you to revise concepts looking at the properties of common 3D shapes as well as revisiting how we calculate area na d perimeter.

You will also find activities linked to both of these in your revision books shuld you wish to do a little more on the topic.

I didn’t see many of you online last week, but I have sent you all a challenge on TT rockstars. My times tables skills are ok- I’m just not as fast as you lot- see if you can beat my score.

Spelling

Go to https://spellingframe.co.uk/ go to year 5 and 6 and look at spelling rule 43 (adding suffixes)- please have a go at the practise and test- which are both free online.

Again, please make sure you are trying to keep fit and active- Hopefully it won’t be too much longer till you can return to your sports clubs- in the mean time keep yourself busy with the Joe Wicks workouts, practise your catching against the wall, keep improving your keepie-uppies. Set yourself a circuit of press-ups, sit-ups and squats and challenge yourself to see how many times you can complete each exercise in a minute.

I look forward to hopefully seeing you all again soon.

Stay safe and look after each other.

Mr Revell

 

13.4.20

Hello again,

I hope this message finds you all well and that you’ve been making the most of some time to get outside and spend time with your families. I’ve loved having some time outside and have enjoyed my walk everyday as it has given me a bit of time away from the house. It has been a real pleasure to see some of you on my walks you’ve provided me with a bit of a reminder of normality.

It would now be the Easter holidays but below I have put a few activities that I would like you to have a go at this week.

Stay safe

Mr Revell

 

Enquiry

We are spending such a lot of time at home at the moment so- like me- you might be noticing things around your garden or on your walks that maybe you hadn’t seen before.

I would like you to sketch something from your own observations- this might be a picture of your house, your garden, farmers fields, Castle Hill, the view from your window, a pet, a room or even a family member.   If it is an observation from your daily walk then maybe you could take a picture on your phone to copy from when you return home.

 

My second enquiry challenge relates to PE. It’s hard work to keep fit when you can’t leave your house so I’ve been using the garden and my front room to try and do some little bits of exercise. You should try and do the same- I know the fitness will help you when you return to your gym, hockey, football, rugby and dance clubs.

Set yourself a challenge that you can do every day. Give yourself ten minutes of time to practise the same skill and come back to it each day; see if you can improve. I’ve teleported myself back to the 1990s and have been practising my football keepy-uppies. Slowly but surely I’m getting better. But you could try skipping, catching with a parent or sibling, bouncing a ball, running up and down the drive- alternatively you could use one of the Joe Wicks’ exercises and master that.

Maths

I would like you to have a go on TT rock stars. I’m going to have a go myself so I will make myself available to challenge or play a tournament against next Wednesday between 1pm and 2pm so look out for me. I know many of you managed to beat me last time so I’m going to try and have a practise before then.

Additionally, I would like to see you have a go at some data handling questions- relating to bar charts, line graphs, and pie charts.  These can be found in the revision books that were handed out earlier in the Spring Term. (pages 52- 55 in the expected standard)- I know the Greater Depth book has similar challenges in it too.

English

Your writing task this week is to write a letter. I don’t know about you but I’m missing seeing my friends and family. I was supposed to see my mum and dad this week but for obvious reasons I will not be able to see them- this is very frustrating for all of us. You might be feeling the same about a friend, a grand parent or one of your club leaders who you are used to seeing each week. I’ve decided that alongside face-timing some of these people I will write to them- the old fashioned way. I would like you to do the same. Tell them how you are feeling about our current situation, let them know how you are keeping busy and ask them a few questions about how they are dealing with same situation. You never know you might get a letter back- It’s always nice to receive something in the post.

Also- I’m enjoying a book at home which some of you might like to order- it was mentioned to me by one of our class (I won’t name names) I’m really enjoying it- it’s called Book of Dust by Phllip Pullman. Whilst you have a bit more time on your hands, why don’t you try it- or something else recommended by your friends or parents.

Spelling

Go to https://spellingframe.co.uk/ go to year 5 and 6 and look at spelling rules 41 and 42  (able/ible and ably/ibly)- please have a go at the practise and test- which are both free online.

 

 

 

 

 

Hello again,

 

I hope this note finds you well and that you are now all experts at making scrambled eggs. Be honest, how many of you dropped your eggs or ended up with ‘shell on toast’? Either way- well done if you had a go.

I hope you are all managing to do a bit of exercise outside- I know it’s hard not seeing your friends but hopefully it will not be for too much longer.

It would normally be the Easter Holiday but some of you might want a few things to do so I’ve put together a few activities that you might like to try.

Have a good week.

Stay happy.

 

Mr Revell

 

Maths

We recently had a look at Ratio and touched on proportion- follow the links to consolidate some of the skills we looked at last month.

Espresso-Key stage 2- Maths- Ratio and proportion

In case you worry that some of you arithmetic skills are becoming a little rusty then you could have a look at

Espresso- Key Stage2- Maths- Maths Mansion Calculations

Another really nice activity that I first tried as a child- and still enjoy today is the countdown number game.

http://www.mathgametime.com/games/countdown-numbers

The above link will help take you to one online version of the game but there are many others.

If you want to see the hardest Countdown numbers game ever (in my opinion) follow the link to You tube- I genuinely spent about three hours one day trying to solve this and couldn’t get the answer- so I looked online for the solution. If you fancy challenging yourself- stop the YouTube video after the numbers have been revealed and have a go yourself.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfa3MHLLSWI

 

English

This week I’d like you to think about your comprehension. Whilst you are more than welcome to have a look at some of your revision booklet- there are also a few online comprehensions to look at on Espresso again.

Espresso- Key Stage 2- English- Comprehension Upper

Have a look at one or more of the texts and then take the quiz- or-if you fancy- answer some of the longer worded problems afterwards.

 

Enquiry

As it is Easter this wknd I would like you to have a think about the story of the crucifixion- my favourite online version of the story is on YouTube- if you type “Easter Poem” into your search and then look for the link by the ‘Bible Society’

Watch the video and have a think about the sacrifice Jesus made.

If you would like to follow up your viewing with either some artwork or a storyboard of this bible story then please do.

Spelling

Go to https://spellingframe.co.uk/ go to year 5 and 6 and look at spelling rule 40- please have a go at the practise and test- which are both free online.

Something different.

If you want to have a look at something completely different I quite enjoyed having a look at these on the CBBC website

http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/joinin/bp-can-you-find-it-puzzles

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30.3.20

Hello again,

I hope that this message finds you all well. I don’t know about you but there are some things I’m enjoying about being away from school but there are others that I’m really missing.

I hope that you have managed to get outside for some fresh air. To try and keep fit indoors I’ve been doing the Joe Wicks workouts which start at 9am every morning on his You Tube channel. You should try them- it has really got me energised for the day ahead.

Here are a few tasks which I would like you to look at this week.

Stay happy and healthy.

Mr Revell

 

Enquiry

The first task I’d like you to have a go at this week is preparing a meal- only if your parents allow it of course. Cooking is one of the most important skills you can learn- I use it every day and many of you will too as you grow older.

Scrambled eggs on a toast

Equipment required.

Small bowl, fork, frying pan, wooden spoon

Ingredients needed

2 eggs, a small knob of butter or margarine, salt, pepper 15 g of cheese (optional), 25ml milk 2 slices of bread.

 

  1. Crack both eggs into a bowl (this is quite tricky) sharply tap your egg on the side of the bowl, then using both hands let the egg slip into the bowl- Make sure you don’t get any egg shell in the bowl.
  2. Whisk the egg using your fork.
  3. Add the milk and a small amount of salt and pepper to flavour your eggs.
  4. You don’t have to do this-but I add a small amount of grated cheese this makes the meal a bit less healthy- but I think it adds to the flavour!
  5. Melt a small amount of butter into your frying pan- Ask your parents for help with turning on the hob.
  6. When the butter is sizzling add your egg mix.
  7. Constantly stir the egg mix over the heat. (Chef’s tip- Try and do this on a medium heat- the eggs takes longer and your arm might get a bit more tired but it stops the eggs from having a dry consistency and the end result has a much nicer texture- TRUST ME!
  8. When your eggs look fluffy and yellow and still moist turn off the heat- (Maybe ask your parents to judge your eggs.)
  9. Serve your eggs on two slices of buttered toast- EnjoyIf you like the eggs you can always try different ingredients in there as well- I like to add chives- and if you are feeling a little braver, my favourite is with finely chopped onion, chilli and goats cheese.Have a go- and remember your job is not complete until you have done the washing up as well!!!Even if you don’t have a go at making scrambled eggs, try helping in the kitchen, make your own sandwiches, help with the washing up or with chopping the ingredients. I know some of you are probably experts in the kitchen already- so if you have cooked something more exciting, let me know- or bring in a picture.

Maths

Again my maths activity this week will direct you to Espresso- Key Stage 2 Maths-Position and Direction Upper- activities.

Start with the first activity which tests your understanding of how to plot co-ordinates in all four quadrants. Then move along the subsequent activities- these will re-visit the work we have done on translation and reflection this year as well as looking at rotations as well.

Remember- when we are asked for co-ordinates, we go ALONG THE CORRIDOR, THEN UP/DOWN THE STAIRS.

 

As your next activity,I would like you to play a game looking at your understanding of fractions, decimals and percentages.Espresso- Key Stage 2 Maths- Fractions Decimals and Percentages Upper- activities       

At the bottom of the page are three SNAP games which look at testing your knowledge of equivalent fractions/percentages/decimals. Have a few games at each.

I set the speed timer as fast as it would go, and made a few mistakes. I bet you can do better.

Science

Espresso- Key stage 2 Science Evolution

Within this there are some really interesting videos to watch and fact files to read. Once you have read, watched and digested the information that is there you could try some of the activities.

English

Diary Entry

We are all very powerless to what is going on at the moment in our country. But ultimately we have to go along with what is being told to us by the government. I am trying to be as positive as possible. I would like you to reflect on this and be really honest. Is there anything that you like about what is happening? Is there anything you are really missing? In a diary style entry could you tell me your thoughts.

 

Within this diary, you might tell me the things you are doing with your day and how you are spending your time, but you might also let me know how events are making you feel.

TT Rockstars

Get yourself online and challenge your friends in the Arena and keep building you X table knowledge.

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23.3.20

Hello Year 6,

I’ve missed you these last few days. I hope you are all well. Below are a list of some school based activities you could have a go at this week. I will be in touch with a few more next Friday.

Stay happy and healthy.

Mr Revell

Maths

On Espresso-KS2 maths- algebra- use Find the Value of X as your warm up. I’m sure that once you have finished this you will feel confident to tackle the later steps on this same page.

You have also been given an arithmetic paper which has been sent home. Have a look at this. Give yourself 30 minutes to complete it- however if you need longer take the extra time. Hi-light any questions which you are uncertain about and we can look at them when we get back to school.

 

Geography

On Espresso KS2- Our picks- Rivers

This week I would like you to look back at your knowledge of your Rivers and river. There is some Geographical sorting of rivers to do- which will require you to look in the Atlas(or at a world map online) further to this there are features to identify and quizzes to take.

If you really wish to go for it, you could combine your rivers knowledge and understanding of Microsoft Excel to create a bar chart comparing the lengths of The Nile,The Volga, The Amazon and some of the other rivers mentioned.

English/Grammar

Noun

Preposition

Adverb

Adjective

Verb

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Underfoot

Beside

Barked

Quietly

Flew

Boris Johnson

Eagle Owl

Overhead

Swiftly

Feathery

Dodged

Monkey

Stealthily

Swung

Gracefully

Outside

Sonic the Hedgehog

Yelped

Hesitantly

sparkly

Beyond

Infront

confident

Yellow

Handsome

Mars

Pencil

Scribbled

Ambitiously

muscular

 

Can you sort the 24 words in the above grid into the correct word class?

Using these words- and more if you desire- can you create a witty sentence?

Spellings

Go to topmarks.co.uk- type spelling into your search box- Go to SATS spelling list link- open this and a 2 page grid will appear.

Look through the grid- and find silent letter section-

Answer the following clues with words from this section.

  1. Draw a picture of an idea you hope to make
  2. A very large building which soldiers defend
  3. A sport which involves two people throwing each other to the ground.
  4. A place we are trying to protect by reducing car fumes, plastic usage and the burning of fossil fuels.
  5. Not the same as everyone/everything else.

Now think of 3 more words with silent letters in them and write a clue for them.

TT Rockstars

Get yourself online and challenge your friends in the Arena and keep building your X table knowledge. This is so important to any fractions, ratio and percentage work which we look at in Y6.

 

Literacy

Please complete the reading comprehension paper that we sent home last week. I, personally, would do it in three chunks. For each of the three sections try to give yourself 20minutes. If you need longer then use extra time.

Following on from our journalistic report writing this last week or so, you could turn your hand to writing a report on something topical in the news. I know that one topic is currently dominating the headlines! You could look at its impact on schools, supermarkets, the Olympics, the Premier League or a different area completely.