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Children's Mental Health Week 2021 - a message from our Royal Patron

Watch our Royal Patron HRH The Duchess of Cambridge's video message to mark the start of the Children's Mental Health Week. Learn more: http://www.childrensm...

We are joining in with ‘Place2Be’s’ Children’s Mental Health Week - week beginning Monday 1st February; an opportunity to shine a spotlight on children and young people's mental health which at this time is highly important. The theme of this year's Children’s Mental Health Week is ‘Express Yourself’. 


The week will start with an assembly being held nationwide via The Oaks Academy 

https://classroom.thenational.academy/assemblies/childrens-mental-health-week-2021

The assembly will be available at 9am on Monday 1st February - which we would like everyone to watch – and will feature pupils and well-known faces discussing the theme of Children’s Mental Health Week, as well as ways that children and young people can get involved at home. It will be hosted by Blue Peter’s Lindsey Russell and CBBC Presenter and Place2Be Champion Rhys Stephenson.

 

The week will culminate in a 'Dress to Express' day on Friday 5th February during which children in school and at home can, as the day suggests, 'Dress to Express'.

Zoom

 

A few reminders for Zoom meetings:

  • Only children with their name as a username will be admitted (No parent's names please)
  • Be on time! The meeting will be locked 10 minutes after the scheduled start time as per the Zoom policy.
  • If you are unable to access the meeting because of apparent Meeting ID or password issues, please do not call school - the meeting ID and password are the same for each Year 6 Meeting (unless we let you know otherwise). Try restarting the app and logging in again. If the problem persists, please email school and a teacher will get back to you when they can to help.
  • Please try to do the work on the website or in the packs and on Doodle before attending the Zoom meetings. They are a chance for you to ask questions or clear up any problems you might have as well as showcase your work and see your friends and teachers.
  • Be confident! Last week we had three children who chose to stay behind at the end to ask questions and show us some work as well as let us know how they were - it was great. The more you put into the meetings, the more you will get out of them.

 

 

Friday 5th February Timetable

Lesson 1

Assembly

Lesson 2

English/History

Break

Lesson 3

Maths

Lunch

Lesson 4

PE

Lesson 5

Art

Happy Friday!

Yes it’s Friday. Well done for getting through all your work this week. We have been delighted to hear about some of your successes and it was lovely to see so many of you on the Zoom yesterday afternoon, hats and all! Muy bien!

 

It is also 'Dress to Express' - a final flourish for Children's Mental Health week. Send in your pictures if you would like to express - be who you are and who you want to be. No filter required! 

First up is the Assembly so please watch that on the link here

Assembly now live - click the video below

Celebration Assembly 5th February

Watch how Mapledene has expressed themselves during Children's Mental Week. Find out who this week's Shooting Stars and Top doodlers are.

English

Following on from yesterday’s speech. Now it is your turn!

 

What we are looking for today is a motivational speech to inspire the nation of children who currently find themselves in lockdown. We need positive words and phrases that will lift the spirits of the nation and let them know that, despite all the hardship, they are not alone, they are strong, and they will get through this. Think about what you would need to hear to make you feel uplifted and inspired. What would get you out of your seat fist-pumping and shouting “I can do this!”

 

Let’s hear your best fighting words! Inspire the nation! They need you!

Extra – Captain Sir Tom Moore

In a little extra during our English and history this morning, please have a read of the information in the documents below and consider some of the questions and reflections on Captain Sir Tom Moore’s life. While we don’t want any specific work from you on this, please feel free to pay your respects in your own way. You may want to write a short poem or reflection on his life and achievements, draw a picture, or remember him in another way. Please send in anything you wish to share and do talk to people at home about what you think too.

Maths

With some amazing work done all week on finding missing angles in different shapes. Now we need to apply all that learning into a set of problems. Think carefully about what you already know and use that to find out more. Use your knowledge of opposite angles and angles in a triangle. Do your best. Mr B’s group have 4 questions and Mr C’s have 7. If you are feeling confident then please have a go at them all.

 

Below are the questions for each group but in different formats in case you can open one more easily than the other. The answers are provided at the end of each document too, but only look at the end when you have had a good go first.

Miss Sanders' Maths Friday 5th February

 

Warm-up

Last chance to get into the Green Zone for Times tables and Maths today. Use your time wisely!

 

Main Learning

This is our last day on 3D shape for a while and we will be focusing on using the correct vocabulary when describing 3D shapes.

Watch this video to help remind you and then complete 1 of the sheets below. Please choose your own level but remember to be ambitious!

33 A very fine pet is a polyhedron

Describing and visualising 3D shapes

Afternoon

PE

First up, after such a strenuous week of mental work, it is time to work out our bodies instead. There is of course a Joe Wickes to have a go at if you are feeling full of energy. However, if you are feeling like you are ready for the weekend to start, we have an alternative video which is practising Yoga poses. Yoga is an excellent way to inmprove strength, balance and flexibility - many professional athletes including Premiership footballers use it to help prolong their careers. It is also very good for relaxation and helping you to sleep better and manage stress. Just like the meditation earlier in the week, give this a proper go and see what you think. 

Yoga for Kids!

Follow along as Sophia Khan leads a fun and family-friendly introduction to yoga. You'll get to warm up, practice breathing and poses, and relax into a power...

Art

Seeing as so many of you have enjoyed drawing and art as a way of unwinding and expressing yourself, we thought it would be a fitting way to end the week. We have found this tutorial on how to draw a self-portait. Grab a pencil and some paper and a mirror and see whthr you can follow some of the tips and tricks to draw a picture that bears a resemblance to you. Next week we will put some up on the Zoom and see if people can guess who it is!

 

If you find that too straightforward then we have a little challenge for you. if you have managed to draw a likeness, try adding some detail to make the picture of you look like you will WHEN YOU ARE OLDER! A very difficult challenge, but maybe you could look at you parents for inspiration or just draw a moustache on. Seems like Louie might already be there wink

Self Portrait Tutorial

How to make a proportional self portrait with some tips on how to draw an easy eye, nose, and lips! 6th grade art class

All that's left to say is have a great weekend everyone. Thanks for all your hard work and great contributions to the Children's Mental health week activities. You are all a credit to yourselves and the school. Stay positive and tune back in on Monday for the last week of the half term. 

 

If you are looking for the Doodle awards for this week, please go to the Year 6 Class Page and click on the ‘Celebrating your Work’ Star on the left hand side. Congratulations to all of those in Green Zone, especially those in the Green for everything!

Thursday 4th February Timetable

Lesson 1

Reading

Lesson 2

English/History

Break

Lesson 3

Maths

Lunch

Lesson 4

History

Lesson 5

Zoom

Thursday is here!

Welcome to Thursday, Year 6. Yet again we must say how great it is to be seeing all your work and creative creations that you are sending in. As well as some excellent work, it is a pleasure to see your creative sparks be indulged too with lots of different drawings and poems, dances and even some jewellery being sent to us to enjoy. You are a credit to the school.

Your reading has also been of a very high standard with a lot of you now expertly finding the evidence to back up or refute a statement. This is a great skill to be practising. Well done.

Reading

Today’s reading is all about another landmark moment from World War 2. After conquering mush of Western Europe when he overran France, Hitler turned east and looked towards the Soviet Union. They had the land that Hitler wanted, and he was determined to take it from them. The Russians of course, had other ideas. Read the text and answer the questions.

 

English

For the next two days we wanted to look more closely at one of Britain’s most inspirational leaders: Winston Churchill. After Neville Chamberlain resigned as Prime Minister, Churchill was elected and during his time as leader made a series of inspirational and motivational speeches designed to make the British people feel empowered, safe, strong and patriotic. He wanted the people to feel like we would win the war, drive the Nazis back and help the people who had suffered at the hands of Hitler.

 

Today we want you to listen to one of his speeches that he made on June 4th 1940 after France had surrendered to Hitler. In it he calls on the British people to fight and never surrender and that we would win. Churchill actually suffered with a bit if a speech impediment, which means sometimes he is quite hard to understand, so please follow the text too.

 

Today’s task is simply to listen to his speech and try to work out why it had such a positive effect on people. His speeches helped create the ‘British spirit’ that kept everyone going through the Blitz. While Churchill did not know for sure that we would win, he did not let on in his speeches and instead appeared to believe we would with all his heart.

 

Tomorrow you are going to have a look at writing your own inspirational speech, but not to the people of war time Britain, but to the millions of children who are in lockdown in Britain at the moment. We will need your inspirational words to let them know that we will all get through this, even though it is hard, and that we all need to believe and have confidence that things will get better, but only with everyone’s help. Hopefully, you can take some inspiration from Prime Minister Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill.

Winston S Churchill: We Shall Fight on the Beaches

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Maths – Mr B & Mr C

A big well done to everyone who managed to work out some of the missing angles in triangles questions. Quite a few said that you found it really hard, but even so you managed to calculate lots of correct answers.

Today we are continuing our hunt for missing angles, only this time we are looking at quadrilaterals. The one golden rule here is that all the internal angles add together to make 360° (a full turn).

Please view the PowerPoint for a few hints and tips for calculating angles on irregular quadrilaterals. You may want to keep it open when you attempt the questions.

 

Mr Barber’s group please start on the first page of the first document and aim to do at least 2 sheets. Think of the third page as an extension if you are doing well and feeling confident. The answers are on the final page.

 

Mr Collett’s group please start on page 2 of the first document and then attempt the second document as an extension. Working from left to right, you will need to use ALL your knowledge of angles in shapes to complete this one.

Good luck everyone, and remember to send in your work.

Miss Sanders Maths Thursday 4th February

 

Warm-up

I really need to see your scores improving on Doodle Tables today and tomorrow. Challenge yourself to learn a new Times Table or have a go at one from a long time ago. Whatever it takes for you to get into the Green Zone!

 

Main Learning

Today we will be continuing our work on 3D shapes and it would be great if you have the models we made yesterday with you. Watch this video to recap on the names of 3D shapes and learn some of their properties.

. https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-describe-the-properties-of-3d-shapes-cdjkgd

Then answer the worksheets in the video (I have linked them below but you could also just work on paper). The answers are at the end of the video. 

Afternoon

Thank you all and well done for getting so involved with all the Mental health week activities. Even if we haven’t seen the work and art that that you have been producing, we hope that you have enjoyed expressing yourself and that you have taken some time for yourselves to enjoy different things like meditation and exercise this week.

 

This afternoon we have the Zoom call (don’t forget your hats!) and a bit of history work. This week we have learned about some of the significant events in the war like the Battle of Britain and Operation Barbarossa. We also know when the war started, when the Blitz was and when children had to leave the cities to take refuge from the bombings. What we would like you to do this afternoon is to begin making a World War 2 timeline complete with as many major and significant events as you can research.

 

Below is a BBC website that breaks the war up into different phases – you could use this idea for your timeline. There are also other websites that might help you. Try plotting the events in the correct time order and then labelling or having a text box to explain or summarise what the event was. You may want to add some pictures too and these could be drawn or printed.

 

We have provided a timeline template below, but it is very bare and you may want to make your own one. Don’t worry if you don’t get it all done today. You could research the events today and put them in order, then create the finished timeline tomorrow.

Good luck, guys. That’s all your home learning for today.

 

Doodle

A quick reminder to go on Doodle tonight to try to get in the Green zone for each subject (or at least one!) There are plenty of Extras to complete that will help with your home earning and even if you have done those, try to be the top Star Hunter in Year 6 or even the whole school.

Wednesday 3rd February Timetable

Lesson 1

Reading

Lesson 2

English/History

Break

Lesson 3

Maths

Lunch

Lesson 4

Music

Lesson 5

PSHE

 

Woohoo for Wednesday!

We hope that your week is going well. Thank you to those of you who came on to the Zoom call and work through some of the angles work. It was also great to hear about all your different ways of relaxing, switching off and keeping your mental health positive. Let’s keep that positivity flowing into your work, starting with…

Reading

Today’s reading text and questions relate to a major event that took place high in the skies over Britain. The Battle of Britain was a significant event in the fight against the Nazis and, had the battle not happened as it did, it may have affected the outcome of the entire war. Without spoiling too much, please read on and attempt the questions. The answers are also provided for you to check when you have finished.

English

During our reading you have all become very good at providing evidence for opinions or statements based on the text. Well today’s English is similar; we would like you to provide evidence to answer the question of “Is Britain winning?” The people of Britain would have been asking this question a lot during some very difficult times, like the Blitz and the European invasion. We would like you to provide evidence to answer this question. The difference today is that instead of using text, you are to decide and justify your answer based on the PICTURES provided.

Remember to use phrases like “I know/think this because in the picture I can see…” and think about why the picture has been taken or shown in that way.

Maths Mr B and Mr C

We are going to continue our work on angles today and look at the angles you can find in a triangle. Hopefully, you will have been reminded about the angles in a triangle by the work yesterday or the Zoom call. Please look at the information in the Word document to remind you before having a go at the questions in the PDF. The answers will be posted later today so you can mark your own. if you have any problems or find it really hard then just try your best and make a note to tell us either by email or on the Zoom call on Thursday. Give it your best shot.

Miss Sanders Maths Wednesday 3rd February

 

Warm-up

 

If you haven't already completed your Doodle tables for the week then please try to do this today! When I looked yesterday some of you were soooooo close to reaching the green zone! If you have done this, then why not try one of the challenge grids below? How many questions can you answer correctly in 5 minutes?

 

 

 

Main Learning

Today, we will be starting our work on 3D shapes. Watch the short videos below for a brief introduction to 3D shapes and Nets but don't do the work on the second video.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zt7xk2p/articles/z247tv4

 

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/2d-and-3d-shapes-to-build-simple-3-d-shapes-6mup4c

 

 

Now, I would like you to use the Nets of 3D shapes that I have printed on card in your packs (or linked below) to make a range of 3D shapes. You will need these to help you with your learning on Thursday and Friday. When you have finished, have a go at linking the 3D shapes and their nets on the worksheet 'Match the Nets' (If you have a pack this is marked as Fridays work because I have changed the order of the work slightly). The answers are linked below and included in your learning packs. Have fun!!!

Afternoon – Mental Health week

Music

As it is Children’s Mental Health Week this week, I thought it would be good to remind ourselves of the song ‘It’s OK! Just say’. Sing or sign along depending on where you are, and really listen to the message that the words are telling you. Remember, to talk to someone if you are not feeling OK.

IT'S OK (Please Just Say) - Kids' mental health song with sign language

mentalhealthIn response to the Coronavirus pandemic, OneMoreSong have made a FREE kids resource for teachers, homeschoolers and educators! Follow the link b...

I also have a new song for you to learn. First of all, click on the link below to warm up your bodies and voices. Make you sure you have clicked on the tab ‘Move to the Pulse’ and have fun following the actions.

Now, click on this link to listen to the chorus and follow the words. When you are confident have a go at joining in.

This week we are going to complete some artwork based on music. More will be revealed about the music at the end of this session.

First, watch this short video that gives an example of how music can create images and colours in our minds.

The Artist Who Paints What She Hears

Melissa McCracken thought everyone associated colors with music the same way she did. But she soon realized that her senses were unique. The Kansas City-base...

Now, I would like you to listen to the music below and let your pencil move freely to the music. What images and shapes does it create in your mind? When you have filled your sheet, add some colour. What colours does the music make you think of? What do you think the music might be about?

music_short.mp3

Finally, click on this video to find out all about the music you were listening to. Did the image in your mind match that of the composer?

PSHE

Our final task for today also links to Children’s Mental Health week. It has been really lovely hearing from lots of you about how you relax or what you do when you feel like you need to refocus or switch off. We hope you enjoyed the meditation yesterday too. But why is mental health so important? This afternoon’s task is to think why we need our mental health and why we need it to be good. As the theme for this week is ‘Express Yourself’, you can choose to present your thoughts and ideas however you like. You may wish to make a poster and include pictures, or design your response around a picture of yourself, or you can just note down your ideas to share them in our Zoom tomorrow.

 

As an extra, I have also attached the two Mental Health ‘Bingo’ task sheets that I showed the people on Zoom. Please have a good look and try to do a Writing and a Talking task. It is already Wednesday so you can choose from any of the first three days, then you will still have the others for tomorrow and Friday. Remember to send in your work so we can all have a look at the great ideas you come up with.

 

And that’s the day! Well done guys. Check back in on Thursday.

Tuesday 2nd February Timetable

Lesson 1

Reading & Zoom

Lesson 2

Spelling

Break

Lesson 3

Maths

Lunch

Lesson 4

Meditation

Lesson 5

RE

Welcome to Tuesday, Year 6!

Some lovely work has already been sent through from yesterday including some great ways to remember how to say Silent Letter words. Well done for making a positive start to your learning this week and we hope you have enjoyed the start of Mental Health week and the opportunity to express yourself. Let’s keep it going today too! First up is…

Reading

Today we would like you to continue to use the text to justify a statement. Remember to find the evidence and copy it down exactly how it is written in the text. Today we have another wartime evacuation text, so it is something you probably know quite a lot about by now, but don’t simply use your own knowledge. You must get the evidence for the statements FROM THE TEXT. The text and questions are below.

Spelling - Tuesday

To continue our work on Silent letters we would like you to do two things today. Firstly, there are some new Doodle objectives for you to complete on Doodle Spell that are about Silent Letters.

https://students.doodleenglish.com/spell

Secondly, we would like you to try to make a poem or story that includes as many words with silent letters in as you can think of! Maybe a silly poem or paragraph to help people understand what silent letters are or how you can remember them? Or a story which is filled with different silent letter words.

This one is a bit silly, but it shows a lot of words with a silent ‘t’

After tea, listen for the whistle before you fasten up the castle and at bedtime use the bristle of a thistle to wrestle out the gristle and glisten up your teeth!

Maths

After some excellent work on 2d and 3d shape, we are moving on to angles. Angles, if you remember your work from Years 4 and 5, are formed when two rays (lines) meet. They are measured in degrees. There are many types of angle and you can revise what each one is and how many degrees they have in the PowerPoint below.

Today though, we would like to introduce you to a knowledge organiser. This sheet does exactly what it says and organises the knowledge you have about a topic. The topic in the sheet below is what we are focusing on this week for our angles work: FINDING MISSING ANGLES.

 

There are lots of rules and tips for finding a missing angle on a line or in a shape. Have a look through the sheet to familiarise yourself before we start with triangles tomorrow. Then go on Doodle to complete the Added Extra about finding missing angles on a straight line. There will also be some discussion about this part of Maths on Zoom today which I will upload to here after the call has finished.

Miss Sanders Maths Tuesday 2nd February

 

Warm-up

Keep going with your Times Tables Grids, Doodle or Hit the Button. Your goal is to improve by a few seconds each time.

 

Main Learning

Today we are going to move on to look at reflective symmetry.We will learn how to accurately draw shapes that have been reflected in a mirror line.

Watch these 2 videos and then have a go at the worksheets (linked below and in your packs). There are 3 different levels of sheet, starting with the easiest. Pick your own level but remember to challenge yourselves! The answers are also included at the end of the pack.

On Reflection

Recognising Reflections

Afternoon – Mental Health week

After a strenuous morning working, we thought it would be a great idea to unwind and relax before our final lesson. Taking time to relax your mind and body is very important for maintaining good physical and mental health. So we are going to try some meditation. Before you click on the link, please do try to do this. Find somewhere quiet and private where you won’t be disturbed, put your phone away for 15 minutes and just listen to the voice and follow the instructions. I guarantee you will feel better afterwards, but only if you fully get in to it!

 

Below is the the link to the whole playlist, but my recommendation for today is video 7 (Kindness Meditation) also linked below.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLM_5z7EKcBv-GW4P5r-Y8hPkCOqQ3H8l7

 

Guided Meditation for Children | THE GIFT BASKET | Kids Kindness Meditation

RE

Our last lesson for today also links to children’s Mental Health week. We are going to look at world religions. For many children, religion forms a large part of their identity, and it offers them guidance, strength and direction when life is hard. Today we have a few slides to look at to remind us of the many different (major) religions from around the world, many of which will be celebrated by children at Mapledene.

 

As part of Children’s Mental Health Week, it is important that we learn to understand and respect others and their beliefs. Tolerance and respect are key to understanding and peace and being able to support other’s mental health too.

 

Can you write down some words and ideas of how and why we show tolerance and respect and need to respect others’ beliefs?

It could be in the form of an acrostic poem like the one above or a picture or just words on a page. Express yourself, and this time do it thinking of others too.

 

We look forward to seeing what you guys come up with. Remember to send in your work, or email us if you need to tell us something or have something to share. We are here for you and we are only an email or phone call away.

Zoom Aerobics Session- Children's Mental Health Week

It's a fact that exercise can improve mental health- especially during a lockdown! Therefore Miss Ellgood will be holding a one-off aerobics session on Zoom in aid of Children's Mental Health week. This will take place on Tuesday 2nd February at 4pm. If your child(ren) would like to join, please complete the form below by midday on Tuesday and you will be emailed the Zoom details. Places will be given on a first-come first-served basis (if you are able to fill the form out then your child(ren) has a place.) https://docs.google.com/forms/d/17mcqzaUb337qXGPH8V-NDgvWt7lyiRLhjjfCvEl-RT4/edit 

Monday 1st February Timetable

Lesson 1

Intro to Mental Health Week video and Circle time

Lesson 2

Spelling

Break

Lesson 3

Maths

Lunch

Lesson 4

Art – Express Yourself!

Lesson 5

PE

Happy Monday morning, Year 6!

We hope you have all had a happy and restful weekend and are raring to get going with your home learning this week. January is already behind us, February is here and this week we want to shine a spotlight on Mental Health. Normally we spend a lot of time making sure our bodies are physically healthy, but we need to look after our minds too. This week we are going to do lots of activities that can help us focus on making sure we feel good, are dealing with all the challenges life throws at us, and are happy in ourselves.

Hopefully, you enjoyed the video above from the Duchess of Cambridge, and watched the assembly on the link (https://classroom.thenational.academy/assemblies/childrens-mental-health-week-2021). Once you have we would like you to have your own Circle time at home to help us change our mind-set and give ourselves a positive outlook.

 

We would like you all to try to look for the positives in life. When life is tough or different, like now, it can be easy to dwell on the challenges and think that something, or everything, is too hard. But you don't have to tackle it all at once and finding just one positive when things seem hard can give you the strength to keep going. For example, being in lockdown is hard but there may be positives like:

  • Spending more time with family
  • Learning some new skills you may not have had the time to learn before
  • Becoming a more independent learner which will help you at Secondary school and beyond
  • Getting to 'go to school' in your pyjamas!

 

Try to think of some of your own and some that you can be positive about during this time, even if it feels like life can be hard sometimes. Celebrity Supply Teacher Katie Piper has some good advice for relaxation and focusing on the positives in life.

Spelling

It has been a little while since we did an individual spelling lesson, but we have been impressed by some of your star collecting on Doodle. Today and tomorrow, we would like you to go on the hunt for some very difficult words to spell – so difficult in fact that you cannot even hear them! These are the words with SILENT LETTERS.

If you aren’t sure what they are, have a look at the clip and PowerPoint below:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/english-ks2-wonderful-words-silent-letters/zh4hf4j

Once you have done some research on the many words we use that have silent letters, we have a fun activity for you to do. We would like you to create your very own Silent Letter Island (Haha! ‘Island’). On this island, we would like to see a range of places made from silent letters.

You may have Anchor Island, Chaos Cove, the Ghostly Yacht and the Monarch’s tomb. Draw or collage your island and remember to label each place with their silent letter name. Be as imaginative and as creative as you like! Bonus points for alliteration. Have a look at the example we started below and the word mat for some inspiration.

We would love to see some of your creations (or the start of them) on the Zoom tomorrow.

Mr B and Mr C Maths

You have worked really hard on the properties of a range of 2D shapes last week, and investigated the Nets of 3d shapes on Friday. Today we are going to continue to look at 3D shapes and learn some of the vocabulary associated with them.  

Please look at the Oak Academy video for an introduction (or recap) of 3D shapes. There is a quiz about Coordinates at the beginning you may choose to skip, but we have done this already this year so challenge yourself to see what you remember. Once you have watched the video, please do the PowerPoint quiz to test your knowledge, and finish by filling in the details for each 3D shape on the sheet.

Miss Sanders Maths

Good morning everybody! I hope you all had a great weekend?

Warm-up

This week is all about recalling the Tables Facts you know at speed. If you have your packs you can complete one tables grid every day. Time yourself and try to knock a couple of seconds off each day. If you don't have your packs, or for extra practice, use Doodle Tables or ‘Hit the Button’ to practise the Tables that you find the trickiest.

Main Learning

This week we will be continuing our work on 2D shape - starting with symmetry.

Watch the video below and answer the questions on the worksheet (from your packs or downloaded below). All the answers are explained at the end of the video.

 

Art – Express Yourself

For the first part of the afternoon, we would like you to think about the theme for Children’s Mental Health week: Express Yourself.

Self-expression is about communicating your individuality. This can be through words, clothing and hairstyle, or through art forms such as writing, drawing, music and dance.

 

Self-expression can help you to showcase your true self – your story, your thoughts, feelings and emotions. But this can also make us feel vulnerable, so you might want to take things one step at a time.

We often get told by our family, friends, school, communities and through social media how we ‘should’ look, think, speak, and act. These constant messages about what we ought to do, and who we ought to be, can make it difficult to let go of expectations and express our true selves.

 

Well this afternoon we want you to just be you. We want to see you produce something that says ‘This is Me’, something that tells everyone who you are, what you do, what you like, where you’re from, and what makes you YOU.

 

Now we aren’t going to tell you what to do or how to do it because then it wouldn’t be you! However, as suggestions only, you could: make a poster, a collage, a dance, a song, a picture a poem, a collection of photos or a fingerprint – anything that you think would be a great representation of you. We would love to see some in the Zoom call tomorrow, though you don’t have to share if you don’t want to.

 

PE

Last lesson for the day is PE. Many people find that physical activity helps them maintain positive mental health. There are many studies which have shown that doing physical activity can improve mental health. For example, it can help with:

  • better sleep – by making you feel more tired at the end of the day
  • happier moods – physical activity releases feel-good hormones that make you feel better in yourself and give you more energy
  • managing stress, anxiety or intrusive and racing thoughts – Being physically active gives your brain something to focus on and can be a positive coping strategy for difficult times.

So here is the link for Joe Wick’s Monday morning routine and also a 6 minute workout that will either get you warmed up for Joe or will be enough for you for today. The second activity in the 6 minute workout reminds me of when we did the Wall Sit at school! Feel the Burn! 

PE With Joe 2021 | Monday 1st Feb

6 MINUTE CARDIO WORKOUT FOR KIDS | PE with zero equipment | PE Warm Up for Kids

Participate in this 6 minute cardio workout for kids. This can be used for pe with zero equipment or PE warm up for kids.#6minutecardioworkoutforkids #pewit...

And that's Monday's learning. Well done everyone!

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