Friday 17 07 20
I mentioned to the children that I would send the Maths Consolidation work that has been set for them over the last few weeks (which I have). It is also available here on the website.
While you should all take some time off to reset, rest and relax if you do get a chance to do some of these (if you have not already completed them) it should set you up well for year six. It will help to keep your brain active over the coming weeks and also remind you of key skills that you will need in September. You could also keep practising on Times Table Rock Stars which will help to consolidate that all important times table knowledge.
On the reading front there is of course the Wiltshire Libraries Summer Reading Challenge 'Silly Squad'. You can find more information about this here:
You could also look at 50 recommended reads for year five here:
and year six here:
How many have you read? How many can you read over the summer?
If you want to boil it down a bit how many of the nine books on the Bookworm challenge have you read? (You have read at least one of these!)
Alex Rider: Stormbreaker - Anthony Horowitz
A Wrinkle in Time - Madeleine L’Engle
Four children and It - Jacqueline Wilson
The Sheep-Pig - Dick King-Smith
Millions - Frank Cottrell Boyce
Skellig - David Almond
Matilda - Roald Dahl
Artemis Fowl - Eoin Colfer
Goodnight Mister Tom - Michelle Magorian
Anyway - all work and no play makes Jack (or Jill) a dull boy (or girl) so make sure you go out and do something outdoors as well.
Try some of these activities that the National Trust have suggested. There are 50 things here that you should do before you're eleven and three quarters (11.75, 11 years and nine months...)
You have a while to complete these but why not see how many you can do this summer?
You can find the list here:
50 things to do before you’re 11¾ activity list | National Trust
Find out about all of the '50 things to do before you're 11¾' activities with this handy list. From stargazing to crawling through mud looking for animal clues, we have something for every young explorer. We have 50 ultimate activities for you to enjoy, so get out in the fresh air and build a den ...
Whatever you do have a great summer, come back refreshed and ready to learn.
In Peace Class, we are continuing to develop our learning skills to become more independent and resilient in our learning. This includes using the 3B4ME approach, where we take three steps before asking an adult for help:
1) Brain - we think a bit harder and think through previous learning to see if that can support us.
2) Book/blocks - we make sensible choices about resources in the classroom that may help us.
3) Buddy - we ask a buddy to help to explain the concept that we are stuck on.
Please see the attached document for Reading. I hope you are enjoying Goodnight Mr Tom!
You do not have to complete the whole document in one go. I would suggest that you read the chapter on Monday and then do one or two sections of VIPERS per day.
This week I am giving you some story writing to do. Remember to try to use all that we have learned this year such as: using clauses, drop in, subordinating or coordinating; adverbs and adverbial phrases; adjectives; expanded noun phrases; modal verbs; using commas for clarity; exclamation marks; parenthesis [--,,()]; punctuation for speech... ellipses. Think about DADWAVERS!
I am sure that the list above is not complete. There will be a story each day to start. I am not asking you to complete the story but just to write the opening. It might be that you do an really detailed character or setting description, or get straight into the action, your choice. Each day there will be an image, a story starter to help you get started and sometimes some questions that you could think about to help your narrative.
So, today is the second day of the consolidation work.
This is about addition and subtraction. I have left yesterday's consolidation work on the website for you.
As I have said before there is a lot of work her and I do not expect you to finish it in one day, however if you can keep hold of these documents and it would do you no harm (indeed it will do you some good!) to keep going through them over the summer. This will help with your Y6 maths.
I know that some of you will have done some of this before, however please see if you can try this again.
The consolidation work consists of scenarios where you are given a situation and then some maths problems.
When you are doing the problem solving questions think about RUCSAC. Read the question. If you don't understand it, read it again. Think about what the answer will look like. Is it in metres? A fraction? A word? Understand what the question is asking you (underline the important information), Choose the operation you will need to use (sometimes you might have to use more than one operation), Solve the question (this means actually doing the calculations!), Answer the question (set it out so the answer can be found easily), Check! (Check the answer makes sense. Read the question again. Have you answered what you were asked?
Unfortunately our path has diverged from that of White Rose's so there is not a supporting film for you. If this changes I will put the link back here.
Please let me know if you have any questions.
I have put two extension tasks on as well as the VF and RPS. If you choose to do these then just choose three questions: either 1, 2, 3 or 4, 5, 6 or 7, 8, 9.
The second extension is more about problem solving and reasoning.
The answers to both extensions are available at the end of each document.
Topic is all about the sea this week. It all looks like fun and I would love to see some of your work (and I know Mrs Wilson loves seeing your work as well!)
I have now deleted the Y3/4 and Y5/6 spelling lists from the National Curriculum. Please let me know if you would like these put back!
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