Week 4

Good Morning! Happy Monday!

Here is the work we will be doing in class this week, please have a go at some if you are feeling up to it!

 

Maths:

This week we will be looking at decimals. I have attached a video to each of the lessons, as well as the worksheet for that day. Also, please practice your timestables on TT Rockstars!

Monday:

Mon Maths Worksheet

 

Tuesday:

Tues Maths Worksheet

 

Wednesday:

Weds Maths Worksheet

 

Thursday:

Thurs Maths Worksheet

 

Friday:

There is no video today, have a go at this arithmetic test:

Arithmetic Paper 3 Practice

(It’s not really a test, but its good to practice!)

 

English:

Writing:

This week, we will be looking at writing a balanced argument. Have a look at the attached powerpoint that shows a balanced argument all about whether homework should be allowed. Using all the things you learn from the powerpoint, complete the planning sheet to plan your own argument about:

‘Should children be allowed phones in school’.

Think carefully about which arguments are FOR and which are AGAINST.

Once you have planned, have a go at writing your balanced argument, using your planning sheet to help you.

Balanced Argument Structure Strip PLANNING SHEET

year-6-re-writing-a-balanced-argument  POWERPOINT

 

Reading Comprehension

Here are two reading comprehensions you could have a go at this week, don’t forget you can also do ReadTheory for more!

Selfish-Giant Reading Comprehension

Year-5-6-Volcanoes-around-the-world-reading-comprehension

Spellings

This weeks spelling rule is: Words with the common letter string ’acc’ at the beginning of words.

Here are your spellings to practice:

Science

Last week, we began to look into the work of Charles Darwin, as part of our Evolution and Adaptation topic. Please research Charles Darwin.

Find out about:

  • His early life
  • His main acomplishments
  • His legacy/importance today

Here are some places to help you research:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/charles-darwin-evolution-and-the-story-of-our-species/z7rvxyc

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/ks2-charles-darwin-victorian-science/zddbnrd

Once you have researched, I wonder if you can turn your research into a biography.

A biography is a piece of text that describes the life of somebody else. I have attached an example, as well as a planning sheet, to help you.

Charles Darwin Biography Planning Grid

Charles Darwin Biography Example

 

PE

Here is the song we have been using for our dance in PE. Have a go at practicing the dance to see what you can remember (if you are feeling up to it!) If you like, see if you can make up some more of the dance.

If you have any questions (or would like some more to do!!) then please let me know!

I really hope to see you all soon!

 

Miss P-H

🙂

 

 

 

Week 5

We have had a great week here in Willow. Here is a little summary of what we have been up to:

Maths – We have been working really hard to compare and order fractions, as well as adding and subtracting fractions. Miss P-H is really impressed with how hard we have been working in maths and cannot believe how brilliant we are doing.

Science – This week we have been focusing a lot on our science topic, ‘light’. We conducted experiments to see how light travels in straight lines, which materials reflect light, and we also saw how you can show refraction using a glass of water.

We also made our nativity scene for the church this week. We painted old corks and used wires to add details.

Week 3

We have been working really hard this week in Willow. Here is a little summary of what we have been up to:

We started our new topic this week – ‘Were the Mayans civilised?’. We started by reading Hero Twins, a graphic novel based on an ancient Mayan myth. We have been working on this book this week and are going to use it as inspiration to write our own myths over the next couple of weeks. We also looked at the ancient Mayan ritual of sacrifice. We recreated these sacrifices using some of our old teddies . This was heartbreaking and also very fun, but extremely messy!

We also have been working hard in maths this week. We finished off our multiplication and division unit by looking at prime numbers. We had fun creating our own prime number songs. We also started to look at equivalent fractions.

We also begun our Light topic in science. We looked at where light comes from and identified different light sources. We then used Crumble Kits and programmed our own night lights. This was challenging however everyone worked really hard to achieve a working night light. Some even faded, dimmed and changed colour!

 

We are looking forward to our trip to The British Museum on Monday, as well as our film making competition on Friday.

Week 2

This week has been a busy week in Willow. Some of the children have been taking part in BikeAbility. They have really enjoyed this – they went both on the playground and out onto the roads to practice safe signals and manoeuvres.

Whilst BikeAbility has been happening, the children in the classroom have been incredibly busy! They have been working on an independent project to showcase their knowledge and skills. Each child chose a topic they felt passionate about and created a project about it. The children had to include the following:

šGeography – a map showing where it is/happened and labelled.

šHistory – a summary of main events / the lead up to the event / significant history.

šArt/DT – a model or piece of artwork inspired by the place / event.

šScience – something scientific to go with your project – this could be an experiment/information about something related.

šEnglish – a piece of writing (edited and  published) to go with your project – this could be a double page information sheet, a diary entry as though you were there, a letter/postcards from someone travelling to the place.

šComputing – something for your project must be made using the computer.

The children have worked so hard on these projects and we are all beyond impressed with how they have turned out! The children are looking forward to being able to share their projects with you at parents evening.

Here are a few pictures of them at work:

 

Parliament Week

This week has been Parliament Week. As a school we have been looking at ‘Sustainability’. In our class, we have been looking at equality in our world, and seeing whether or not the inequalities in our world are sustainable.

We found out some shocking facts about our world and used this to inspire a persuasive formal letter to our local MP, Andrew Griffith.

We have also been learning about factors and multiples in maths, as well as having fun den building and playing conkers at forest school.

We are looking forward to BikeAbility next week.

A great half term

What a great first half term back we have had in Willow!

We have been up to soo many great things, including:

PGL

We had a fab time on the Isle of Wight. We faced our fears, did lots of laughing, and of course, ate lots of yummy food!

Film, Farm, Fork

This term we have continued with our outdoor projects, ensuring the animals and allotments are prepared for winter. We have been making films about classification, learning how we can classify different things, and we have been cooking up some seasonal delights in the kitchen.

Long Division

We have been working extremely hard on our maths this half term. We started off looking at place value, before moving onto the four operations. This week we have been conquering long division – we have been awesome!

Of course, this is just a small snippet of what we have been up to, we have also been learning all about North America, been reading the book Holes, as well as some important RE and PSHE work (not to mention our landscape art, computing skills and PE!).

Next half term is already shaping up to be an exciting one, we will be kicking off the half term with Parliament Week, before moving onto our new topic of The Mayans. We shall be visiting The British Museum, completing BikeAbility and of course we will be taking part in all of the Christmas festivities! We can’t wait to share our next learning with you.

Hollie’s Macbeth writing

Macbeth

The wind wailed above the clouds; below was a murky dark castle where Macbeth lived with his wife, Lady Macbeth. Lady Macbeth was a mean lady who had pale sickly skin. She had evil piercing eyes that shone in the moonlight. Tapping the oak table, Lady Macbeth was thinking about why her husband wasn’t back. She heard the door creak open then Macbeth stepped through with blood-stained hands and the daggers. He said “I have done the deed. Didst thou not hear the noise?”
Lady Macbeth replied, “All I heard is the owls scream and the crickets cry.”
“I heard people screaming for help one even cried murder.” “You unbend your noble strength to think so brainsickly things,” murmured Lady Macbeth. She placed her elegant hand on her husband’s shoulder. Macbeth was so afraid to think what he had done. Trembling in shock, he stared down at the daggers remembering his terrible act. Lady Macbeth then saw the daggers in his hands and she said, “Give me the daggers.”

“No never,” he growled angrily with passion in his voice. “Give me the daggers you can hurt someone with them. Give me the daggers NOW,” she said fiercely.`

Macbeth By Chloe.E

Macbeth

The mist hid the old, mossy bricks as if there was some kind of secret beyond. The dreaded wind threw itself at the tower walls, bleeding through the cracks making it even more bitter than before. Hanging over the fortress, the clouds darkened the atmosphere in which Lady Macbeth contemplated the power before her. With her ghost-like skin and self-assured posture, Lady Macbeth waited for her husband’s arrival.

Seconds later, the dark oak door burst open snuffing out all the candles in the process. Macbeth’s eyes were drawn towards his blood-stained hands as he crept silently into the room.

“The deed is done,” trembled the murderer, “This is sorry sight!” he said leaning further towards his hands.

“A foolish thought to say a sorry sight,” hissed Lady Macbeth angrily. The pain ebbed and flowed inside Macbeth regretting everything he had done. Lady Macbeth’s face wrinkled in distaste as the smoke from the fire place crept up her nose and burned the back of her throat.

“What have I done?” said Macbeth with his jaw wide open. He dropped the daggers and they landed with a clatter.

“Get some water and wash this filthy witness from your hands,” said Lady Macbeth furiously. “Why did you bring these daggers from the place? They must lie there. Go carry them and smear the sleepy grooms with blood.”

“I will go no more,” announced Macbeth. “I am afraid to think of what I have done; look again I dare not!” Lady Macbeth bent over and picked up the bloody daggers.

“Infirm of purpose!” shouted the soon to be queen with her once pale face that was now a light shade of pink. Snatching the daggers, she marched off towards the spiral staircase. “The sleeping and the dead are but as pictures! Tis the eye of childhood that fears a painted devil!” she stormed up the stairs.