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Week Beginning 1 March 2021

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We very much enjoyed World Book Day!

And well done to those of you at home who joined in with our World Book Day Zoom Quiz with such enthusiasm!!

 

If you didn't get chance to catch it, there is a copy of the Zoom WBD Quiz at the top of this page!!

Friday 5th March Timetable

Lesson 1

Assembly

Lesson 2

English

Break

Lesson 3

Maths

Lunch

Lesson 4

PE

Lesson 5

Finish Art

It’s the final day of Home Learning, Year 6!

We have FINALLY arrived at the final day of Home Learning Year 6! We have been so proud of those of you that have put in such a superb effort over lockdown in completing the online learning, ploughing through work packs and contributing to Zoom calls. The resilience and determination that you have shown will stand you in great stead for the future, and we are so excited to see all of your smiley faces back in school on Monday!

 

Take a look below at our last online learning journey for today…

Assembly

Our final assembly before we all return is focussed on World Book Day! Some of the costumes that you prepared for yesterday’s Zoom call were marvellous, and it was heart-warming to see our whole school community come together to celebrate such a worthy day. Take a look at the assembly video on our school website or on the Mapledene Youtube channel! It premieres at 9.30 am...

World Book Day Celebration Assembly

English

Our English work today is to write a persuasive paragraph about whether you agree or disagree with the BIG STATEMENT from Wednesday which is shown below:

 

THE BIG STATEMENT: Germany should be punished for starting World War 2.

 

We would like you to write up your paragraph in your neatest handwriting! The writing should persuade Mr Collett and Mr Barber that you are correct in your opinion about whether or not Germany should be punished. Take a look at the Success Criteria for your writing below:

 

  1. Use the notes in your plan when writing your paragraph!
  2. Use conjunctions to begin sentences (eg. Furthermore, In addition, As well as this)
  3. Use conjunctions to extend sentences (eg. however, also, meanwhile)
  4. Use a range of interesting punctuation choices (THINK brackets, dashes and commas)

 

Good luck everyone!

Remember to use your plan to help you write!

Mr B and Mr C Maths

In Maths today, we have set a number of more challenging percentages problems, to build on the learning from Tuesday and Wednesday this week! As we said on Tuesday, it is really important to remember that we know how to calculate percentages, so READ each problem carefully, HIGHLIGHT the important numbers, and WORK OUT exactly what the question is asking you to do!

 

Don’t forget to send your completed work across to us to check!

Our warm up games today are percentage based online activities – have a go at playing them and see how you get on!

Miss Sanders' Maths Friday 5th March

Here is another video to help you dividing by 10 and 100. After you have watched it, test your skills using the Bingo link below.

Divide by (÷) and multiply by (x) 10, 100 and 1000

Here is my new video of my song '÷ and x by 10, 100 and 1000', helping children in KS2 to remember how to divide and multiply numbers by 10, 100 and 1000.Lyr...

Main Learning

Today's learning is all about ordering decimals. Watch the video lesson and then choose your level of challenge from the worksheets below. If you are struggling to order numbers with 2 decimal places then try the easier sheet but remember to challenge yourself AND believe in yourself!

PE

Building on last week’s YOGA session, we have a new routine for you all to try today – bought to us all the way from the USA by Yoga instructor Adrienne. We will be doing Gymnastics when we are back in school next week, so Yoga is a great way of increasing your flexibility before some of our lessons! Take a look at the video below, and enjoy!

Yoga PE - Body | Yoga With Adriene

Art

Our final afternoon during lockdown can now be used to finish off some of the wonderful World Book Day artwork that you began yesterday! Having seen some of the creations and illustrations so far, we are incredibly impressed! Take your time to relax and enjoy your artwork this afternoon, and we look forward to seeing the final pieces!

Behind the Scenes with Jeff Kinney (Diary of a Wimpy kid)

That's the end of our epic journey of Home Learning! Well done to everyone who has worked really hard at home, and thank you to all parents/carers for their support - we appreciate it! Have a great weekend Year 6 laugh yes smiley

Thursday 4th March Timetable – World Book Day!

Lesson 1

Free Reading!

Lesson 2

Making bookmarks

Break

Lesson 3

Writing a book blurb

Lunch

Lesson 4

Book Illustration

Lesson 5

WBD Zoom (2.00pm)

It’s WORLD BOOK DAY, Year 6!

And what an exciting day we have in store! We are going to be prioritising the wonderful world of books today, in a series of reading-related activities! If you are able to, dig your costume out for our Year 6 World Book Day Zoom call at 2.00pm, where you might be greeted by a couple of our favourite characters from Holes!

 

Here is what’s in store for today…

Free Reading!

To begin with, we would like you to find your favourite book, or one that you are enjoying at the moment, and enjoy some relaxed reading time. You can read ANYWHERE! So, if it is sunny, maybe have a read outside, or if you prefer, enjoy your book, magazine or kindle from the comforts of your sofa or bed.

 

If you haven’t got a book to hand at the moment, enjoy these 10 minute story shares, from authors such as Jacqueline Wilson and David Walliams!

World Book Day's 10 Minute Story Sharing: David Walliams

World Book Day's 10 Minute Story Sharing: Jacqueline Wilson

World Book Day's 10 Minute Story Sharing: The Twits by Roald Dahl

Making bookmarks

A staple item for all enthusiastic readers is a beautiful bookmark – we don’t want to be folding the corners of those pages unnecessarily! So enjoy the chance to create your own bookmark this morning – you can use the template below or even just some card at home. Try to use images and words from some of your favourite books to decorate your bookmark. We are really keen to see what your bookmark looks like, so remember to send in finished designs to advice@mapledeneschool.com for the chance to win Merits!

Writing a book blurb!

Our Writing lesson today has a Reading twist! We would like you to write a book blurb for your favourite book, story or movie! Remember: a blurb gives out some of the key details of a story, without revealing the key twists in the plot, so don’t give everything away when you write yours. The aim is to draw the reader in and make them feel excited to read the book, and maybe include a couple of recommendations from newspapers or websites.

 

Take a look at some of the example blurbs below, before having a go at writing and then decorating your own!

Book illustration

Before our Zoom call at 2.00pm today, we would like you to have the chance to do some book-inspired artwork! Some of the most interesting pages in the books we read are ones where an ILLUSTRATOR has brought the words to life. So, take a look at the video with Jeff Kinney (author of Diary of a Wimpy Kid), and browse the examples below, before creating your own book-inspired artwork!

 

This can be anything from: designing and creating your own book character, drawing pictures from a favourite novel or just creating a piece of artwork that represents how books make you feel! We cannot wait to see what you come up with!

Zoom call (2.00pm)

In what promises to be (hopefully) our final lockdown Zoom call, we will be talking all things books! If you have a World Book Day costume, feel free to wear it with pride! It would be lovely to hear some of you talk about a favourite book that YOU have at home, or have read at school! We might even have time for a quick World Book Day quiz…

Have a relaxing evening everyone!

Wednesday 3rd March Timetable

Lesson 1

Reading

Lesson 2

English

Break

Lesson 3

Maths

Lunch

Lesson 4

Music

Lesson 5

PSHE

Good morning Year 6!

First of all, it was so lovely to see so many of you on our Year 6 Zoom call yesterday - Miss Sanders and Mr Barber were really pleased with how well you listened to some of the strategies for the Maths and English work this week! We have got a fun-filled day of home learning today, so take a look below and dive in...

 

Remember that tomorrow is World Book Day - so our Zoom call at 2.00pm will celebrate this! We are looking forward to talking all things books, and hopefully seeing a few World Book Day costumes too!

Reading

Our Reading lesson today is all to do with THE COLD WAR! This was a spell of strained relations between the USA and Russia in the years that followed World War 2. It is a really interesting text, but also a tricky one! There are a number of words that you might have not come across, so take a look at the video below before you read the text, which explains a couple of strategies that might be useful! SKIMMING and SCANNING for key words will be an important skill when answering the comprehension questions. Good luck everyone!

Today's Reading work..

Still image for this video

English

In our final English work of lockdown, we would like you to write a persuasive paragraph on Friday. In today’s lesson, you have the opportunity to plan this out, using the template in the documents below!

 

THE BIG STATEMENT: Germany should be punished for starting World War 2.

 

Your task is to first of all decide if you agree or disagree with the BIG STATEMENT above, and then make a series of points, backed up with evidence from our World War 2 topic! You can use any learning that we have done to back up your points, or just your own informed opinions. See the examples on the planning sheet for how this might look. Mr Barber and Mr Collett have started planning a persuasive paragraph which disagrees with the statement, but you might have other ideas…

Mr B and Mr C Maths

In Maths today, we will be using our knowledge of how to calculate percentages of amounts to solve a series of mathematical problems! As we discussed on Zoom yesterday, these problems may look tricky, but we just need to remember to draw on our skills from the last couple of days in Maths in order to solve them. Remember to scroll down this page and look at yesterday's Maths video if you are unsure how to calculate percentages of amounts!

 

First of all, have a go at the warm up game on the link below, then there are a few quick questions to practise multiplying decimals, before the percentages problem solving! Good luck everyone - and remember to send over your answers so that we can check them!

Miss Sanders' Maths Wednesday 3rd March

Keep practicing your multiplication and division skills. Watch this video and then play Bingo using the link below.

Calculations: Dividing by 10 and 100 [CLIP]

Maths - Key Stage 2 (Upper): Listen to the catchy song demonstrating what to do when dividing by 10 or 100, then use this strategy to attempt the challenge q...

Main Learning

Start by watching this short video to help you remember the work from yesterday.

Decimal Place Value Song | Tenths and Hundredths | 5th Grade

Decimal Place Value Song | Tenths and HundredthsGrades: 4th Grade - 5th Grade🍎 Check out our ever-growing library of math songs at https://www.numberock.co...

Now watch today's video lesson which will explain how to write common fractions as decimal equivalents. There are 3 short worksheets to complete as you work through the video. They are in your packs or can be printed from below.

Music

This week we are going to start learning our song for Mother's Day! Many of you will know the song 'You're the one that I want" from the musical Grease. We are going to be singing this but the lyrics have been changed to fit the theme of Mother's Day.

 

Have a go at following the words on the PowerPoint at the same time as listening to the backing track.  We don't have long so make sure that you have a go, even if you don't want to sing at home on your own! We will be recording this in Music lessons in school next week!

You're the Mum that I want! - soundtrack

PSHE

To finish the day today, we have some time for PSHE! This lesson gives us a chance to reflect on the fact that we are all returning to school on Monday, after a long spell out of the classroom! The teachers are all so excited to have you all back - but we want to know how you feel about it! What has been your best lockdown memory? What are you most excited about when returning to school? Is there anything that you are a little worried about? 

 

Have a go at completing our 'Back to School' PSHE document below, and don't forget to send it back to us so we can see what you think...

Have a relaxing evening...

Copy of Tuesday's Zoom PowerPoint

Good morning Year 6!

First of all. A massive well done to all of you who are continuing to work really hard at home in your final week of Home Learning – we are incredibly proud of you! We have a ZOOM call at 9.30 this morning to go through some of the learning for the week this week, including how to approach challenging Guided Reading texts and how to calculate percentages of amounts. Try to make the meeting if you possibly can!

 

Here is our learning journey for today…

Zoom (9.30 am)

We are going to be Zooming at 9.30 this morning – Mr Barber and Miss Sanders will be covering how to skim and scan for the answers in Guided Reading this week, and how to calculate percentages of amounts. We look forward to seeing you there!

 

 

Reading

Some of our Reading texts for this week are a little tricky – but remember to show a Growth Mindset when working through the texts and questions! Today’s text is all to do with the Atomic Bombs which were dropped on Japan by the USA in 1945, thus ending World War 2 completely. Carefully read the text by yourself or to an adult at home, then work through the comprehension questions…

Mr B and Mr C Maths

In Maths today, we will be calculating percentages of amounts! This is best done by dividing the number in question by 100, in order to find the value for 1%. Then, multiply the value for 1% by the percentage that you need! Watch the video clip of Mr Barber explaining and showcasing this, then have a go at the warm up activity and questions. Good luck everyone!

How to find percentages of whole numbers...

Still image for this video

Miss Sanders' Maths Tuesday 2nd March

 

Warm-up

Watch this video to revise multiplying and dividing by 10 and 100 then have another go at the Bingo game below.

Calculations: Multiplying by 10 and 100 [CLIP]

Maths - Key Stage 2 (Upper): Listen to the catchy song demonstrating what to do when multiplying by 10 or 100, then use this strategy to attempt the challeng...

Main Learning

Today we are going to continue our work on decimals and hundredths. 

If you found the work yesterday tricky then please watch the video below first. Then click on the video lesson and complete the worksheets. Answers are at the end of the video. Don't forget that there are packs of all the sheets in the office if you would like to collect one.

 

An Introduction to Hundredths

Matholia educational maths video on introduction to hundredths.#matholia #singaporemath #introduction #hundredths #fraction #decimalhttps://matholia.comLearn...

Spanish

We would like you to unleash some Spanish flair in our Spanish lesson today! Last week, we learned the names of different items of clothing. Today, we are going to use that knowledge in an artistic way!

 

We would like you to design your favourite outfit (don’t forget to be as glamorous as possible) on the human outline. Then, using your Spanish vocabulary, label the items of clothing that are being worn! There will be merits for the most artistic pieces of work, as well as the work which is most accurate in its use of Spanish!

Clothes in Spanish / La ropa

R.E

Our final lesson today is R.E. As many of you know from our conversations on Zoom, we are working towards a sensitive series of lessons about The Holocaust during World War 2.

 

Before we embark on these lessons, we need to continue to build up our understanding of Judaism and the Jewish faith. This poplar world religion has a place of worship called a Synagogue. Take a look through the Synagogue PowerPoint below, then move on to your activity. What similarities and differences can you see when comparing a Synagogue to a different place of worship that you know?

Welcome to the final week of Home Learning Year 6!

We are SO excited to welcome you all back in to school next week – Mr Barber, Mr Collett and Miss Sanders are all looking forward to seeing everybody in TEAM 6 after such an extended spell at home. We have got one week left of our World War 2 topic, which is focussed on the after-effects of the conflict, the atomic bombs which were dropped on Japan, and the beginning of a new era for the world – The Cold War.

 

On THURSDAY this week, it is also WORLD BOOK DAY, so be sure to have a costume at the ready for our WORLD BOOK DAY zoom meeting (Thursday at 2.00pm!)

 

Take a look below at the learning for our last Monday at home…

 

Monday 1st March Timetable

Lesson 1

Reading

Lesson 2

English

Break

Lesson 3

Maths

Lunch

Lesson 4

Science

Lesson 5

P.E

Reading

Our Reading work today is based upon ‘The Berlin blockade’, and what happened to Germany after they lost the War. This is a really interesting text, about how the outcome of World War 2 shaped the future for not only Germany but all of Europe. Take a look at the text below, and answer the eight short questions. Good luck everyone!

English

Today’s English work will focus on the use of ‘CONJUNCTIONS’ to begin sentences. This is an incredibly important skill in order to vary the structure of your sentence types in longer pieces of writing.

 

Instructions:

  1. Take a look at the starter sentence below.
  2. Use the ‘conjunctions bank’ document (or the conjunctions mat below) to come up with 5 sentences which agree with, disagree with, explain or use cause and effect with the starter sentence.
  3. Read the example sentences - they are there to help you!

 

STARTER SENTENCE: Nazi Germany lost World War 2 to the Allies.

 

 

Example sentence 1: As a result, they suffered many casualties on the battlefield.

Example sentence 2: In other words, the Allies defeated Nazi Germany in 1945.

 

Notice how the example sentences use conjunctions at the start to make a point related to the starter sentence!

 

We look forward to reading 5 sentences that you come up with – remember to read them back to yourself to check that they make sense!

Mr B and Mr C Maths

This week, we are going to be building up to finding percentages of amounts! Today, we will be recapping multiplication of decimals, as this is a core skill which you need when working with percentages! Have a go at the 10 questions below (one is done for you!), and then move on to the two problem solving questions on the second document. We look forward to seeing your answers – don’t forget to email them across!

 

REMEMBER: the number of decimal places in the question is ALWAYS the same as the number of decimal places in the answer – so make sure you place that decimal point correctly!

Multiplying decimals by whole numbers...

Miss Sanders' Maths Monday 1st March

Warm-up

This week we are going to revise our knowledge of multiplying and dividing by 10 and 100. First watch this video and then have a go at the Bingo game below. You can choose your own level of challenge.

 

Adam Up Maths - Multiply by 10 and 100 Song

The Number Crunchers explain a method of how to multiply by 10 and 100.

Main Learning

We are continuing with our fractions and decimals work this week and to make your brains work a little bit harder we will be moving onto hundredths.

Everything you need to know is in the video lesson so don't panic! There are 2 sheets to complete and all the answers are at the end of the video.

You can print your sheets from the link below or collect your packs from the school office.

Science

As we start to think about returning to school next week, our thoughts turn to our Science topic for this half term – ELECTRICITY! We can’t wait to get the bulbs, buzzers and motors out next week and explore different types of circuits! There are three tasks in today’s lesson, which can be found below. They are all tasks designed to jog your memory on some key ideas to do with this topic - see what you can remember from the last time you did Electricity as a topic in Year 4...

 

  1. Sort the items on the PDF sheet into the table ‘Non-electrical appliances v. Electrical appliances’. You can check your answers by scrolling down to the bottom of the document!
  2. Click on the interactive circuits document to test your circuits knowledge from the last time you did electricity in school!
  3. OPTIONAL: Take the ‘It’s Electrifying’ PowerPoint quiz on electricity – don’t forget to email in to tell us how many you scored!

P.E

We can’t wait to be back in school doing our P.E lessons! So, to keep your fitness nice and sharp, and your heart healthy, have a go at today’s Joe Wicks workout! Once you’ve done this, it’s time to relax and enjoy another sunny Spring evening…

PE With Joe 2021

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