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Friday 12th February Timetable

Lesson 1

Year 3 Rainforest Assembly!

Lesson 2

English

Break

Lesson 3

Complete English

Lunch

Lesson 4

Art

Lesson 5

Reward Time!

It’s Friday, Year 6!!

The half term holidays are very nearly upon us Year 6! Congratulations on all of your hard work this half term – and a massive well done to your parents and carers at home for all of their support and enthusiasm too!

 

Our plan after half term is to do two more weeks to finish off WORLD WAR 2 before we start our next topic – TREASURE ISLAND! We can’t wait for our final two weeks learning about World War 2 – we are planning on organising a special VE DAY Zoom celebration on Tuesday 23rd February as part of this (see document at the top of this page!

 

Keep your eyes on the Year 6 website page this evening and during half term for more details about this…

 

Before we start, let’s look back at some of your amazing work from this week!

Assembly

As a special treat, our final Assembly of the half term features some of Year 3’s exciting learning about THE RAINFORESTS of the Earth! Sit back, relax and enjoy listening to the assembly, which is available on our school website and Youtube channel (Learn it with Mapledene). Keep an eye out for shooting stars, and also Year 6 Merit winners!

English

Our English work today is a chance to bring together all of the wonderful learning that you have completed this week on D-Day! We would like you to write a D-Day action scene, using present tense verbs, and in the first person. We want you to imagine that you are disembarking the boats onto one of the Normandy beaches, with your fellow soldiers around you, about to enter “The Jaws of Death” (see yesterday’s work for the planning sheet).

 

Use the two video clips below, and all of your knowledge this week, to write a thrilling, action-packed couple of paragraphs about your experience…

Example D-Day writing...

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D-Day History For KS2

Miss Sanders' Maths Friday 12th February

Warm-up

It's the last day of the half-term everyone so have a really good try to get on Doodle Tables and get into the Green Zone before the end of the day. Those of you who are already there, I have found another funky 9 Times Table Song to help you learn. You will need to click on the link on the video that says 'Watch on Youtube'.

9 Times Tables Song | Skip Counting by 9 With Multiplication

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Main Learning

Today we are going to look at Line Graphs. You will have come across them before in science and maths and they really aren't as complicated as they look. The link below will take you to a fantastic lesson that introduces line graphs from the beginning and makes it very clear and understandable. There are then 2 worksheets (included in the activity and linked below) for you to have a go at. The answers are also linked below. Take it slowly and listen to all the help - I know you can do this!

Art

In today’s Art lesson, you have some time to finish off designing and creating your D-Day model that was started yesterday! We are so excited to see what you make, build or draw for this mini-project. Remember, you can complete this task as creatively as you would like – using Lego, a shoebox, plastic action figures or arts and crafts to showcase this dramatic part of World War 2. There are some ideas on what your project could look like on the document below. Good luck everyone... and remember to send over your finished creations!

Reward Time!

YOU’VE MADE IT TO HALF TERM EVERYONE! Well done on all of your hard work this half term – we have been really proud of so many of you that have been working very hard! It’s time to enjoy yourself for our REWARD TIME slot this afternoon – unless of course you’ve managed to pick up some behaviour points at home!

 

You will also be delighted to know that there is no half term homework, as we think you all deserve a rest! Doodle will be available as always for those of you who want to keep your skills sharp.

 

So, get outside, enjoy spending some time with your family, and rest up – we can’t wait to finish off our World War 2 project with you (and enjoy a Year 6 VE DAY!!) when we come back to home learning on Monday 22nd February!

 

Thursday 11th February Timetable

Lesson 1

Reading

Lesson 2

English

Break

Lesson 3

Maths

Lunch

Lesson 4

Art

Lesson 5

Zoom (2.00pm)

It’s Thursday everyone!

Only TWO more school days to go before half term, and a well-deserved rest Year 6! We have got a host of exciting activities over the next couple of days – you even get the chance to take some REWARD TIME for yourself tomorrow (as long as there have been no behaviour points at home!!)

 

We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible on Zoom today at 2.00pm. We are excited about sharing some of the fabulous work from this week, and catching up with you all ahead of the half term holidays.

 

Here is the plan for our learning journey today…

 

Reading

In our final Reading lesson of the half term, we would like you to carefully go through the text about former USA President, Dwight D. Eisenhower. He was the President of the USA at a critical time during World War 2, and the text below details his actions and commands at D-Day! Read through the text and answer the ONE question you have to complete today. It is a three marker though, so write in full sentences and use EVIDENCE from the text t support your points…

English

We are VERY excited about seeing your action scene writing about D-day tomorrow, and today’s English lesson should help you to plan for the work you will be doing. We would like you to watch the video clip and look at the D-day information PowerPoint which can be clicked on below. Use these documents to write about your senses and feelings on the “Into the Jaws of Death” sheet below. Try to place yourself at the scene… what would be going on all around you?

Mr B and Mr C Maths

We have been very impressed with your excellent understanding of Line Graphs over the past two days – it has been heart-warming to see how many of you have worked so hard on these mathematical problems, having listened to the instructions on our Zoom meeting on Tuesday.

 

Today’s lesson is on PIE CHARTS. Watch the video clip of Mr Barber solving one of the problems before having a go yourself. Remember to show a Growth Mindset, and think carefully about what the pie is showing you each time, as we talked about on Zoom on Tuesday…

 

The starter task is to have a go at your Added Extras on Doodle, using some of the knowledge that you have built up about different types of chart and graph this week!

An introduction to solving Pie Chart problems...

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Miss Sanders' Maths Thursday 10th February

 

Warm-up

Today's video is a mash up of lots of my favourite songs that I used to dance to at parties! It will also help you to learn your 9 Times Table!

Nine Times Table Song (90's Song Mashup)

Mr. DeMaio and friends sing the 9x table song over some of the biggest hits from the 90's. Learn your nine times multiplication facts while jamming out to so...

Main Learning

 

Today we are going to return to some slightly trickier bar graphs. The video below will really help you to understand the different types of questions that you might be asked so PLEASE watch it! Then answer the questions in your pack or linked below. Your first job will be to write down the names of each bar using the information in the table. Finally, check your answers with the end of the video.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/read-interpret-and-compare-bar-charts-cth3gd

Art

In our final two days of the half term, we have an artwork project which should be great fun! As discussed on Zoom on Tuesday, we would like you to design and create your own D-day model!

 

This can be done as creatively as you like – using Lego, a shoebox, plastic action figures or just arts and crafts to showcase this dramatic part of World War 2. Take a look at the D-day video, and the pictures in the document below for inspiration – we can’t wait to see what you all design at home!

Zoom

We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible on Zoom at 2.00pm today! We are looking forward to sharing some learning from the week and catching up with everyone. Wear something you don’t mind getting active in - you might be sent to go and find a few items…

That’s the end of the penultimate (use a thesaurus) day of half term everyone! Have a relaxing evening!

Welcome to Wednesday, Year 6!

It was so lovely to see so many of you on the Year 6 Zoom call yesterday, and we hope you found the teaching input useful for the activities this week! We can’t wait to see more of your fabulous work – so keep sending it through to school for a chance to earn more marvellous Merits!

 

If you require a work pack this week, please contact our school office on 0121 464 2881 to arrange a collection time – work packs are available for anyone in Year 6 who requires them!

 

Let’s take a look at our learning today…

 

Wednesday 10th February Timetable

Lesson 1

Reading

Lesson 2

English

Break

Lesson 3

Maths

Lunch

Lesson 4

Music

Lesson 5

PSHE

Reading

We are continuing our fascinating work on Mulberry Harbours this morning! After a wonderful discussion on these great feats of engineering yesterday on Zoom, we would like you to answer some comprehension questions on them today! Make sure you remember to look for the key words and phrases in the questions and in the text – this will help you to find the correct answers…

English

Our English work today is all about ACTIVE and PASSIVE sentences! We spoke about these two different sentence types on our Zoom call yesterday – the ‘Tuesday Zoom Powerpoint’ at the top of the page could be a useful reminder of some examples!

 

Remember, in an ACTIVE sentence, the noun which is acting comes before the verb:

Mr Barber played football outside.

 

Whereas in a PASSIVE sentence, the noun which is acting comes after the verb:

Football was played outside by Mr Barber

 

Have a go at some of the practise questions involving active and passive sentences!

Active and Passive video clip...

Mr B and Mr C Maths

We’ve a couple more Line Graphs questions to do today before we move on to pie charts tomorrow! Some of you completed the work on this expertly yesterday – keep applying those same skills to our learning today! The extension task is a little trickier, so try to show a Growth Mindset, and pick off the easy questions first. Try the starter game first, then move on to the Line Graph questions…

Explaining line graphs...

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Miss Sanders' Maths Wednesday 10th February

 

Warm-up

Good morning everyone! I have another video here to help you learn your 9 Times Tables. Don't forget to then go on Doodle and show me what you have learnt!

Fast 9 times table trick!!!

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Main Learning

Today we are going to return to pictograms but the questions are going to be a little trickier. Don't panic - I know you can do it! Make sure you watch the video as all the support and learning you will need are there! Again, the questions and answers are at the end of the video.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/reading-interpreting-and-comparing-pictograms-6tjkgd

Music

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 learn the song. Start by revising the chorus from last week and then move to the bridge section.

This week we are going to repeat the activity from last week with a different piece of music. Are the shapes and colours in your mind similar or different to your art work last week?

Mystery Music for Wednesday...

Hymn to the Fallen was written in 1998 by the film composer John Williams for the film ‘Saving Private Ryan’. The film is dramatic and powerful portrayal of the Normandy Invasion on June 6th, 1944. Whilst the film is very violent, and not appropriate for us to watch, the music that closes the move ‘Hymn to the Fallen’ is quiet and reflective. As the Director, Steven Spielberg, said, it will "stand the test of time and honour forever the fallen of this war and possibly all wars".

PSHE

In PSHE today, you will explore the reasons why people borrow and what you need to consider when deciding to borrow money and how this can impact a person's wellbeing.  Attached are discussion cards and also the storyboard referenced in the PowerPoint.

 

Have a look through the PowerPoint and discuss the picture cards – which situations could be planned expenditure and which could be an unexpected cost?

 

Then, use the storyboard to create a story around one of your picture cards using the vocabulary from today’s lesson!

Only TWO days to go before half term everyone – keep smiling, you’re doing a magnificent job!

Good morning Year 6!

Well done to everyone who has been sending their work across to Mr Collett and Mr Barber – we were really impressed with what we saw yesterday! Some children are collecting Merits at an incredible pace, which hasn’t gone unnoticed by Miss Stephenson. As ever, we hope to see as many of you as possible at our Zoom meeting at 10.00 this morning, where Mr Barber will be going through some of the work for this week!

 

If you require a work pack this week, please contact our school office on 0121 464 2881 to arrange a collection time – work packs are available for anyone in Year 6 who requires them!

 

Let’s get started on our work today..

 

 

Tuesday 9th February Timetable

Lesson 1

Reading

Lesson 2

Zoom 10.00

Break

Lesson 3

Maths

Lunch

Lesson 4

P.E

Lesson 5

Art

Reading

We begin our day with Reading – and what an interesting text we have lined up for you all today! Take a look through the Mulberry Harbours text below, which describes an incredible invention by British engineers during World War 2! Then use a thesaurus or the internet to complete the task underneath – identifying the meaning of the tricky vocabulary within this text…

Mulberry Harbours video clip

Zoom

We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible at our ZOOM meeting at 10.00 this morning! Mr Barber will be going through some of the learning for this week, and it will be a great chance to see all of your friends in the final week of half term!

Mr B and Mr C Maths

Following on from yesterday’s work on Bar Chats and Pictograms, we are going to be exploring Line Graphs today! Line graphs are often plotted to show how something changes over time – take a look at the video below before having a go at the questions! Remember to look closely at the data before answering each question!

Miss Sanders' Maths Tuesday 9th February

 

Warm-up

Here is a funky song to revise the finger trick to help you learn your 9 Times Tables Facts.

Multiplication Fact Song- (9 times tables trick using fingers)

Main Learning

 

Today we are going to move on to look at bar graphs. Watch this video to revise bar graphs and simple scales then pause the movie to answer the questions. You can check your answers with the explanation at the end of the video.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/reading-and-interpreting-bar-graphs-chhk6c

P.E

It’s our final week of half term – and we want you to try a different workout today, brought to you all the way from Chicago, USA! The activities are designed to get your heart pumping, and keep your fitness up during your time at home! You might need a partner for some of the later activities involving catching, so try to persuade your Mom, Dad, brother, sister, Nan, dog etc to join in! Enjoy the workout Year 6!

Primary PE Home Workout 2021

Art

It’s time to relax and finish the day with some artwork now. Take a look at the example Medal from World War 1 which can be clicked on below! Read all about what the colours and pictures on the medal represent…

 

Then, using your knowledge of D-day and World War 2, we would like you to design and colour in your own medal using the template below! Don’t forget to make it relevant to D-day if you can, and try to have some meaning behind your choice of design! Good luck everyone!

Well done on finishing today’s home learning everybody!

Welcome to the final week of half term Year 6!

It’s the final week of home learning this half term everyone – hopefully we can be back in school in the not-too-distant future! We have been incredibly impressed with all of your efforts at home in the last few weeks, and we look forward to seeing your work again this week.

 

We’ve loads of exciting learning ahead in the coming days – so take a look at what’s in store today...

Monday 8th February Timetable

Lesson 1

Reading

Lesson 2

English

Break

Lesson 3

Maths

Lunch

Lesson 4

Science

Reading

Our Reading work today is on a topic which is undoubtedly a key moment of World War 2: D-Day. As we come towards the end of our World War 2 topic, the learning which we will be doing will be focussed on some of the important events towards the latter part of the War. In today’s Reading lesson, we would like you to practise your ever-improving find and retrieve skills to answer the questions below. Remember to send your answers in to advice@mapledeneschool.com, so we can check them!

English

Our English work today is focussed on improving our Grammar skills! We are going to be working a lot with the present tense this week – this means writing about an action or situation that is currently going on!

 

Therefore, we would like you to have a go at the present tense practise questions seen below, so that you have a good idea of the type of language to use in your writing task later in the week! The answers are attached at the bottom of the document, so that you can check your own work at the end with an adult - NO CHEATING though!!

Mr B and Mr C Maths

This week, we are going to be working hard on improving our Data Handling and Statistics skills. This is a one week mini-topic, and we are looking forward to seeing how you get on at home with the learning that we have lined up! In today’s lesson, we are going to recap BAR CHARTS and PICTOGRAMS, two graph types which you should have seen a little further down school. The video clip explains how to interpret an example bar chart. Take a look, then have a go at the questions below…

Investigating bar charts...

Miss Sanders' Maths Monday 8th February

 

Warm-up

 

We are going to move on to our 9 Times Table this week. Before we start, remember that multiplication can be performed in any order. So, if you know your 3 Times Tables,  then you already know 9 x 3. This applies to all the facts that you have learnt.

Now watch this video to teach you a good tip for quickly multiplying by 9 then have a go at Doodle Tables.

9 Times Table Finger Trick 👐 | Kids Teaching Kids

Here's is another easy way to learn your 9 Times Table. If you haven't seen the 1st video, you can watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3LkWTVcgncs...

Main Learning

We are going to be looking at graphs this week. To start off, a lesson to revise pictograms. Watch the video and pause to answer the questions. Then watch to the end to see the answers. The sheets are all linked below and included in your learning packs that are available to collect from the Office.

Science

This afternoon, we are going to be taking a look at creating SHADOWS! There is lots of learning to be done here – including creating your own shadow experiment! Take a look through the helpful Powerpoint below, then have a go at the ‘Fill in the gaps’ sheet. Finally, read through the instructions on how to create a light experiment at home and have a go at filling in the table on the sheet! We look forward to seeing the scientific conclusions that you make… good luck!

That’s all for today folks! Have a restful evening!
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