Information for those children joining Holyhead School in September

https://youtu.be/vIAAwnBTIB4

http://www.holyheadschool.org.uk/parent-carers/transition

 

Year 6

The Year 6 song.

The team at Welsh National Opera have taken your words and created a leavers song for you all.

Phillip Matty has composed the music.

So you are very lucky to have your very own song.

Here are some links to videos to help you to learn the song. 

1 Introduction and Warm Up:

https://vimeo.com/435713978

2. Structure and Chorus (Words and Rhythm)
https://vimeo.com/435758339

3 Chorus (Melody)

https://vimeo.com/435801675

 

Verse 1

 

Verse 2

Verse 3

 

We need you to record the chorus (or more if you want to) and send it to Mrs Basnett

j.basnett@grove.bham.sch.uk

 

Here are instructions about how to do this:

Here is a audio only and a link to the lyrics.

Audio - 

Lyrics - 

 

 

 

 

This week you will be having Live Maths and Reading lessons.  

Here is the timetable.

These lessons will start from Wednesday 1st July

Here are the instructions of how to join your lesson

 

Friday 10th July

Maths

Your Maths live lesson is on Teams at 9:15am.

You can find your activity in your files on BGFL.

Reading

Your reading live lesson is on Teams at 10:30

today we will be reading Shakespeare's play Macbeth. You can find the text in your shared files on BGFL.

As your follow up activity for Monday 13th July, we would like you to practise reading Act 1 Scene 3 as you will be part of Grove's Theatre Company.Be prepared to act!

Literacy

Spelling


Today you are going to be completing a spelling test based on the spelling pattern that you have been learning based on adding suffixes to words ending in fer. Watch the following video to listen to Mrs Patel reading out the spellings. Make sure you have a pen/pencil and your home learning book or a piece of paper to record your answers on.


Grammar

Log onto Education City to practice choosing the correct verb tense within a sentence.

https://www.educationcity.com/

Writing 

LO: I can begin to write a sonnet using the rules and features of a sonnet.

Today we would like you to write your sonnet.

Here is our example of a sonnet written about The Lost Pen:

Here is a glossary of Shakespearean vocabulary to help you:

You can also use these links to translate any common words into Shakespearean words:
https://reference.yourdictionary.com/translation/shakespeare-translator.html

https://www.sparknotes.com/shakespeare/life-and-times/shakespeares-language/a-glossary-of-common-shakespearean-words/

Success criteria: 

  1. Do you have 14 lines?
  2. Has the problem been solved in the last two lines?
  3. Are the last two lines are a rhyming couplet?
  4. Have you followed the rhyme scheme: abab cdcd efef gg?

We are looking forward to reading your sonnets! 
Remember to complete this on J2E on BGFL or in a book and don’t forget to email it to your class teacher.

Daily Challenge


Select an activity from the Curriculum Journey to complete. You have a wide selection of activities to choose from.

Have a look at the Music, Maths, PE or Science at home pages.


Remember to take a picture of the work you complete and email it to your class teacher.

Thursday 9th July

Maths

Your Maths live lesson is on Teams at 9:15am.

You can find your activity in your files on BGFL.

 

Reading 

Your reading live lesson is on Teams at 10:30

You can find your activity 'Sonnets 18' in your files on BGFL. 

As your follow up we would like you to rewrite it in modern English. So make sure you annotate and make clear notes during the live lesson. 

Writing 

Spelling

Watch this video to remind you of the spelling rule:



Log onto Education City to practice adding the correct suffix to words ending in fer.
https://www.educationcity.com/

Grammar


Test your SPAG skills by completing this quiz:


 

Writing 

Your task today is to write a sonnet using the features that we have looked at earlier during our live reading lesson.

Let’s remind ourselves of the features of a sonnet.


The rules of a sonnet:

  • 14 lines
  • First twelve lines are divided into 3 quatrains – these establish a problem.
  • The problem is solved in the last two lines
  • These two lines are a rhyming couplet
  • Rhyme pattern: abab cdcd efef gg

Below are 2 well known songs: ‘Let It Go’ from Frozen and the theme song to the ‘Fresh Prince of Bel Air’.

  • Can you identify which features of a sonnet have been applied?
  • Have a go at reciting them in a ‘Hip Hop rhythm’?

 

                  

We would like you to plan your own sonnet:

  1. Think about a theme or situation.
  2. Your sonnet needs to tell the story of that theme/situation.
  3. You need to conclude your sonnet with a solution/ending with a rhyming couplet.
  4. Keep your ideas simple. Here are some examples:
  • You lost something
  • You found something
  • You are a new student at school
  • There is a new student at school
  • It’s a really hot summer and you love it!
  • It’s a really hot summer and you hate it!
  • A new baby
  • A boisterous puppy

Think about your choice of vocabulary (Use a thesaurus to help you). 

Here is a link to a rhyming dictionary to help you:  

https://www.rhymer.com/stream.html

Which year 6 punctuation will you use?

Here is an example of a plan:

We are looking forward to reading your sonnets!

Remember to complete this on J2E on BGFL or in a book and don’t forget to email it to your class teacher.

Daily Challenge- Computing

In school this year you became in expert in using Scratch. This week we would like you to use Scratch to create your own Chatbox character!


Follow this link for instructions on how to make your game:

https://projects.raspberrypi.org/en/projects/chatbot?utm_source=pathway&utm_medium=whatnext&utm_campaign=projects

You will need to click on ‘Your Chatbox’ to start.

Here is the link to use Scratch 3 online:http://https://scratch.mit.edu/

Challenges:

  • Can you program your Chatbox to ask more questions?
  • Can you program your Chatbox to make decisions based on the answers it receives to its questions?
  • Can you program your Chatbox to change its location?

Wednesday 8th July

 

Maths

Your Maths live lesson is on Teams at 9:15am.

You can find your activity in your files on BGFL.

Reading

Your Reading live lesson is on Teams at 10:30am.

There is powerpoint in your shared files on BGFL. Make sure you are listening carefully and take notes as there will be a quiz at the end. 

Literacy

Spelling

Watch the following video to see Mrs Patel introducing the spelling rule: adding suffixes beginning with vowels to words ending in fer.

Here is an additional video to help you understand the spelling rule.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zqqsw6f/articles/zcsyjty

Now complete this quiz using your knowledge of the spelling pattern:

You can log into Collins connect and take the following quiz to revise the spelling rule.

https://connect.collins.co.uk

 

Grammar

Log onto Purple Mash to practice using verb tenses including the past, present and future in their simple and continuous/progressive and perfect forms.

Remember to click on your to do folder.

https://www.purplemash.com/sch/grove-b21

 

Writing

This week you have been writing about your experience of visiting the Globe Theatre as a pauper, wealthy person, pedlar or an actor. Today we would like you to edit and improve your writing.

• Think back to the audience and purpose.
• Have you included interesting vocabulary? You can use the texts we have read to help you.
• Think about your presentation of the recount. We would like to see many of these on the year 6 learning page.

Watch this BBC Bitesize clip to help you proof read your writing to find mistakes and correct them. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zryxt39

Use the editing technique you are already experts in to improve your writing:
• Read aloud
• Add
• Replace
• Take away
• Read aloud again
• Repeat.

Remember you can ask an adult or sibling to read your work or read it out to them and check that the meaning is clear in your writing.
Complete your work on J2E or take a picture and email it to your class teacher.

Your class teachers can't wait to read these!


Daily Challenge- Science

Begin by answering these questions in your book or on j2e:
What does the word extinct mean?
Can you name any animals that have been extinct for a long time?
Can you name any that are recently extinct?
Do you know any animals that are at risk of extinction?
Can you name something that may have caused an animal to become extinct?

Today you are going to research a selection of extinct animals, classify them and create extinction fact files. Here is a reminder of the classification groups for vertebrates:

 

Here are the groups for invertebrates:

 

Here are some extinct animals that you might like to research:

Pick four animals to complete an extinction fact file for. You might like to set yours out like this:

 

Here are some animals that are at risk of extinction:



 

Pick one of these animals and create a presentation about how we could support them to ensure that they do not become extinct. You might like to include in your presentation:
• General information about the animal such as its habitat, behaviour and feeding patterns.
• Why is the animal at risk? How long has it been at risk for? Is the risk getting greater? Can you think of any other animals that have become extinct for this reason? What lessons can we learn from these animals?
• How could we protect this animal from becoming extinct? Has anything already been done to try to protect this animal? What do we need to do? Should politicians be doing anything? Is there anything environmentalists could be doing?

 

Tuesday 7th July

Maths

Your Maths live lesson is on Teams at 9:15am.

You will find your activity in your files on BGFl. Complete this and share it with your class teacher.

Reading

Your reading live lesson is on Teams at 10:30am.  Here is a copy of the text.

 

Please read the text carefully then label the picture accurately.

 

Literacy

Spelling

Watch this video to remind you of the spelling rule:

This video looks at more examples with you:

Complete this form by inserting a word ending in -ably or -ibly in the sentences.

 

Grammar

Complete the Education City game ‘Welcomma to the jungle’ to demonstrate you can use dashes, brackets and commas for parenthesis in your writing.

https://www.educationcity.com/

LO: I can continue to select and use wonderful vocabulary to appeal to my reader.
 

Today we want you to go back to writing you began yesterday: your account of your visit to The Globe Theatre as a peasant, orange seller, a wealthy person, or an actor.


You know even more about The Globe Theatre from your reading today. How can you include this into your writing?
• Think about the description of the theatre, the actors and the atmosphere. Include expanded noun phrases.
• Use show not tell. Will the reader be able to imagine what they could see, hear and smell?
• Use the vocabulary you have learned to make your writing even more authentic. How might a pauper speak compared to someone wealthy?
• Are your tenses consistent?
• Have you included a range of punctuation between clauses for example semi colons, colons and commas?
• Think about your use of openers. Use the following examples to make your openers OUTSTANDING!

Remember you can ask an adult or sibling to read your work or read it out to them and check that the meaning is clear in your writing.
 

Complete your work on J2E or take a picture and email it to your class teacher.
 

Your class teachers cannot wait to read these!

Daily Challenge- Transition

Last week we explored one of the biggest worries that many of you had which was how you will make friends at secondary school. Let’s recap on some of the tips that we found out through the experiences of other children.
Top tips for making friends at Secondary school:
Be yourself.
Start conversations with people, smile and say hello.
Think about what you can say to people i.e. common topics can include, favourite music, films, games. Ask people about, which primary school they went to, experiences of lockdown etc….
Find people who have things in common with you.
Try joining clubs after or before school. This will allow you to meet new people, who might not be in the same class as you.
Be friendly and open with everyone not just the people you already know from primary school.
Listen to people when they are talking to you. Think about the good listening skills that you have picked up from Grove such as: making eye contact; avoid interrupting; asking questions to show that you were listening; and facing the person, who is talking to you.
Don’t rush it, it takes time to make new friends.

Today we are going to look into some of the other worries that you added to the form. Here are some of the questions:

 

It is perfectly natural to worry about some of the things mentioned above. Many children, who have started secondary school before you have worried about the same things.

Let’s look at the advice from older children, who have gone through the same experience as you.


Getting lost
Watch the following video about the size of the school and the worry about getting lost.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zbq6kmn

Which tip have you found useful?


Coping with school work
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z76sqp3
Talk to a family member about what you would do if you are struggling with the work at secondary school.


Changes
This film highlights the main differences you will face when they make the move from primary to secondary school - from catching the school bus to making sure you arrive at lessons on time and having the correct equipment for the day ahead.

Watch the third video when you click on the following link called changes.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/teacher-resources-for-students-transitioning-to-secondary-school/zb68y9q

Which of these tips will you use in your first week? 


Activity
Complete the following form where you will answer how to cope with the different situations you will face in secondary school. Try to have a friendly yet informative tone in your answers and use the tips from the videos.


Monday 6th July 2020

 

Maths

Your Maths live lesson is on Teams at 9:15am.

You will find today's activity in your files and you can have a look below.

 

Reading

Your reading live lesson is on Teams at 10:30am.

Please click on the link to download a copy of the text. Click here.

 

Then complete the appropriate comprehension.

 

Literacy

Spelling

Complete the Education City game ‘Aim high 2’ to demonstrate you can spell words ending in -able and -ible.

Watch this video to remind you of the spelling rule:

This video looks at more examples with you:

https://www.educationcity.com/

 

Grammar

Answer the questions on this form:

 

Writing

Today, we’re going to theatre. Which one do you think we’re going to? Birmingham Hippodrome? The REP Theatre? The Globe?
Watch Globe tour on BBC Bitesize https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zx9kjxs
Watch this clip about Shakespeare and the Globe Theatre in Tudor times https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zx9kjxs
 
Here are some of the visitors:


Today we would like you to write your account of your visit as one of the above characters. Remember to achieve the learning objective, you will need to use some brilliant vocabulary. 
• Would the experience of each person above, have been the same? 
• What would they have enjoyed? 
• What would they have disliked?
• Would they want to visit the theatre again? 
Grammar to consider: 
• Write in first person. 
• What tone will you use? Will your character be speaking formally or informally?
• Think about your use of tenses. 
• Use a dictionary and thesaurus to really think about your vocabulary. 
• Think about your selection of verbs. For example: 
I walked to the entrance of the theatre and saw lots of people 

would become

Sauntering to the theatre's entrance, I observed a multitude of people milling around in excitement.

Here is a good example of the start of an eyewitness' visit to the Globe:

The Globe stood beside the Thames like a shining beacon of energy, beckoning anyone with a spare penny to visit. It seemed to promise a night of excitement, or at least a night which one would always remember.


I had expected that it would be busy on performance night, but hadn’t anticipated the noise. Eruptions of sound bellowed from the lower levels, shaking my seat, making me wonder whether I should stay. What would father say about my being here? The stink of the groundlings was indescribable: the smell of sweat, grime and excrement tore through the air, nauseating anyone in the building. I held my handkerchief to my face in disgust- how those men managed to focus on any of their daily tasks when they stank like that astounded me.


The shrill voice of a trumpet sounded in the air, encouraging a cheer from the groundlings and polite applause from those seated with me. It was soon joined by its companions, the drums. These beat in rhythmic time, echoing the heartbeats of the spectators, bringing the Globe itself to life. Excitement soared through the air, it dove and wound its way through the building, until even the richest of spectators were leaning forward in their seats.


Make sure you leave a line between your writing so you can edit and improve it.


Good luck! Remember to upload your work to BGFL, or write it on J2E or you can send an email to your class teacher. 

 

Daily Challenge- Geography

Today you are going to use the Digimap software to write instructions to lead a friend to 3 different places of your choice. You will begin at Grove School (B21 9HB). Watch this video to see how Mrs Hunt Stewart gives her instructions using the distance tools on the website.

Here is the link for Digimaps For Schools
https://digimapforschools.edina.ac.uk

The school login details are:
username: B219HB
password: dretts1191


To write your directions, you will need to remember the points of a compass:


And to use your knowledge of what different the different symbols on a map represent:

 

Write your instructions on j2e or in your home learning book. Remember to email a photo of any work you write down to your class’ email address.

 

Friday 3rd July 

Maths 5 a day

Gazelles

  1. 34 x 5 x 6 
  2. 2.04 x 100
  3. 891 ÷ 11
  4. 2/3 x 1/3

Tigers

  1. 56 x 23 x 11 =
  2. 98.005 divide by 100 = 
  3. 4 and ¼ x 64 = 
  4. 56 % x 3400 = 
  5. Stefan has 600 millilitres of water in a bottle.

Lions and Zebras

  1. 56 x 48 x 84 = 
  2. ______ divide by 100 = 69.69
  3. 4 and ¼ x 64 = 
  4. 56 % x 3400 = 
  5. Stefan has 600 millilitres of water in a bottle.

Maths

YOUR LIVE MATHS LESSON IS ON TEAMS AT 9:15am.

LO: Solve addition and subtraction multi-step problems in contexts, deciding which operations and methods to use and why.

In maths today we will continue to look at BODMAS. You will need to access this file in BGFL - shared files. 

Reading 

Your reading live lesson will begin at 10:30. We will be reading the following text on the Globe Theatre.

 

You will need to complete this clarifying activity as a follow up activity. The writing is also linked to The Globe text. Make sure you are taking notes during the live lesson. 

 

Spelling

Complete the Education City game ‘Spelling Stallion’ to demonstrate you can spell words ending in -ance, -ancy, -ence and -ency.

Here’s a recap on the spelling rule: 

https://www.educationcity.com/ 

Grammar

Complete the questions on this form:

Daily Challenge

Select an activity from the Curriculum Journey to complete. You have a wide selection of activities to choose from.

Have a look at the Music, Maths, PE or Science at home pages.

Remember to take a picture of the work you complete and email it to your class teacher. 

 

Thursday’s  answers.

Gazelles

(1) 8,613  (2) 41   (3)2.42    (4) 1 and 2/5  (5) 24

Tigers 

(1) 26.013  (2) 530   (3) 2,331  (4) 4/15  (5) 20

Thursday 2nd July

Maths 5 a day

Gazelles

  1. 49 x 87 =
  2. 533 ÷ 13 =
  3. 0.75 + _____ = 3.17
  4. 2 and 4/5 – 1 and 2/5 = 
  5. 2/3 of 36 = 

Tigers 

  1. 299 x 87 = 
  2. 21,730 ÷ 41 =
  3. 36% of 6,475 = 
  4. 2and1/3 – 1 and 4/5 =
  5. Ben eats 3/5 of a box of chocolate. He gives Rishi 2 pieces. Ben now has 6 left. How many chocolates were in the box to start with? 

Lions and Zebras

  1. 32.9 x 87
  2. 21,995 ÷ 53
  3. 36% of 5450
  4. 2 1/3 - 1 4/5
  5. Ben eats 3/5 of a box of chocolate. He gives Rishi 2 pieces. Ben now has 6 left. How many chocolates were in the box to start with?

Maths

YOUR LIVE MATHS LESSON IS ON TEAMS AT 9:15am.

LO: Use their knowledge of the order of operations to carry out calculations involving the 4 operations

In maths today we will be looking at BODMAS. You will need to open this document from BGFL files for the lesson.

 

 

Guided Reading

YOUR LIVE GUIDED READING LESSON IS ON TEAMS AT 10:30am

We will be reading this non-fiction text together. Make sure you have a pencil/pen and something to make notes on.

 

Literacy

Spelling

Watch this video of Mrs Hunt Stewart explaining the rule for spelling words ending in the suffixes: ant/ance/ancy and ent/ence/ency.

Now complete this form using your knowledge of the spelling pattern:

 

Grammar

Complete the Education City game ‘Lance A lot’ to demonstrate you can select the most appropriate determiner to go before a noun.
 

https://www.educationcity.com/

Writing 

L.O. I can use appropriate verb forms in my writing.

Today you will write a letter using the text Elizabethan England that we read this morning in our live lesson.

Write a short letter from Elizabeth I to a friend telling them about the progress England is making under her reign.

Here are some points you might consider:

  • Who is your audience and what is your purpose?
  • She is writing to a friend. Who might he or she be? Another Royal – King Henry the IV of France? Will she be eager to tell him of the developments in London? Maybe even a little boastful?
  • Make sure you add details of the progress that is being made.
  • How does Elizabeth 1st feel about the developments?
  • Does she have any concerns or worries?
  • What are her hopes and wishes for the rest of England?

Grammar to include:

  • Remember to use 1st person and present tense verb forms.
  • Think about the tone of voice of Queen Elizabeth 1st – formal or informal?
  • What pronouns will she use? Watch this clip of Queen Elizabeth in her Christmas message to the nation.
  • https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-50912433/the-queen-s-christmas-message-2019-in-full
  • Remember to use ambitious vocabulary – use a thesaurus to select appropriate verbs and adjectives.

We can’t wait to read your letters. Complete the activity on J2E or you can take a picture of the letter and email it to your class teacher.

 

Daily Challenge- Designing a mascot for the Commonwealth games.

Watch Mrs Hunt Stewart talk to you about the games and this very exciting challenge:


Remember what you learnt about mascots in the video:


A mascot is a character that entertains fans, but also delivers important messages about the values or purpose of an event.


 

  1. This mascot should stand for the values of the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games:
  2. Bringing people together - Making sure the Games celebrate everyone and ensure that all abilities can take part
  3. Health and wellbeing – inspiring us to reach our potential and live healthier, happier lives.
  4. Success and benefits – the Games will improve the region, promote it worldwide and leave a lasting legacy.

Remember that inclusion is really important.

The Birmingham 2022 Games promise to include everyone, whatever their race, gender, ability or age. Everyone is welcome! That’s why it’s “The Games for everyone”.

Your challenge is to design a mascot that looks great and promotes these important messages.

Once you have finished your design, you can go to https://www.birmingham2022.com/mascot to enter the nationwide competition. If you win, your mascot could be used in the Games!

Make sure you also send a photo of your design to your class’ email address. Good luck!

Wednesdays answers

Gazelles

(1) 300  (2) 2.21  (3) 2/28    (4) 477.7    (5) 1/3= 3/9= 5/15

 

Lions and zebras

(1) 90   (2) 1/4   (3)  101.79 (4)   56  (5) £4.50

Wednesday 1st July

Maths

YOUR LIVE MATHS LESSON IS ON TEAMS AT 9:15am.

5 a day

Problems for the lesson

 

Extension activity

Guided Reading

YOUR LIVE GUIDED READING LESSON IS ON TEAMS AT 10:30am

 

We will be reading this poem together

 

Answer these questions using what you have learnt about the poem in your guided reading lesson.

-What is suggested by the title?

-What is a foe?

-What is suggested by the repetition of the words, angry and wrath?

-What happened when the poet expressed his anger to his friend?

-Did the narrator express their anger to their enemy?

Why do you think not? What were the consequences?

-What is the it in the second and third stanza? What is he watering? What is growing?

- ‘Soft deceitful wiles’ is the poet being honest?

-What does the tree represent? What does the apple represent?

-Does the enemy literally go into the garden?

-How does the narrator feel at the end?

 

Literacy

Grammar

Answer the questions on this form:

 

Writing

You have just read the poem ‘A Poison Tree’ by William Blake in your live lesson.


 

Use the poem as inspiration to write a diary entry about what can happen if you allow your anger to build up against someone and do not address this.

If you would like to se Mrs Hunt Stewart discussing the poem again, watch these videos:


 

You will need to think about:

• What happened that makes the character so angry? Why do they not address this?
• How does what happened make them frightened? Why does it make them upset?
• How do they mask (hide) their anger from their foe?
• Does their foe then do anything else which makes them increasingly angry?
• What does your character do in the end to their foe?

 

You might like to use the paragraph below to begin your diary entry and to support you in setting the tone for your writing:

Dear diary,

I am saddened to tell you that today I allowed my anger to become a being of its own. It crept up on me, controlling me, to the point where I could almost not control myself. I doubt I would have recognised myself should I have looked in the mirror. It’s awful what anger can make you do…. What it made me do… Let me tell you all about it.

 

 

 

Daily Challenge- Art

All last week you looked at and discussed the Black Lives Matter movement. You had some brilliant ideas and all of us were very proud of the way you discussed and debated your thoughts.


In last week’s piece of art we chose to draw people who are role models to us. This week we are going to use our Andy Warhol knowledge as inspiration to draw and colour portraits of important figures in the Black Lives Matter movement.


Have a look at this Marilyn diptych that was painted in 1962 by Andy Warhol shortly after her death. What do you notice straight away? What’s different to his normal style of printing we have looked at before?
 

Colours play a huge part in helping us expressing our emotions. Some of you may recognise the lyrics from a song which uses colour in this way:


I know that that we have been given a Cotton Candy Sky
A little bit of blue, pink, purple and white
I sometimes see the grey and I sometimes feel the rain
But I’ll see the Colours of the Cotton Candy Sky again


I see the red of my mother’s love
The true blue of my father’s hugs
I see the orange of my siblings smile
I see the pink and the white of the love of my life
And the deep, deep green that all children bring
Are the coolness of my eyes

 

For my role model I used the inspiring Ruby Bridges – have you heard of her? Have a read of her story using the link below:

https://www.ducksters.com/history/civil_rights/ruby_bridges.php

To start with I printed her potrait 6 times. I then thought carefully about how each image would tell her story using just colours.


 

Notice the first one – it has a dark outline and is filled with bright colours. To me this represents six year old Ruby when she had passed her entrance test. Eager, filled with innocence and with no idea of the storm that awaited her.


The second picture I shaded a little lighter with dull sad colours. This represents how she may have felt one her arrival to school surrounded by the media and protestors. It must have been very scary and overwhelming.


The 3rd picture is blurred out and smudged. To me this represents her next few months at school where she may have wished to be a ‘normal’ regular person - part of the crowd to just fit in even it means changing who you really are.


But she didn’t – and she quickly embraced her difference as her strength. And in this lies a powerful message for us all!


And slowly the colour returns to her – orange and red for her fierce ambition and the flame that was reignited within her to ensure that everyone had the right to the best education regardless of race.


The next picture is a rainbow of colours – To me this represents the different people whose love and kindness helped Ruby through. Her parents, teachers, friends and even lots of white people defended her.


The last picture is the same as the first: bold and bright – and reminds us how we can use her example as beacon of hope in what seems like dark time. If a six year old could stand up for what she believes – then so can we!

Now is your turn. Start by choosing your role model - it coudl be a hsitorical figure from the past siuch as Nelson Mandela or a more recent role model such as Rashford or Stormzy. Tell us why you chose them and then use your colours to tell their story!

Tuesday 30th June

 

Reading

Read Chapter 10 of the Shakespearean tale ‘King Lear’ on Bug Club.
https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0

Her
 

Make sure you answer the questions on the bugs as you read.
Now watch this video of Mrs Hunt Stewart summarising the chapter:

What a dramatic ending to the story! The country has now been left without a ruler, and everyone’s true characters have been revealed. Write a paragraph saying what you think will happen next:

  • Who will rule Britain? How will they take charge of the country? Who will support them?
  • How will the French King respond to his wife being captured and killed?
  • How will the characters be remembered?
  • What will future generations learn from the King’s story?

 

Literacy

Grammar

Answer the questions on this form:

Writing

Yesterday you wrote the start of your King Lear book review: the synopsis.

Today you will be finishing your synopsis, based on what just happened in chapter 10, and then writing the second part of your review in which you will state your opinion. You might like to use the following questions as prompts for this:

• What did you like best about the book? Why?
• What did you like least about the book? Why?
• What other books did this remind you of?
• Who was your favourite character and why? Which character would you most like to meet?
• Who was your least favourite character and why?
• Share a favourite quote from the book. Why does this quote stand out?
• Which was the most surprising part of the book?
• Would you change the ending if you could? How would you make it end?
• If you could hear this story again from another character’s perspective, who would you choose?
• Would you recommend this book? Who do you think this book is aimed at (what age group)?

Write your answers on j2e or in your home learning book. Email a photo of any of your written work to your class email address.

 

Maths

Gazelles


 

Tigers

1. 476 x 7.6 =
2. 3 and ½ + 7 and 4/9 =
3. 30, 752 divide by 32 =
4. 88% of 6,650 =
5. Jane buys 3 chocolate bars and 2 packet of crisps for £6.56
A packet of crisp cost 79p.
How much does 1 bar of chocolate cost? 

 

Lions and Zebras

1. 1.874 x 76 =
2. 4and4/9 – 3and ½
3. 30,752 divide by 32 =
4. 88% of 665 =
5. Jane buys 3 chocolate bars and 2 packet of crisps for £6.56
A packet of crisp cost 79p.
How much does 1 bar of chocolate cost?

 

Daily Challenge

 

Main activity

Zebras, Lions, Tigers:
Complete the Education City activity ‘Are we there yet?’
https://www.educationcity.com/

Gazelles:
Complete the MyMaths activity on units of length
https://www.mymaths.co.uk/

 

Daily Challenge- Science

There are seven characteristics that something has to have to be called a living thing. A living thing is known as an organism. Plants, microorganisms and animals are all types of organism.

This powerpoint tells you about the seven characteristics that all organisms have:

Here is Mrs Hunt Stewart talking you through the seven life processes:

Have a look at the table below. Can you explain why each of these things is not an organism? Which of the characteristics is it missing? I have completed the first row for you.

Now design a new organism. It can be a plant, animal or a microorganism. Label your new organism to explain how the seven characteristics of living things apply to it:


• How does it grow?
• How does it respire?
• What does it eat?
• How does it excrete waste?
• How does it move?
• Does it have babies? Or seeds?
• How does it show it can detect changes to its environment?

 

Maths answers

Gazelles
(1) 252  (2) 207  (3) 54    (4) 3/20    (5)
Tigers
(1) 40, 608   (2) 100   (3)  1 , 444 (4)   36   (5) No he is not. It has 5 faces and 8 edges.

Daily Challenge

 

Monday 29th June

 

Reading

Read Chapter 9 of the Shakespearean tale ‘King Lear’ on Bug Club.
https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0


 

Make sure you answer the questions on the bugs as you read.
Now watch this video of Mrs Hunt Stewart summarising the chapter:

It is surprising to hear that Cordelia and her father lost the battle against the English in this chapter. They are sent to prison and Edmund says to his captain, “Follow them to prison and, when you get there, open this letter and do what it tells you.”

Write what you think that letter might contain. Remember:
• It is a set of instructions for the captain
• Think about the tone of the writing
• What instructions are there relating to King Lear? What about Cordelia?
How has Edmund ensured in the letter that what happens will be kept a secret afterwards? Does he bribe the captain? Threaten him?

 

Literacy

Grammar

Complete the Education City game ‘My Myth-take’ by locating antonyms.
https://www.educationcity.com/

 

Writing

You have nearly finished reading King Lear on Bug Club so this week we would like you to write a book review all about how you found the text.

To begin your book review, you will need to write a synopsis (summary) of the text. As you have one chapter left to read of the book, you will need to add a couple of sentences to this synopsis tomorrow. Here is an example of a synopsis of ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events: the Bad Beginning’


The Bad Beginning is the first of 13 volumes in the appropriately named collection, A Series of Unfortunate Events.

The comically dark tale centres around three children, Violet, Klaus and baby Sunny, whose parents are killed in a fire which also destroys their home - a tragic event which sets the tone for the rest of the book. Sent to live with Count Olaf, a distant relative, their unsettled lives take a turn for the worse. Count Olaf treats the children like slaves, ordering them to cook, clean, fetch and carry for him and forcing them to share a single, filthy bedroom, with only one bed.

When Violet turns 18, she is set to inherit the family fortune and it soon becomes clear that Count Olaf is determined to get his hands on the inheritance, by whatever dastardly means necessary. It is up to the three plucky children to outwit the Count, but as all other adults seem to have been taken in by the evil man, this proves to be an extremely difficult task.
Attractively presented, this gothic series is sure to appeal to readers with a taste for the macabre. Those anticipating a pleasant, happy read should avoid this series, for as Lemony Snicket states in the opening sentence, 'If you are interested in stories with happy endings, you would be better off reading some other book.'

This website would be a great place to start for some inspiration:

https://www.rsc.org.uk/shakespeare-learning-zone/king-lear

Remember to consider all of the key parts of the story and the characters. You might like to include family trees for the characters, as you saw at the start of the bug club book:

Write your answers on j2e or in your home learning book. Email a photo of any of your written work to your class email address.

 

Maths

Gazelles

1. 4 x 7 x 9 =
2. 2.07 x 100 =
3. 30%  x 180 =
4. ¼ x 3/ 5 =
5. Josh is looking at a square based pyramid. He says it has 4 faces,  5 vertices and 7 edges. Is he correct? If not, what mistakes has he made?


Tigers

1. 47 x 24 x36 =
2. 2.07 x _______ = 207.0
3. 38% of 3800
4. 3/4 x 144 =
5. Josh is looking at a square based pyramid. He says it has 4 faces,  5 vertices and 7 edges. Is he correct? If not, what mistakes has he made?

 

Lions and zebras

Daily Challenge

Main activity

Today you will be using Digimaps to look at how far different Secondary Schools are from your house.

You will need to use the information below to log onto Digimaps:

Here is the link for Digimaps For Schools

https://digimapforschools.edina.ac.uk

The school login details are:

username: B219HB
password: dretts1191

Watch this video where Mrs Hunt Stewart shows you how to use Digimaps to find the distance.

Use Digimaps to calculate the distance in km to 5 different secondary schools from your house. You might like to pick some of the schools below. The postcodes for each of these schools is in brackets.

Handsworth Wood Girls School (B20 2HL)
Holyhead (B21 0HN)
Hamstead Hall (B20 1HL)
Saint John Wall (B21 8HH)
George Dixon (B16 9GD)
Jewellery Quarter Academy (B1 3AA)
Handsworth Grammar School (B21 9ET)

Now that you know the distance each of these schools are from your house, we would like you to convert this information into miles.

Remember 1km = 0.62 miles.
So you will need to multiply the number of km by 0.62. Have a look at this example:

 

Write your distances on j2e or in your home learning book. If you complete these in your book, please take a photo and send your work to your class’ email address.

 

Daily Challenge- Geography

Watch Mrs Hunt Stewart talk to you about 4 and 6 figure grid references:

 

Now see if you can answer the questions below using your knowledge of 6 figure grid references:

1. Why do you think we might choose to use 6 figure grid references instead of 4 figure grid references?
2. Complete the questions below:


3. Now try these challenges:

 

Friday’s answers (26.6.20)

Gazelles
(1)13/4 (2)0.85  (3) 850  (4) 1,600 (5) 57 min 15 sec
Lions and Zebras
(1)17/20 (2)97  (3) 792  (4) 1,176.4 (5) 57 min 15 sec

 

Friday 26th June 2020

Reading

Today we would like you to read the following Newsround articles.


https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/53096046

 

Mark Rushford (football player for England and Manchester United) has used his experience and voice to campaign the government to change policy.


You can also read the letter that he wrote to the government below:


Today we would like you to write a letter to Mark to thank him for his efforts.


Consider the following:
• Will you write a formal or informal letter?
• Appropriate greeting
• Introduce yourself and why you are writing.
• Remember start a new paragraph for a new point. ]
• Who are those that are in need? How had he helped the UK community?
• What do you want the government to do?
• What do you want others in a similar position as Mark to do to help others?
• How has he inspired you?


We can’t wait to read your letters. Remember to upload these to BGFL or email a picture to your class teacher.

Literacy

Grammar
Complete the Education City game ‘Let’s Eat Granny’ to demonstrate you can use commas to clarify meaning.


https://www.educationcity.com/

Writing

LO:I can edit and improve my balanced report.
I can use my speaking and listening skills to put my views forward in a debate.

                                                                                                                         

Yesterday you completed writing your balanced report about:  Should statues of people who were involved in the slave trade like Edward Colston be taken down?

Today you are going to edit and improve your writing using the following techniques:

1. Read aloud
2. Add
3. Replace
4. Take away
5. Read aloud again
6. Check that you have punctuated your writing correctly, using Year 6 punctuation.

Get your family involved! Explain who Edward Colston was and give your family information about what you have learnt about the slave trade.
Have a debate about whether the statues should have been taken down with your family. You can even video the debate and email it or upload it on j2e. Alternatively, you can video different people in your family giving their opinions about the statues and whether they think they should be taken down. Remember to include your opinion at the end.

Maths

Gazelles

1. 2 and ½ + 3/ 4 =
2. 1.75 – 0.9 =
3. 4250 ÷ 5 =
4. 40% x 4000
5. Jack finished a sponsored run in 53 minutes 25 seconds.

 

Ally finished 3 minutes 50 seconds after Jack. How long did Ally take?

Tigers

Lions and Zebras

1. 4 and ¼ - 3and 2/5 =
2. 9603 ÷ 99 =
3. 6 ³ + ____x 3 = 2, 592
4. 34% of 3460 =
6.  Jack finished a sponsored run in 53 minutes 25 seconds.

 

Ally finished 3 minutes 50 seconds after Jack. How long did Ally take?

Daily challenge

Go on j2blast and click on ‘SATs blast: KS2’

Click on the pink bold writing which says ‘take a test’.

Good luck!

Try to save your scores onto j2e so your teacher can see how well you’ve done.

Main activity

Zebras, Lions and Tigers:

Gazelles:

Use your mental maths skills to answer the questions in ‘A. I. Caramba’


https://www.educationcity.com/

Daily Challenge

Select an activity from the Curriculum Journey to complete. You have a wide selection of activities to choose from.

Have a look at the Music, Maths, PE or Science at home pages.


 

Remember to take a picture and email it to your class teacher.

 

 

Thursday 25th June 2020

Reading

This is the poem you will be reading today:

Watch these videos of Mrs Hunt Stewart discussing the poem:

Answer these questions based on the poem:

What impression do you get of the subject of the poem? (3 marks)

What does the poem tell us about friendships/ relationships? (2 marks)

Write an additional stanza (paragraph) for the poem. Try to consider the style and message of the poem when you do this. Then write a paragraph explaining the message of the stanza, in the same way Mrs Hunt Stewart did on the video.

Literacy

Grammar

Complete the activity on Purple Mash on Homophones

Remember to look in your pink ‘2Dos’ folder at the top of the page to find this.

https://www.purplemash.com/sch/grove-b21

 

Writing

LO: I can present both sides of an argument in a balanced report.

Click on the following link to read a good example of a balanced report to help you structure your arguments.

http://www.radfordacademy.co.uk/images/Classes/Class6/examples-of-work/Huberts-Discussion-Text.pdf

 

Click on the following link to remind yourself about the language you should use in a balanced report.

https://prezi.com/cmeraxl8rdce/how-to-write-a-balanced-argument/

Yesterday you planned and begun to write your first paragraph about the debate:

Should statues of people who were involved in the slave trade like Edward Colston be taken down?

Today, we would like you to complete the second and final paragraph of your balanced report. Here is a reminder of the structure: 

Introduction: Introduce what the debate is about and explain what has happened to Edward Colston’s statue.

Paragraph 1: Present the arguments for one side of the argument: Why the statue should be taken down. Use facts from your research about Edward Colston and the slave trade.

Paragraph 2: Present the arguments for the other side of the argument: Why the statue should not be taken down. Use facts about what you have learnt about Edward Colston.

Conclusion: Finally, give your opinion about what you think should happen to the statue. Give reasons for your opinion.

Spend 45 minutes to complete your writing. You will receive 5 stars for a completed piece of literacy work this week.

Maths

Wednesday’s Maths answers:

Gazelles
(1) 32, 879 (2) 48.75  (3) 65  (4)1/15     (5)£6.87

Tigers
(1) 477,919 (2) 17.25  (3) 693 (4)3/32     (5) £6.87

Today's 5 a day:

Gazelles

Tigers

40 x _____=3600

3648 ÷ 32 = 

2/5 x ____= 20

13 + 4 x ____ = 41

A machine pours 250 millilitres of juice every 4 seconds. 
How many litres of juice does the machine pour every minute?

 

Lions and Zebras

40 x ______ = 36,000

9,918 ÷ 87 =

2 and 2/5 x   ______ = 48

13 + 4 x ______ = 81 

A machine pours 250 millilitres of juice every 4 seconds. 
How many litres of juice does the machine pour every minute?

Daily Challenge:

Main activity

Zebras, Lions and Tigers:

Use your problem solving skills to complete this form:

Gazelles:

Use your knowledge of addition and subtraction to complete the education city game ‘Ranger Things’

https://www.educationcity.com/

Daily Challenge- Transition

Thank you for completing the form stating any worries you have about going to Secondary School. A common concern that children have is around making new friends. Today we will consider friendships in more detail, and hopefully you will feel even more confident by the end of the lesson!

Old friends.

You have been lucky enough to make lots of amazing friends at Grove. A famous saying states: 

‘Make new friends, but keep the old. One is silver, the other is gold.’

This shows how valuable old friends, who you have grown up with, are.

Make a list of the different ways you can keep in touch with your old friends from Grove when you go to Secondary School. 

Now watch this clip: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z7yrhbk

Were there any tips that you hadn’t thought of? What do you think is the best tip?

How do I make new friends?

Now you are going to Secondary School you have the opportunity to make lots of new friends. Every year, children from Grove return to see us and talk about the amazing new friendships they have formed at Secondary School. You may be feeling nervous about making friends on the first day: remember that everyone will be feeling exactly the same. 

Watch the first two videos here to consider tips for how to start a conversation:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z6mj47h

Which tip(s) do you think you will use on your first day in Secondary School?

Give it some time. You might not be best friends with people straight away. You need to take time to get to know others so be patient and persistent.  Also, try not to stick to the same people all the time. Open yourself to new friendships. It’s okay to spend time with new people – it doesn’t mean you like your other friends any less!

Click on the following link to learn about the experiences of children, who struggled to make friends at first. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z6gkf4j

Top tips for making friends at Secondary school:

  • Be yourself.
  • Start conversations with people, smile and say hello.
  • Think about what you can say to people i.e. common topics can include, favourite music, films, games. Ask people about, which primary school they went to, experiences of lockdown etc….
  • Find people who have things in common with you.
  • Try joining clubs after or before school. This will allow you to meet new people, who might not be in the same class as you.
  • Be friendly and open with everyone not just the people you already know from primary school.
  • Don’t rush it, it takes time to make new friends.
  • Why am I so special?

It’s important that you acknowledge how amazing you are, and why people would want to be friends with you. We don’t always find this easy to do: often we are more used to complimenting others than ourselves.

But YOU ARE FANTASTIC! So, for your task today, we would like you to draw a portrait of yourself. We want you to look at yourselves in the mirror and draw what you see. Look closely at the shape of your face and their distinguishable features – these are what make you, YOU!  


Around your portrait, write all of your amazing character traits, alongside evidence that you have these traits. For example, I might write: I am dependable because whenever Sally is upset about something, she knows she can come to me and I will support her in any way possible. Have a look down this list- I bet you’ll find loads of adjectives that apply to you:

As part of the Black Lives Matter work that we have been doing this week, we would also like you to celebrate your identity and think of all the qualities that you are proud of; the things that make you, you! Here is an example of the self-portrait that Miss Husn has created, where she is celebrating her identity and the qualities about herself that make her feel proud. Add your own positive statements around your self-portrait.

Watch the following video, which will teach you how to create your self-portrait.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/how-to-draw-a-portrait/zk28qp3

Have a go at doing your own and share them with your class teacher on J2E homework or by an email. You may take a few days to complete your art work so send in your pictures once they are complete. We are excited to see your work!

Wednesday 24th June 2020

Please take a couple of minutes to complete this form: we will use your answers to compose our Y6 leaver's song

 

 

Reading

Read Chapter 8 of the Shakespearean tale ‘King Lear’ on Bug Club.
https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0

Make sure you answer the questions on the bugs as you read.
Now watch this video of Mrs Hunt Stewart summarising the chapter:

During this Chapter, Gloucester dies before he can be properly reunited with his son Edgar. Write the conversation Edgar would have liked to have had with his father before he died.
You might want to include:

  • What Edgar has just found out about Edmund in this chapter
  • How Edgar has been helping his father whilst he has been dressed as a beggar.
  • What really happened in the stables during the fight with Edmund (Chapter 3)
  • What Edmund initially told Edgar which meant he went into hiding (Chapter 2)
  • What the consequences for Edmund should be.

 

Literacy

Grammar

Answer the questions on this form:

 

Writing

LO: I can plan my arguments for a balanced report.

Click on the following video where Mrs Patel will talk about the sources from yesterday.

You have spent the last two days gathering information about Edward Colston and the slave trade. Today we would like you to plan a balanced argument for the following question:

Should statues of people who were involved in the slave trade like Edward Colston be taken down?

There are many people, who have a variety of opinions about this issue. Here are some of the arguments:

Today I would like you to plan your arguments using the following structure:

Introduction: Introduce what the debate is about and explain what has happened to Edward Colston’s statue.

Paragraph 1: Present the arguments for one side of the argument: Why the statue should be taken down. Use facts from your research about Edward Colston and the slave trade.

Paragraph 2: Present the arguments for the other side of the argument: Why the statue should not be taken down. Use facts about what you have learnt about what Edward Colston did for the city of Bristol.

Conclusion: Finally, give your opinion about what you think should happen to the statue. Give reasons for your opinion.

After you have planned out your ideas, begin writing your introduction and paragraph one. You will receive 5 stars for a completed piece of literacy work this week.

Click on the following link to find out about the language you should use in a balanced report.

https://prezi.com/cmeraxl8rdce/how-to-write-a-balanced-argument/

You can click on this link to help you with some of your ideas.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/52965665

 

Maths

Gazelles

1. 427 x 77 =
2. 15.75 +33 =
3. ____-18 =47
4. 2/5 – 1/3 =
5. John buys one toy car and one pack of stickers. The toy car was £!.49 and the stickers were £1.64. He pays with a £10 note.
How much change does John get?


Tigers 

1. 4929 x 97 =
2. 15.75 + ______ = 33
3. 18% x 3,850 =
4. 3/8 ÷ 4 =
5. John buys one toy car and one pack of stickers. The toy car was £!.49 and the stickers were £1.64. He pays with a £10 note.
How much change does John get?


Lions and Zebras

 

Daily Challenge

 

Main activity

Make a timetable of your ideal day at school. Work out how long you would spend on each subject in hours and minutes. Then convert this information into minutes, and then into seconds. Do this for at least 6 subjects.

Have a look at this example completed by Mrs Hunt Stewart:


 

Take a photo of your calculations and email your photo to your teacher.

 

Tuesday’s Maths answers

Gazelles
1) 475  (2) 27 (3)1620 (4)  0.623 (5) 1.07m
Tigers- Forms
Lions and Zebras
1) 0.4079  (2) 8 (3)199.8 (4)  0.33 (5) 1.07m

Daily Challenge- Black Lives Matter

Over the week you all have contributed to discussions and activities around Black Live’s Matter. Today we will explore the idea of peace and equality.
 

  • What is YOUR role in society?
  • What can YOU do to be a part of the solution?
  • What messages can we share with or community to motivate each other to be peaceful and treat others equally?

You will have a selection of activities to choose from to complete. You can do this on BGFL or take a picture of your work and email it to your class teacher.

We would like you to watch the following Blue Peter clip after you have completed your chosen activitiy.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/watch/bp-advice-for-helping-to-stop-racisim

Think about what messages have you learnt about how we can build a kinder and peaceful future?

Activity 1 

Write Your Own "I Have a Dream" Speech

Martin Luther King made this speech; it changed the mind-set of a nation.

 


 

Listen to King's famous "I Have a Dream" speech in this clip.
 

https://vimeo.com/2158959 .

Make notes as you are watching:

• Who is Martin Luther King’s Audience?
• What is the purpose of the speech?
• What are the key messages?
• How does he wasn’t people listening, to feel?
• What powerful verbs and emotive language has he included?

We would like you to write your version of the speech, in relation to what has been happening recently all over the world. The title is ‘We have a Dream too

• Think about his use of metaphor, rhythm and pauses in his speech.
• How has he inspired action in people?
• Remember you need to persuade people in society to want to make a change, just like Martin Luther King did.

 

Activity 2:

Today we would like you to become artists and create a piece of art work, which sends a message against injustice.

Anonymous street artist Banksy (whose work you looked at a few weeks ago) decided to express his position on the current events that have caused the BLM movement. As a response to Floyd’s death, Banksy uploaded an art piece on his social media.

The artwork depicts a frame with a black shadow figure, white lilies and an American flag, which is being set on fire by a candle.

You can see the image and read about it here on Newsround 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/52955451

  • What different elements can you see in the art?
  • Why do you think Banksy has included these?
  • What colours had he used? Why has he chosen these colours?
  • What message is he trying to convey?

Consider these points when you are creating your own piece of art.

 

Activity 3: 

Read the following poem The British by Benjamin Zephaniah.

https://benjaminzephaniah.com/rhymin/the-british-serves-60-million/

As you are reading consider these questions and record your answer in your book or on J2E. 

1. Who is the poem about? What nationalities can you see?

2. What words are being used? Do they link to cooking or painting?

3. What does the word justice mean?

4. How would you describe understanding?

5. Where could the poem be set or what country is the author writing about?

We would like you to create your own recipe to promote peace and equality. 

Discuss what ingredients do you need for equality and respect. What will it turn out like – a cake, a pie or something else.

 

Tuesday 23rd June 2020

Reading

Read Chapter 7 of the Shakespearean tale ‘King Lear’ on Bug Club.
https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0

Make sure you answer the questions on the bugs as you read.
Now watch this video of Mrs Hunt Stewart summarising the chapter:

We find out at during this Chapter that Goneril is keen to kill her husband, Albany, so that she can marry Edmund. Write a short entry from her diary detailing her plan. Remember that her husband is aware that she may plan a ‘nasty accident’ for him to try to kill him, so she will have to be particularly cunning. You should include the following details:

• How will she kill her husband? What does she need to put in place before the killing? How will she ensure she is not found out? How can she ensure that her husband does not suspect her?
• How will she then locate Edmund? What will she say to him?
• How will she ensure that he does not marry her sister Regan?

 

Literacy

Grammar

Answer the questions on this form:

Writing

LO: I can use primary and secondary sources to learn about the past.

Yesterday, you spent some time researching who Edward Colston was and how he had taken part in the slave trade. Today we are going to find out a little more about this part of our history.

We are going to use our history skills by analysing some primary resources (pictures, records, first-hand accounts) and using this to learn about the slave trade.

 


Source 1: Let’s take a look at the first resource. Look carefully at the image and read the information it is giving us. What do you think this is a plan of? What does this tell us about the conditions? Who is being taken and where?

Source 2: The drawing is from a book written by an abolitionist, Mrs. A.M. French, who traveled to Port Royal to work as a teacher among the former slaves in 1862.

What is happening in this picture and what does this tell us about how the slaves were treated?

What do you think Mrs A. M. French’s opinion of slavery is?

Did all British people support slavery? Find out what an abolitionist was.

                                                                                                                          Source 3: 

How do you think these were used? What part of the body do you think these were used for? What does this tell you about how slaves were treated? Where do you think they were made?


Resource 4: This is a personal account of Olaudah Equiano, who was captured and put on a ship to be enslaved at the age of 10. Read about his experience seeing the ship and the conditions for the first time. How do you think Olaudah felt? What affect did this treatment have on him?


‘The first object which saluted my eyes when I arrived on the coast was the sea, and a slave ship, which was then riding at anchor, and waiting for its cargo. These filled me with astonishment, which was soon converted into terror when I was carried on board. I was now persuaded that I had gotten into a world of bad spirits, and that they were going to kill me.
I was soon put down under the decks, and there I received such a salutation in my nostrils as I had never experienced in my life; so that, with the loathsomeness of the stench, and crying together, I became so sick and low that I was not able to eat, nor had I the least desire to taste anything. I now wished for the last friend, death, to relieve me; but soon, to my grief, two of the white men offered me eatables; and, on my refusing to eat, one of them held me fast by the hands, and laid me across I think the windlass, and tied my feet, while the other flogged me severely. I had never experienced anything of this kind before; and although, not being used to the water, I naturally feared that element the first time I saw it, yet nevertheless, could I have got over the nettings, I would have jumped over the side, but I could not; and besides, the crew used to watch us very closely who were not chained down to the decks, lest we should leap into the water; and I have seen some of these poor African prisoners most severely cut for attempting to do so, and hourly whipped for not eating. This indeed was often the case with myself.'

Write your answers to the above questions in your book or type up and upload onto J2e homework. Tomorrow, Mrs Patel will talk you through each resource and give you an explanation of each.

Click on the following links and find out more about the slave trade:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/41777019 Ten-year-old Iggy looked back through his family history and learnt that his relative from Barbados was sold as a slave to a man in Jamaica.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/41433197 Find about what the international day for the Abolition of the Slave Trade is.

Find out as much information as you can about what the slave trade was and how people were treated. This will help you with your literacy work this week.

 

Maths

Gazelles

1. 47.5 x 100 =
2. 3 ³ =
3. 30% x 5400 =
4. 15 = 7.9 =
5. Jacob cuts 4 metres of ribbon into three pieces.  The length of the first piece is 1.28 metres. The length of the second piece is  1.65 metres.
Work out the length of the third piece.

Tigers


 

Lions and Zebras

1. _________ x 100 = 40.79
2. ______ x 19 x 8  = 1,216
3. 37% of 540 =
4. 5.75+ ________ - 2.98 = 3.1
5. Jacob cuts 4 metres of ribbon into three pieces.  The length of the first piece is 1.28 metres. The length of the second piece is  1.65 metres.
Work out the length of the third piece.

Daily Challenge

Main activity

Zebras, Lions and Tigers:
Use your problem solving skills to complete this form:

 

Gazelles:

Complete the education city game ‘Game on’ using your knowledge of addition.
https://www.educationcity.com/

 

Daily Challenge- Black Lives Matter

This week you will be looking at the BLM (Black Lives Matter) Movement. Today you will be looking at the inspirational people who were involved in the Bristol bus boycott of 1963 in Bristol, England. They took inspiration from Martin Luther King and the Civil Rights Movement from America (which you studied in year 5). Paul Stephenson and the others involved wanted to make a stand against the injustices which were happening in their home town at that time.

 

The Bristol bus boycott

Before 1965 and the establishment of the Race Relations Act in the UK, there was nothing in law to prevent racial discrimination when hiring people for jobs.
In 1963, the Bristol Omnibus Company refused to employ any Black or Asian workers. There was an outcry, leading to a four-month boycott before the bar on applicants of colour was lifted. The boycott, led by members of the West Indian community, was inspired by the refusal of civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks to give up her seat on a segregated bus in Alabama, USA, in 1955.
Prof Andrews said: “ It was perfectly legal before the Race Relations Act to not hire someone if they were Black or Asian. Black people were told passengers wouldn’t feel safe riding with them and that other people wouldn’t want to work with them. There was nothing anyone could do.”
The boycott was seen as catalyst for the Race Relations Act to be established.

 

Click on the link to find out more: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-21525110/bristol-bus-boycott-50-years-on


Activity 1
Compete this quiz about the Bristol bus boycott. You might want to re-watch the clip again to help you answer it.


Activity 2
You are going to design a memorial to the Bristol bus boycott. Here is a plaque that was made to remember the event. It has been annotated to help you.
In your memorial you will need to include the 4 parts below. Remember you want to show the event through your picture and words.

Remember to take a photo of your work and email this to your class teacher or upload to J2e. We are really looking forward to seeing your colourful and informative memorials.

 

Monday’s Maths answers

Tigers
(1) 10,000 (2)70 (3) 20.6 (4) 124.2 (5) Triangular prism
Lions and Zebras
(1) 20(2)20.6 (3) 124.2 (4) 10.16  (5) Triangular prism

 

Monday 22nd June 2020

Reading

Read Chapter 6 of the Shakespearean tale ‘King Lear’ on Bug Club.
https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0


Make sure you answer the questions on the bugs as you read.
Now watch this video of Mrs Hunt Stewart summarising the chapter:

Do you think Edgar will really lead his father to Dover?
Write a paragraph showing Edgar’s plan of how he could help his father. You might want to consider:
• Any other places Gloucester has been in the book where he is safe.
• Allies that Gloucester has who could help.
• How Edgar will ensure his father doesn’t die from his injuries.
• Whether Edgar will consider revealing his identity to his father (remember currently his father thinks he is a beggar).

Record your answers on j2e or in your home learning book. Remember to send a photo of your work to your class’ email address if you write this down.

 

Literacy

Grammar

Complete the grammar challenge ‘Grammar Vocab Quiz 6’ on Purple Mash. Remember you will need to click on the pink ‘2Dos’ folder at the top of the page.
https://www.purplemash.com/sch/grove-b21
Teacher to search for ‘Grammar Vocab Quiz 6’ in the purple mash search box.


Writing

Click on the video to watch Mrs Patel introduce the lesson.  



Take a look at the following image. Who do you think this is?

What is happening in these images? Why do you think this is happening?
   


The statue that is being pulled down is of Edward Colston, a man, who lived in Bristol during the 17th century. His statue was put up in 1895. Here is a picture of the plaque that was written under his name: 

                                                                                                                  Activity 1: What are the meanings of the words virtuous and wise? Look this up on the online dictionary. 

Activity 2: After looking up the definition of these words, what impression do you get of Edward Colston? Also think about the use of the word ‘sons’. What does this suggest about how the people of the city thought of Edward Colston at the time?

Activity 3: Today, I would like you to research Edward Colston and find out why his statue has been taken down. Click on the following links to research and take notes. This activity will be important for your literacy work this week.
Remember, when you take notes, include the main information and write it down in your own words. Include a bullet point for each note.

https://www.j2e.com/grove-school/J+Bentley+%28grove%29/Lores730.pdf/

This is a First News article. Click on the link and scroll down to page 3 to find out some information about Edward Colston.


https://counteringcolston.wordpress.com/who-was-edward-colston-2/This website gives more information about Edward Colston. Can you find the difference between fact and opinion?

Write your notes in your book, on a piece of paper or you type them up on j2e. Your teachers will be interested to see your answers for activity 2 so please can you upload these answers to j2e or send us an email. 
After your research, were you surprised about what you found out about Edward Colston?

 

Maths

Gazelles


Tigers
1. 100 x 100 =
2. 4/5 of ___ = 56
3. 47.6 - 3³ =
4. 36% X 345 =
5. Mina thinks of a 3D shape. She says, “It has 5 faces. Two opposite faces are triangles.
The other faces are rectangles.” What is the name of her shape?

Lions and zebras 
1. 2 and 4/5 of ___ = 56
2. 47.6 - 3³ =
3. 36% X 345 =
4.  ____ - 0.36 = 9.8
5. Mina thinks of a 3D shape. She says, “It has 5 faces. Two opposite faces are triangles.
The other faces are rectangles.” What is the name of her shape?

Daily Challenge

 

Main activity

Write down the names and ages of each person in your house in years. Now convert these into:
a) months,
b) then days,
c) then hours.

Complete this for at least four of your family members.

Have a look at this example completed by Mrs Hunt Stewart:

Take a photo of your calculations and email your photo to your teacher.

 

Daily Challenge- Black Lives Matter

Begin by watching this clip from the bbc bitesize webpage.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/52813673

Now read the first three pages of last week’s First News:
https://www.j2e.com/grove-school/J+Bentley+%28grove%29/Lores730.pdf/

 

Watch Mr Bentley discussing this issue:
https://www.j2e.com/grove-school/J+Bentley+%28grove%29/Untitled_+Jun+18%2C+2020+1_32+PM.webm/

Complete this form before you begin the activities


Activities:
Option 1: Imagine you are a journalist investigating racism and prejudice in your community or somewhere else in the world.   Create a set of questions that you think will help you discover more about racism, the impact it has on people’s lives and ideas on how the situation can be improved.

Option 2: Create a poster promoting social justice and equal treatment for our BAME community

Option 3: Research the experiences of racism and prejudice of some of this country’s most successful BAME personalities:
a) Lewis Hamilton (time formula 1 world champion)
b) Leona Lewis (Award winning singer and songwriter)
c) Marcus Rashford (Manchester United and England International footballer)
d) John Boyega (Star Wars)
What lessons can we learn from their experiences?  How can we start tackling the problem?


Friday’s Maths answers (19.06.20)
Gazelles  - forms
Tigers -
(1) 17/20  (2) 1048.8  (3)39 (4)2,106 (5)3.55
Lions and Zebras: 
(1) 17/20  (2) 10, 648.8  (3)3 (4)2,074.8 (5)3.55

 

Friday 19th June 

Reading

Read Chapter 5 of the Shakespearean tale ‘King Lear’ on Bug Club.
https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0

Make sure you answer the questions on the bugs as you read.
Your literacy writing task for today will be based on this Chapter. Watch Mrs Hunt Stewart summarising the chapter before you begin this task.

Literacy

Grammar
Practise spelling words ending in -cial and -tial on the education city game ‘Hammer Time’
https://www.educationcity.com/

 

Writing

You have just read Chapter 5 of King Lear.

 

For your writing today, you will be creating a radio broadcast about what has happened to the King so far. You might want to include:

  • His treatment by Goneril when he was staying at her castle
  • His treatment by Regan when he went to find her.
  • The fact that he was then left outside in a storm, with only a few companions who cared about his health.
     

His mental state currently (see page 60 where it talks about him conducting a make believe trial with a madman- suggesting that the King is going mad himself).

Maths

5 a day

Gazelles

1. ¾ - 3/5 =
2. 437 x 24 =
3. 3³ + 4² =
4. 70% of 200=
5. 28,700 – 6,987 =

Tigers

1. 1 and 3/5 – ¾ =
2. 437 x 2.4 =
3. 4² x 2 + 7 =
4. 39% x 5400 =
5. 9.5  - ______ - 1.6 = 4.35

 

Zebras

1. 1 and 3/5 – ¾ =
2. 4,437 x 2.4 =
3. ___² + 4 x 3 = 21
4. 39% x 5320 =
5. 9.5  - ______ - 1.6 = 4.35


Daily reasoning

Use your knowledge of co-ordinates by playing this fun game to find the treasure.

https://nrich.maths.org/6288


Here are some ideas to get you started:
• Try to decide which places are good for first guesses.
• Once you've got feedback on your first guess identify all the possible places where the treasure could be. What pattern does this make?
• Have another guess. Use the feedback to identify all the possible places where the treasure could be
• Now use the feedback from both guesses to find some overlapping points.
Send a screen shot of it to your class teacher

Main activity 

Consecutive Numbers

Today we would like you to explore consecutive numbers. Consecutive numbers are whole numbers that are next to each other, e.g. 6 and 7.
. In each question, explain your answers as fully as possible, trying to show what patterns you have noticed and give reasons for the patterns.

Addition

Pick 2 consecutive numbers and add them together. For example:
44 + 45 = 89 

Repeat with other pairs of consecutive numbers.
 

Subtraction

Find the difference between 2 consecutive numbers. Find the difference between other consecutive numbers.
 

Multiplication


Take pairs of consecutive numbers and multiply them together.
 

  • Record your findings in a book or on J2E. Think about:
  • How will you record the information?
  • What do you notice about the 3 consecutive numbers?
  • What patterns do you spot?
  • Explain your findings

Thursdays answers

Gazelles

(1)64   (2) 12  (3) 6/15   (4)15.65  (5)11
 

Lions and Zebras


(1) 152,958  (2) 1452    (3)54 (4) 7 (5) 4606.5

 

Daily challenge

Select an activity from the Curriculum Journey to complete. You have a wide selection of activities to choose from.

Have a look at the music,  maths, PE or science at home pages.

Remember to take a picture and email it to your class teacher. 

 

 

 

 

Thursday 18th June 

Reading

Read Chapter 4 of the Shakespearean tale ‘King Lear’ on Bug Club.
 

https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0

Make sure you answer the questions on the bugs as you read.


Your literacy writing task for today will be based on this Chapter. Watch Mrs Hunt Stewart summarising the chapter before you begin this task.


 

Literacy
Grammar

Complete the activity on colons, semicolons and dashes on Purple Mash.
Remember to look in your pink ‘2Dos’ folder at the top of the page to find this.
https://www.purplemash.com/sch/grove-b21

Writing

You have just read Chapter 4 of King Lear

Write your own version of the first page of the next Chapter. You might like to focus on one of the groups of people below:

  • Gloucester and Edmund- does Gloucester go out into the storm to try to find and protect the King? Does Edmund show Regan and Goneril the proof that his father is a traitor?
  • The King/ fool/ Kent- what do they talk about in the Shack? What does the King think he should do next? What advice does the fool have for the King?
  • Goneril and Regan- what conversations are they having in the castle while their father is lost? Are they concerned about him? What plans so they have for the future to ensure that their father is easy for them to manage?

Maths

5 a day

Gazelles

1. 4³ =
2. 132 ÷  _____  = 11
3. 2/3 x 3/5 =
4. 3.75 + 11.9  =
5. 15 – 28 ÷ 7 =

Tigers


1. 237 x 36 =
2. 1452 ÷ 12 =
3. 2 and 4/7 x 21 =
4. 150 – 280 ÷ 7 =
5. 83% of 5550 =

 

Zebras
1. 4134 x 37 =
2. 17, 424 ÷12 =
3.  2 and 4/7 x 21 =
4. 150 – 280 ÷ ________ = 110
5. 83% of 5550 =


Daily reasoning

Main activity 

Gazelles

Today we would like you to complete the MyMaths lesson to move forward and backwards on a clock and begin finding the difference between two times.

Think back to what you learnt yesterday to help you.

https://app.mymaths.co.uk/

Zebras, Lions, Tigers 

Yesterday you began to calculate times using a time line. Today we want you to apply that knowledge and understanding to reason and problem solve.

Consider these questions to get you started:

  • What time will each watch say after an hour? Two hours ...?
  • How far apart will the times on the two watches be after an hour? Two hours ...?
  • For example, if I wind up my watch so it shows the correct time at 5pm, but it loses three minutes every hour, what time will it say when the real time is 7pm? 8pm ... etc?
  • Think about how you will record your results. Will you use a table? Draw a diagram?
     

Complete this on J2E or in your book. Don’t forget to take a picture and email it to your class teacher.
 

Wednesdays answers

Gazelles
(1)217   (2) 2/12  (3) 0.33   (4)135  (5)13/10 or 1 and 3/10
Tigers
(1) 4,826  (2)4.03  (3) 46  (4)0.94   (5)1350

Daily Art Challenge

Not all heroes wear capes!

Over the next few weeks, we will be looking at a variety of influential people from different ages and different parts of the world. We will be talking about why they are special and important and then using our art and colours we will express how we feel about them.

To get us started for this week, I would like you to talk about someone who is special or a role model to you. It could be anyone – a teacher, your parents or maybe a friend who has inspires you to do the right things. Maybe you could think about this lockdown and the COVID experience.  There have been many inspiring stories about people doing extraordinary things in very extra ordinary times.

Our artwork this week will be based on the superheroes in our lives whether that is your mum or dad who may be a nurse or doctor on the frontline or any other keyworkers keeping the country going, or your Gran or Grandad who are sticking out this social distancing like a trooper, all the way to your cousins who are delivering food parcels to vulnerable families.

Once you have chosen your person, I would like you to write a short paragraph about why you have chosen this person and what it is about them you most admire. We will be using the techniques of Andy Warhol today. (Repeated images with bright bold colours).

In my example, I have chosen to draw a portrait of my daughter who turned 5. I have chosen her because despite not being able to see cousins and friends for over 13 weeks, through her birthday and even Eid, she has shown so much patience and understanding about the whole situation.(Luckily for her the tooth fairy was still at work).

 

Remember you can upload your work onto J2e blast or email it to your class teacher. We can’t wait to see who you choose to celebrate!

 

Wednesday 17th June

Reading

Read Chapter 3 of the Shakespearean tale ‘King Lear’ on Bug Club.
https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0

Make sure you answer the questions on the bugs as you read.
Your literacy writing task for today will be based on this Chapter. Watch Mrs Hunt Stewart summarising the chapter before you begin this task.

 

Literacy

Grammar


Writing

You have just read Chapter 3 of King Lear

Edgar’s father has proclaimed across the lands that there will be dire punishments for anyone who ‘sheltered the most notorious traitor, the Earl of Gloucester’s sometime son Edgar.’

Create a wanted poster for Edgar that has been issued by his father. You might like to include:
• A picture of Edgar
• A paragraph containing a description of what he looks like (why not try to make him ‘look evil’?)
• Information from the letter he is accused of sending to his brother (page 20)
• An account of what happened in the stables (remember that Edgar’s father thinks he is a traitor who was hiding there who then injured his son Edmund). Page 34- 36
• Information from the Earl of Gloucester about what to do if you think you have found Edgar.

 

Maths

Gazelles
1. 2.17 ÷ 100 =
2. 2/3 x 1 / 4 =
3. 4- 3.67 =
4. 1620 ÷ 12 =
5. 7/10 + 3/5 =

Tigers
1. 76 % of 6350 =
2.  ______ - 3.67 = 0.36
3. 2/3 x 69 =
4. 10 - _______ = 9.06
5. 16200 ÷ 12 =

Zebras

 

Daily challenge



Gazelles

Log on to Education city and follow the learn screen to convert units of time. Next complete the learning activity.
https://go.educationcity.com/

 

Zebras, Lions, Tigers

Today we would like you to complete the MyMaths lesson to calculate times using a time line.
https://app.mymaths.co.uk/

 

Daily challenge- Science
 


Today you will be making a nature guidebook for your local area. You will need to consider:
• What types of plants/animals you can find in your local area.
• Where did the different groups of plants and animals congregate
• How you can classify each of these organisms. If it is a vertebrate, is it a mammal/ fish/ bird/ reptile/ amphibian and how do you know? If it is an invertebrate, is it a annelid/ mollusc/ arachnid/ insect and how do you know?
• What are the most common types of plant or animal in your area, and why might this be?

Your guidebook will need to include:
• A section on plants, including pictures of each plant and information on where they can be found and why.
• A section on vertebrates. Try to be ambitious and name each species e.g. try to find out the names of the particular species of birds in your area.
• A section on invertebrates.

These websites will help you to identify the organisms and think about how to set out your nature guide:
Wildlife information: https://www.rspb.org.uk/birds-and-wildlife/wildlife-guides/other-garden-wildlife/
Bird Identification: https://www.rspb.org.uk/birds-and-wildlife/wildlife-guides/identify-a-bird/
Tree identification:

Flower identification:

 

Yesterday’s Maths answers

Gazelles
(1)38   (2) 275  (3) 1 and 2/15   (4)310  (5)19
Lions and Zebras
(1) 326  (2) 13/14    (3)17, 043.2 (4) 24 (5) 13

 

Daily Challenge

Riddle 1 answer: 648
Riddle 2 answer: 9999
Riddle 3 answer: 3 418 659

 

Main activity

1. 2.91kg

2. 295g
3. a. Branded water 1.99 ÷ 8 = 25p
    Supermarkets own brand 1.40 ÷ 6 = 23p
b. Branded 50p, supermarket own brand 47p
c. 10 × 330ml = 3.3l
    Which is less than the 4l of the branded, but is sold for 1p more.
245mm × 12 = 2940mm = 2.94m – use 1 length, 6cm left over.
582mm × 6 = 3492mm = 3.49m – use 2 lengths
582mm × 5 = 2910mm = 2.91m, so 1 length will give 5 pieces, leaving 9cm.
582mm will be cut from 3rd length leaving 2.418m
3 lengths will be needed, leaving a piece 2.418m long and 2 pieces 9cm and 6cm

 

Tuesday 16th June

Reading

Read Chapter 2 of the Shakespearean tale ‘King Lear’ on Bug Club.

https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0

Make sure you answer the questions on the bugs as you read.
Your literacy writing task for today will be based on this Chapter. Watch Mrs Hunt Stewart summarising the chapter before you begin this task.


 

Literacy

Grammar

Writing

You have just read Chapter 2 of King Lear for your reading task

At the end of this chapter, the King has become very angry with Goneril and has decided to stay with her sister Regan instead. Imagine you are Goneril. Write a letter to Regan warning her about the King’s arrival and saying what his behaviour has been like. You might like to consider the questions below when you are writing:

Introduction:
• Why are you writing? What is the purpose of the letter?
• How soon do you expect the King to arrive at Regan’s house?

First paragraph:
• Why has the King left your house? What was his behaviour like? Use the information on page 30 to help you with this.
• What did he say and do when you asked him to consider his behaviour? How did this make you feel? How did your subjects and servants react to the King’s outburst?

Second paragraph:
What advice would you give your sister to ensure that the King behaves better with her and that his stay is more successful?

 

Maths

Gazelles
1. 478 +____ = 516
2. 27.5 x 10 =
3. 4/5 + 1/3 =
4. 1550 ÷ 5 =
5. 6 x  4 – 5 =

Tigers


Lions and Zebras
1. 10, 432 ÷ 32 =
2. 4 and ½ - 3 and 4/7 =
3. 5326 x 3.2  =
4. 3/8 of ? = 9
5. 5³ - 156 ÷ __ = 113

 

Daily Challenge
A few weeks ago you all had a go at writing your own riddles. This week we would like you to solve these place value riddles:

Riddle 1

What is the number?

• The number has three digits.
• The ones digit is double 4.
• The hundreds digit is an even number bigger than 5 but smaller than 7.
• The tens digit is half the ones digit.

Riddle 2

What is the number?

• The number has four digits.
• The thousands digit is the same as 18 divided by 2.
• The hundreds digit is the same as 90 divided by 10.
• The ones digit is is the same as 3x3.
• The tens digit is is the same as 100-91.

Riddle 3

• The number has seven digits.
• The millions digit is three times the ten thousands digit.
• The hundred thousands digit is the square root of 16.
• The ten thousands digit is 8 less than the ones digit.
• The thousands digit is 2 years less than a decade.
• The hundreds digit is ¼ of two dozen.
• The tens digit is a prime number that is a factor of 30 and bigger than 4.
• The ones digit is largest possible digit.

 

Main activity

Gazelles

Today we would like you to convert between different units of measure. Watch the learn screen before completing the lesson.
https://go.educationcity.com/


Zebras, Lions, Tigers

Today we would like you to solve these measure questions.
• Think carefully what operation you need to use.
• Consider if you need to convert measures to the problem.

1. A tin contains 425g baked beans in sauce. The tin itself weighs 60g. How much will a pack of 6 tins weigh in kilograms?

2. A box of 12 tins of condensed soup weighs 4.02kg. The tin itself weighs 40g. How much does the soup in each tin weigh in grams?

3. A supermarket sells branded mineral water in a pack of 8 × 500ml for £1.99 and its own brand mineral water in packs of 6 × 500ml for £1.40.
a. Explain why the own brand is cheaper per bottle.
b. Calculate the cost of 1 litre of mineral water in each pack to the nearest penny.
c. Another brand is sold in packs of 10 × 330ml for £2. Show how this is more expensive per litre than the other 2 packs.

4. A joiner needs 12 lengths of wood measuring 245mm and 6 pieces measuring 582mm. The wood is sold in lengths of 3m.
Calculate how many lengths of wood are needed, and how best to cut the lengths so the longest piece is left over.

5. We would like you to have a look in your home for tins, packets and containers. Write your own questions involving the conversion of kilograms and grams for others to solve.

 

Daily challenge- Moving on
Last week we looked at some of the memories that you have had at Grove School and you created some wonderful art work to express these memories. Have a look at our curriculum journey to see some fantastic examples:

http://web.grove.bham.sch.uk/6-green

Today we are going to focus on what to expect when you go to your new school.
Click the following link and take a look at the following video where Alfie discusses his school day.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zj2grj6


Activity 1:
Create a table and record all the similarities and differences between Primary and Secondary school.
Although making a change and going to a new school may be a worrying experience, there are also lots of things to look forward to. Click on the following link to find out about what is exciting about going to secondary school. You will see some of the secondary students share their positive experiences.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z7b9scw

Activity 2:
Sometimes our worries about making a change and moving somewhere different can be eased by finding out as much information as we can about the place we are moving to. This will help you to prepare and allow you to know what to expect when you start school in September. This activity will also help you to look forward to some of the new experiences that you will face.

Today I would like you to research your new secondary school by visiting their website. Please use a search engine like google to do a safe internet search for your new school. Ensure you also type in the location as there may be more than one Holyhead school in the country. For example, if I wanted to search George Dixon Secondary School, I would type this into google search along with the location, Birmingham.

Here are some ideas to help you with your research.
• Find out about your new uniform. Perhaps you can draw a picture and label it. This will prepare you with information of what you will need.
• Find out the names of your new head teacher, Deputy head and head of Year 7.
• Find out about lunchtime arrangements. Some schools even display their menus on the website.
• Explore what types of sports teams you can join.
• Find out about other clubs such as music, art, drama. Sometimes this can be found in a link called extra-curricular activities. Perhaps you can start thinking about which club you would like to join.
• You may be excited about learning a new language. Make a list of the languages that your new school teaches.
• Find out what trips you get to go on in Year 7.
• Find out about your favourite curriculum subject. What will you be learning?
• Explore the English/Literacy page and find out which books you will be reading in Year 7.
• Find out about homework expectations.
• Sometimes schools display a map of the school site. Take a moment to explore the map and familiarise yourself with the names of the buildings.
• Include any other pieces of information that you have found interesting.

You may not be able to find the answers to all these questions. Do not worry about this and find out what you can.

You can present your information in a poster, fact file or an information leaflet. You can have a week to complete this activity but try to look at the website and make notes on the above questions today. Upload your work on j2e or email us a copy. Your teachers are excited to see what you have found out about your new school.

Activity 3
Next week we are exploring any worries that you may have about starting your new secondary school and looking at tips on how you can overcome these problems. To prepare for this, please can you fill out the following form with a list of any questions or worries that you have and I will talk these through with you next week.

Yesterday’s Maths answers
Tigers
(1) 1 and 5/21  (2)2154  (3) 980  (4)20.61   (5)29
Lions and Zebras
(1) 14  (2) 5  (3)1.008 (4)2/21   (5) 1320.2

 

Monday 15th June

Reading

Read Chapter 1 of the Shakespearean tale ‘King Lear’ on Bug Club.
https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0
Make sure you answer the questions on the bugs as you read.
Your literacy writing task for today will be based on this Chapter. Watch Mrs Hunt Stewart summarising the chapter before you begin this task.


 

Literacy

Grammar
Complete the synonyms and antonyms activity on Purple Mash.

Remember to look in your pink ‘2Dos’ folder at the top of the page to find this.

https://www.purplemash.com/sch/grove-b21


Writing
You have just read Chapter 1 of King Lear on Bug Club for your reading task.


 

For your writing task today, we would like you to write a paragraph from the diary of each of the following characters mentioned in the chapter: King Lear, Goneril (the King’s eldest daughter) and Cordelia (the King’s youngest daughter). You might like to consider the following in your diary entries:

King Lear
• Why has he chosen to split his kingdom between his daughters?
• What did he think the results of his ‘who loves me the most’ task would be?
• How did he feel about his two eldest daughters’ answers? Was he surprised? What does he think of these girls?
• Which piece of land had he been saving for Cordelia?
• How does he feel when Cordelia gives her answer?
• What does he predict will happen now with his eldest daughters and Cordelia?

Goneril
*Remember that this character is portrayed as more selfish than Cordelia*
• How does she feel about her father’s task?
• How did she know what to say to manipulate him?
• What does she plan to do now she has her own land? How will she treat her father now he is no longer King?
• What does she think of Cordelia?

Cordelia
• How does Cordelia feel when her father first announces he will split his power?
• Why did she give him the answer she did? How does she feel about his reaction?
• How does she feel about the marriage proposal?
What does she think will happen with her two eldest sisters and father now? What are her worries?

 

Maths

Gazelles



Tigers
1. 2/3 + 4 /7 =
2. 8616 ÷ 4 =
3. 35% of 2800 =
4. ________ - 9.6 = 11.01
5. 3² +  200 ÷ 10 =

Lions and Zebras
1. 196 ÷ _____ = 14
2. 4² +  3 x  ? = 31
3. 100.8 ÷ 100 =
4. 2/3 ÷ 7 =
5. 46% of 2870 =

 

Daily Challenge

Today we would like you try this reasoning challenge. 
 


• Remember that there is only one of each number from 1−15.
• You may want to write out the numbers on some paper and cut them out 
• How will you remember which combinations you have tried? Think about how you may record what combinations you have tried.
• You could use a table to list what the cards need to total and record every combination possible.
• Top tip: The Commutative Law of Addition says that 1 + 14 = 14 + 1, so remember that every option can be reversed.

• Note any observations as you go.

Complete this on J2E or in your book. Make sure you take a picture and email it to your class teacher.

Daily challenge- Geography

Today we will begin by recapping how to locate a 6 figure grid reference. Each square on a map has its own grid reference. These help the map-reader to locate a place. The important rule to remember is: “Along the corridor. And up the stairs.”

Match the 6 figure grid references to refresh your memories:
     

 

Friday’s Maths answers

Gazelles
(1) 8.5   (2)80   (3) 1/9   (4)10, 772  (5) 2400
Tigers
(1) 60  (2)11.4  (3) (4)8,464   (5)
Lions and Zebras
(1) 8,464  (2) 1,892  (3)89,008 (4)342 (5)1 and 27/35

 

Friday 12th June

Reading


This is our final day reading the Ickabog this week. Here is Chapter 6 and 7:
https://www.theickabog.com/the-fight-in-the-courtyard/
https://www.theickabog.com/lord-spittleworth-tells-tales/

Write the start of the next chapter of the book. Your chapter should be at least half a page long. You can write this on j2e or in your home learning book. Remember to take a photo of this to share with your class teacher.

*If you have been enjoying reading the Ickabog and want to enter the nationwide competition to illustrate the book, click here to find out more details*
https://www.theickabog.com/competition/

Literacy
Grammar

 

Log onto Collins Connect and have a go at placing the hyphen after a prefix correctly.

https://connect.collins.co.uk/school/portal.aspx

Writing
Yesterday you began writing your newspaper article about the discovery of this creature.
Today you are going to complete your article. Once you have finished it, edit and improve your writing using the following techniques:

1. Read aloud
2. Add
3. Replace
4. Take away
5. Read aloud again
6. Check that you have punctuated your writing correctly, using Year 6 punctuation.

Maths

5 a day
 

Gazelles
1. _____ + 37 = 48.5
2. 2 x 5 x 8 =
3. 1/3 ÷ 3 =
4. 14, 759 – 3987 =
5. 40 x 60 =
Tigers

 

Lions and Zebras
1.  92% of 9200 =
2. 3784 x 0.5 =
3. 98,002 – 8994 =
4.  25, 650 ÷ 75 =
5.  3 and 1/5 – 1 and 3/7

Daily reasoning
Log on to BGFl and complete the arithmetic challenges on J2Blast/SATs KS2 Blast. Remember to take a screen shot of your score and send it to your teacher.


Main activity
Today we would like you to complete the activity Round and Round to solve problems involving +, -, x and ÷ using decimals and rounding answers to specified degrees of accuracy, on Education city.
https://www.educationcity.com/

Daily Challenge

Select one of the challenges from the home Curriculum journey. You have a wide selection of activities to choose from.

Make sure you email a picture of your work to your class teacher. 

Thursday’s  answers

Gazelles
(1) 7/4 or 1 and ¾   (2) 31  (3) 18,642  (4) 12 (5) 4/18

Tigers
(1) 14/15   (2) 52 (3)5  (4) 2325  (5)0.11

Lions and Zebras
(1) 81  (2) 0.4 (3) 3 (4)232.5  (5) 2/3

Thursday 11th June 2020


Reading


We will be continuing to read the Ickabog today. Here is the link to Chapter 4 and 5:
 

https://www.theickabog.com/the-quiet-house/
 

https://www.theickabog.com/daisy-dovetail/

Write an entry from Daisy’s diary showing how she feels about her mother’s death and being moved from her house. You might like to include:

 

  • Information about her mother’s illness and how she felt watching her mother work through the night
  • How she feels about the King now
  • How she felt when she heard the King would not visit her and her father to offer his condolences after her mother’s death.
  • How she got the news that they would be moving house. Her thoughts and feelings as they packed their belongings and her impression of the new house.
  • How it now feels to be pretending to feel ‘normal’ when she’s actually not ok.

Your diary entry should be at least half a page long. You can write this on j2e or in your home learning book. Remember to take a photo of this to share with your class teacher.

*If you have been enjoying reading the Ickabog and want to enter the nationwide competition to illustrate the book, click here to find out more details*
 

https://www.theickabog.com/competition/

 

Literacy

Grammar

Complete the following quiz to practice your SPAG skills.

Writing


Your creature has been discovered! The local newspaper writes an article about the creature.

Your task is to write that article.

Think about:

  • Your headline (title of your news article).
  • Your introduction using the 5ws: what, where, who, when, why. Not all the 5 Ws need to be included.
  • First paragraph giving extra information about how the creature was discovered and who it was discovered by.
  • Description of the creature.
  • Quotes from witnesses, who have seen the creature.
  • Has the creature attacked anyone?
  • Has the creature been captured? If so, where has it been taken?
  • Has the creature escaped?
  • Do the police think it is dangerous? Are they warning local residents?

Click the following link and read through the power point to remind yourself of the features of a news report.

https://prezi.com/sbo29x3otlst/key-features-of-news-reports/

Spend some time planning your article today and begin writing it. You should spend 45 minutes on your writing.

Maths

5 a day

Gazelles
1. 2and ¼ - ½ =
2. 3 + 7 x 4 =
3. 478 x 39 =
4. 144 ÷ 12 =
5. 1/ 2 x 4 / 9 =

Tigers  
1. 4 and 1/3 – 3 and 2/5 =
2. 4² x 3 + 4 =
3. ½ x ?/4 = 5/8
4. 31% x 7500 =
5. 1 – 0.89 =
 
Lions and Zebras


Daily reasoning

Main activity


Gazelles


Today we would like you to divide one- and two-digit numbers by 10 and 100 and identifying the effects on the place value of individual digits within each number.
 

Complete the activity on education city: The Divisible Man 


https://www.educationcity.com/


Zebras, Lions and Tigers


Today you will solve problems involving decimals. Complete the Purple Mash activity.
 

https://www.purplemash.com/sch/grove-b21

Daily Art Challenge

Well done to everyone who submitted their art work in last week. It was hard to choose a favourite! We especially liked how you not only chose bright colours in the style of Andy Warhol but also use pointillism for a very Roy Lichtenstein effect.


This week we are going to merge our artist’s  styles together and use their individual techniques to create a more dramatic pop art.
 

Remember Andy Warhol focused on:

  • Images that represeny any item that is popular culture
  • Repeated images, each one with bright bold colours

Roy Lichtenstein focused on:

  • Onomatopoeia words in comic book style made up of layers of colours
  • Use of pointillism to create the image.

Have a look at one Mrs Umar created this week:

 

The inspiration behind mine was the story of the rocket launch that happened last week in America.

SpaceX became the first private company to successfully launch a rocket carrying astronauts to the International Space Station. It was very exciting to watch live and thanks to technology to see what the astronauts could see at each stage of their journey.  If you missed it, go back and have a look at page 11 of this week’s First News newspaper and read up all about it.

Remember to evaluate your work:

  • How well did you think you did?
  • What could you have done even better?

For example in my work:

I feel that overall I am pleased with the image and the colours that I used. However, I feel that my pointillism in blast was more effective than it was in the shoot word.


Remember it is art and your own interpretation so you may wish to share/create a picture based on what you understand. In the words of Andy Warhol “Art is what you can get away with.”

Wednesday’s answers
 

Gazelles
(1) 0.176   (2)0.08   (3) 2/15  (4)85,148   (5) 160  

 

Tigers
(1)  351  (2) 4/40   (3) 17,808.3  (4)96   (5) 19.64

 

Lions and Zebras
(1) 48.75   (2) 19.64   (3) 18,566.1  (4)2 / 35 (5) 962

Reasoning answer:

 

Wednesday 10th June

Reading

We will be continuing to read the Ickabog today. Here is the link to Chapter 3:
https://www.theickabog.com/death-of-a-seamstress/

We learn a lot about King Fred’s character in this chapter. Today we would like you to look back at what we have learnt about him so far in the book (you may need to reread chapter 1 and 2). Draw a picture of what he looks like (use the description of him in the book to do this), and around this picture write down his personality traits (including evidence from the text). For example, you might write:

King Fred is selfish. We know this because in the text he refuses to visit the house of his dead servant while admitting that if he died he would expect her to visit him.

Try to include at least 5 personality traits.

Remember to take a photo of your work and email this to your class teacher.

*If you have been enjoying reading the Ickabog and want to enter the nationwide competition to illustrate the book, click here to find out more details*
https://www.theickabog.com/competition/

 

Literacy

Grammar
Read through the information and watch the videos teaching you about how to use semi colons correctly.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zdtny9q

Complete the quiz and write your answers for activities 2 and 3 in your home learning book or upload them on j2e.

Writing

Today you are going to write a sign that you would see in a zoo, providing information about this creature.

Include information about:

• The name of the creature.
• What country does it come from?
• What type of habitat it lives in i.e. forest, jungle, mountains etc..
• What type of climate it prefers to live in? i.e. hot, cold, arid, humid?
• What does it eat and how it gets its food.
• The size it can grow to. Height and weight.
• The features on its body and how they help it to adapt to where it lives.
• Their behaviour and habits.

Here are examples of signs at a zoo to help you with your ideas. You can add pictures and a map to make your information sign interesting to read.

 

Maths

Gazelles
1. 17.6 ÷ 100 =
2. 4 – 3.92 =
3. 2/5 ÷ 3 =
4. 81, 175 + 3, 973 =
5. 40% of 400 =

Tigers
1. 13% of 2700 =
2. 4/5 ÷ 40 =
3. 3789 x 4.7 =
4. 3360 divide 35
5. _______ - 3.75 = 15.89

Lions and Zebras
1. 13% of 2700 =
2.  _______ - 3.75 =
3. 3789 x 4.9 =
4. 2/5  ÷ 7 =
33,670 divide 35

Daily challenge

Main activity


Gazelles
Today we would like you to multiply one-digit numbers with up to two decimal places by whole number, complete the activity on Purple Mash:
https://www.purplemash.com/login/

Zebras, Lions and Tigers
Follow the learn screen, it will demonstrate the long division of a 2 digit number by a one digit number, where the answer contains a decimal fraction.
https://go.educationcity.com/content/index/34315/8/2/6

Then complete the homework on MyMaths.

 

Daily change- Moving on

During the next few weeks we will be focusing on your transition to secondary school and looking at ways in which we can make this change easier for you to manage. We will be exploring your hopes for secondary school and the things that you are looking forward to as well as well as addressing any worries and questions that you may have. Remember, it is perfectly natural to worry about such a big change like moving to secondary school. Your teachers are here to help you in any way that we can.


Before we discuss moving to secondary school, I would like you to reflect on all the wonderful experiences that you have had at Grove. These could include:


-Friends

- A funny moment

-Best school trips

-Achievements

-Taking part in a performance

-Favourite projects
-Clubs
-Learning an instrument
-Special celebration days like World Book Day or Comic Relief
-Other experiences that you remember and have been inspired by


Your task is to be creative and record these memories in an interesting way.

Here are some ideas.
• Create a poster of your special memories.
• Create a piece of art work using the school logo. You can perhaps re-create the school logo and add your special memories on the leaves.
• Create a book with different chapters for the different memories you have.
• Capture your memories in a fun way by creating a ‘Memory Jar’. Using coloured paper, write down your favourite memories. You can use different colours to show different categories of memory e.g. blue for friendship, yellow for teachers, red for favourite lessons, green for school trips. If you do not have coloured paper, simply label your memories or colour them in. Use a jam jar or a plastic bottle to collect your memories; you could even personalise your jar with decoration.
• Using the ideas from the following link, https://safeyoutube.net/w/DegE you can create  photo frames of different memories.
• You can create a video of yourself, explaining some of your most cherished memories of Grove and the things you will miss.

Click on the following link to help you remember some of the trips you have been on. There may even be pictures of you and your friends that you can use for your memory work. Also, you can click on the pupil section on the school website to help you remember other special days at Grove. There are also pictures on the Year 6 curriculum page that you can take a look at.

http://web.grove.bham.sch.uk/visits-and-visitors

You will have a week to complete this task. Make a start today by planning what your memories are and thinking carefully about how you are going to express these memories. We look forward to seeing your creations and celebrating your time at Grove. Please send us pictures of your work by uploading them onto J2e or sending an email.


Yesterday’s Maths answers
Gazelles
(1) 7524 (2) 2 /15  (3) 20.01   (4) 1321   (5) 4.002
Tigers
(1) 9.7   (2)164  (3)100 (4) 1369  (5) 21/5 OR 4 and 1/5
Lions and Zebras
(1)100 ((2)1369  (3) 5 (4) 0.21  (5) 164

Daily Challenge answer

 

Tuesday 9th June

Reading

Today we will be continuing to read the Ickabog. Here is the link for Chapter 2:
https://www.theickabog.com/the-ickabog/

Write down the story about the Ickabog that Mr Dovetail might have told Bert over dinner that gave him nightmares. You will need to consider:
• How Mr Dovetail described the Ickabog. How did it look? Smell? What did it sound like?
• Where did in live in the story?
• What did it do in the story that scared Bert? What was its reason for doing this?
• How does Mr Dovetail create suspense in the story to make it more scary?
• How does Mr Dovetail end the story so that the Ickabog is made to seem like a mysterious and frightening creature?

Your story should be at least half a page long. You can write this on j2e or in your home learning book. Remember to take a photo of this to share with your class teacher.

*If you have been enjoying reading the Ickabog and want to enter the nationwide competition to illustrate the book, click here to find out more details*
https://www.theickabog.com/competition/

 

Literacy

Grammar

Complete the following quiz to practise your SPAG skills.

 

Writing
 

                                                        
Yesterday you began to plan and write an opening paragraph to the story of the day you discovered this creature. Today you are going to complete your opening paragraph. Once you have finished it, edit and improve your writing using the following techniques:

1. Read aloud
2. Add
3. Replace
4. Take away
5. Read aloud again
6. Check that you have punctuated your writing correctly, using Year 6 punctuation.

 

Maths

Gazelles
1. 209 x  36 =
2. 1/3 x 2/ 5 =
3. 11.01+ 9 =
4. 3963 divide by 3 =
5. 40.02 ÷ 10 =

Tigers
1. 0.97 x 10 =
2. 2788 divide by 17 =
3. ___ x 4.75 = 475
4. 37% of 3700 =
5. 3/5 x 7 =

Lions and Zebras
1. ___ x 4.75 = 475
2. 37% of 3700
3. 2/3 ÷ __ = 2/15
4. _____ - 4 = 3.79
5. 2788 divide by 17 =

 

Daily challenge


Main activity

Gazelles

Today we would like you to complete the activity on Multiplying and dividing decimals by 10, 100 and 1000. Complete the activity Mrs Cow’s Milk on education City. 
https://www.educationcity.com/

Zebras, Lions and Tigers

Today we would like you to recap multiplying decimals with whole numbers complete the MyMaths lesson on https://app.mymaths.co.uk/myportal/library/9/84/881#collapse13 to help you.
Complete the activity on Purple Mash on multiplying one-digit numbers with up to two decimal places by whole numbers.

Remember to click on the '2Do' folder at the top of the page.

https://www.purplemash.com/sch/grove-b21

Good luck!

 

Daily challenge- Science

So far we have looked at how different animals are grouped.

Vertebrates can be mammals, reptiles, amphibians, birds or fish.
Invertebrates can be annelids, insects, arachnids or molluscs (plus a few other options!)

Carl Linneaus is considered to be the ‘father of modern taxonomy’. Here he is talking about his classification system in a vlog:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/science-ks2-the-work-of-carl-linnaeus/zhnjf4j

Now watch it again. Write down the definitions of the following key words:
 

Key Word Meaning
Botanist  
Zoologist  
Taxonomy  
Organism  


Linneaus went beyond simple classification by also classifying organisms into kingdoms.

Use this website to research the 5 kingdoms that he spilt organisms into: http://www.oum.ox.ac.uk/thezone/animals/animalid/kingdom.htm
Create a spider diagram for each kingdom to organise your notes.

For each of these pictures, explain what kingdom the organism is in, and why.
 

Yesterday’s Maths answers
 

Gazelles
(1) 8,125   (2)  5.99  (3) 3/5     (4) 40.2     (5) 112

Tigers
(1)133, 128     (2)  106.2   (3) 2 and 32/35     (4)  112    (5) 1,225

Lions and Zebras 
(1)133, 128     (2)  106.2   (3) 2 and 32/35     (4) 119      (5) 639

Daily challenge answer

 

Monday 8th June

 

Reading

You may have seen on the news that the fantastic author J K Rowling has written a new story, the Ickabog. She explains a little bit about it on her website:
https://www.theickabog.com/home/

J K Rowling is publishing this story for free on her website. It will be published as a book in November, and she will donate any money she makes from the sale of the book to those who have been affected by the coronavirus.

This week we will be beginning to read the Ickabog. Here is the link to Chapter 1:
https://www.theickabog.com/king-fred-the-fearless/

Once you have read this chapter:

Draw and label a map of the land of Cornucopia. You should include the towns of Chouxville, Kurdsburg, Baronstown, Jeroboam and the Marshland, but can also make up some of your own towns to plot as well. Read the chapter carefully to ensure that you plot the position of these towns correctly (does it say they are north/ south/ east/ west?) and that you include any natural features of the area e.g. rivers, vineyards and orchards.
Now label your towns with any information you find out about them in the text. What are the people like there? What are they famous for?
Take a photo of your map and email it to your teacher or upload it onto j2e. The best maps will be put on the school website.

*If you have been enjoying reading the Ickabog and want to enter the nationwide competition to illustrate the book, click here to find out more details*
https://www.theickabog.com/competition/

 

Literacy

Grammar

Log onto Purple mash to practise punctuating lists correctly.

Remember to click on the '2Do' folder at the top of the page.

https://www.purplemash.com/sch/grove-b21

 

Writing

Imagine that you have discovered this creature. Write the opening paragraph to a story, explaining how you came across it.

• Think about where you were and what you were doing at the time.
• Describe the place that you found it.
• How did you notice the creature?
• Was anybody with you at the time?
• Describe the creature.
• How did you react when you saw it?
• What were you thinking?
• How did the creature react to you?

Can you include a wide range of clause types, a semi-colon and colon?
Can you choose language precisely to build tension in the reader’s mind?

Today you can plan and begin writing the opening of your story. You should spend 45 minutes on your writing.

 

Maths

Gazelles

1. 325 x 25 =
2. 0.63 + 5.36  =
3. 1/5 +2/5 =
4. 4.02 x 10 =
5. 1008 divide by 9 =

Tigers

1.  3698 x 36 =
2. 2.36 x 45 =
3. 3 and 1/5  - 2/7 =
4. 1008 divide by 9 =
5. 35 % of 3500 =

Lions and Zebras

1. 3698 x 36 =
2. 2.36 x 45 =
3. 3 and 1/5  - 2/7 =
4. 4641 divide by 39 =
5. 18 % of 3550 =

Daily challenge

Main activity

We would like you to recap decimal, fraction and percentage equivalents by following the link to this BBC Bitesze lesson and complete the activities.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zrkw2fr
 

Then complete the Bargain Hunter activity on education city 

https://www.educationcity.com/
 

Good Luck!

 

Daily Challenge- Geography

Today you will apply the knowledge of compass points and accurately provide directions. Long before GPS satellites and SatNavs, the compass gave humans an easy and inexpensive way to orient themselves.

No matter where you stand on Earth, you can hold a compass in your hand and it will point towards the North Pole.

Below are the points on a compass.

   

 

Complete the table entering the compass directions for Ron and Harry to follow.

Friday's Maths answers

Gazelles

(1) 235  (2) 19,620  (3) 0.4567  (4) 4   (5) 64

Tigers

(1) 230.5  (2) 641,328  (3) 4  (4) 64, 000   (5) 164

Lions and zebras

(1) 164  (2) 72, 799  (3) 2,394  (4) 53.5   (5) 5/18

 

Friday 5thJune 2020

 

Reading

Complete the comprehension on Collins Connect: 

https://connect.collins.co.uk/school/portal.aspx


Literacy
 

Grammar

Today we want you to complete the activity: Snow Hope to help you spell words ending in -able and –ible.

https://go.educationcity.com


Writing
 

Yesterday you started editing your final draft of the twisted tale. Your target today is to continue to edit and improve your writing.

Re-watch this editing and improving clip and use it for inspiration in your own work: 

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=CUScPnDwzPU&feature=youtu.be

Remember:
1. Read aloud
2. Add
3. Replace
4. Take away
5. Read aloud again

Finish writing up a final draft of your work on j2e or in your home learning book (spend 45 mins on this).

Maths

5 a day

Gazelles
1. 23.5 x 10 =
2. 545 x 36 =
3. 45.67 ÷ 100
4. 60 – 8 x 7 =
5. 8² =

 

Tigers 
1. 23.05 x 10 =
2. 6896 x 93 =
3. 60 – 8 x 7 =
4. 800 x 80 =
5. 10, 496 ÷ 64 =

 

Zebras
1. 10, 496 ÷ 64 =
2. _____ + 23, 986 = 96, 785
3. 57 % of 4200 =
4.  36.50 + ______ = 90
5.  5/6 ÷ 3

Daily reasoning

Go on j2blast and click on ‘SATs blast: KS2’
 

Click on the pink bold writing which says ‘take a test’.
 

Good luck!
 

Main activity

 

Daily Music Challenge:

Last week you read the story of The Firebird by Igor Stravinsky, a ballet based on a Russian folk tale. Remind yourself of the story.

Today you are going to listen to the piece of music and see how close you were to the predictions that you made last week. Can you link the different parts of the story to the different parts of the music? 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kd1xYKGnOEw

In your books write (or type up on j2e files) a description of this piece of music. Think about how the music starts, builds up in the middle and ends. Consider the various instruments that have been used and why. Use the following musical terms in your description:

-Pitch- Is the sound high or low?

-Tempo- Speed of the music

-Accelerando- gradual increase in speed

-Crescendo-Loudest point in the music

-Pizzicato-Plucking the strings with your finger

 

Thursday’s answers
 

Gazelles
(1) 21/4 OR 5 and 1/4   (2) 127, 629    (3) 805  (4) 10    (5) 0.72

Tigers
(1) 59,271   (2) 550.5    (3) 2,345  (4) 0.91   (5) 10

Lions and zebras
(1) 10   (2) 642.25   (3) 342,882 (4) 7.06   (5) 234.5

 

 

 

Thursday 4th June 2020


Reading


Read the following information about childhood labour during the Victorian times and answer the following questions on forms based on the text.

Worst Jobs For Kids

Ever moaned about having to do your homework? What about cleaning your bedroom, or hoovering the floor? Count yourself lucky you weren’t a child during Queen Victoria’s reign. You were lucky if you were sent to school back then; most children were sent out to work in some of the most horrific conditions you can imagine. You’ve probably heard about chimney sweeps and flower sellers, but there were much worse jobs out there if you were desperate. Do you love rolling around in the mud? How about scraping through the dirt to find any coins or lost bits of jewellery? If that sounds good, then a job as a tosher might have been right up your
street. It wasn’t just the muck and filth on the street though, you’d spend most of your time down in the sewers rummaging around for anything that the rich folk up above might have dropped into the drains.

Tiny children have tiny hands, and they were perfect for fixing the fiddly little mechanisms on the enormous looms that factories used to weave fabric. The sound of the shuttles flying backwards and forwards would have caused quite a din; however, they couldn’t stop working just to fix a machine. Instead, children would scuttle around underneath the vast wooden machines and try to time their movements perfectly. Quite often they would get it wrong. The lucky ones only lost a
finger. The unlucky ones? Well, I’m sure you can guess. It wasn’t just fixing the looms that children’s dainty digits were perfect for. The rise of the steam train meant that lots of children were needed to scrape out the cinders and clean the undercarriage of the engine. Not only did this involve a lot of choking dust and ash, but the cinders were often still red-hot, and many children suffered horrific burns.


Most houses were lit by candles back then, and so matches were needed by the thousands. Dipping the sticks in the toxic phosphorus was another job saved for the cursed children. The horrible chemical would rot their teeth and often led to fatal lung disease. Not sure it was worth it for a penny a day.

Dick Whittington said that the streets of London were paved with gold. More accurately, they were often paved with filth, particularly dog droppings. Luckily for the children of the time, they could earn money by scraping it up and selling it to the tanners - people who turned the hide of a cow into leather. If they really wanted to earn some money, they could help the tanners by stamping the poo into an odorous mix of chemicals (barefoot, of course) and using it to soak the skins. Unfortunately, many poor children didn’t have access to a bath afterwards!

So there you have it. There were some pretty vile jobs for luckless lads and lasses in Victorian times, and we haven’t even mentioned leech collectors, coal miners, rat catchers, navvies (canal diggers) and grave robbers. No wonder so many children were desperate to go to school!


Literacy

Grammar

Today we would like you to look at the Collins Connect activity on adverbs and modal verbs of possibility .

https://connect.collins.co.uk/school/portal.aspx

Writing


Your target today is to edit and improve your writing.
 

Read your writing out loud to someone else in your house and ask for feedback.

• Are all of your tenses correct?

• Which part of the writing did they enjoy the most? Why?

• Which part would they improve? Why?

• Were there any parts of the writing where they got confused? How could you make this less confusing?
 

Begin to write up a final draft of your work on j2e or in your home learning book (spend 45 mins on this).
 

Maths
 

5 a day

Gazelles

1. 4 and ¾ + 1/2=

2. 4727 x 27=
3. 1804 - _________ = 999
4. 2/5 x 25 =
5. 1 – 0.28= 

Tigers
1.  859 x 69 =
2.  1.5 x 367 =
3. 67% of 3500=
4. 1 - ________ = 0.09
5. ____ x 0.81 = 8.1

 

Zebras
1. ____ x 0.81 = 8.1
2. 1.75 x 367 =
3.  3987 x 86 =
4. _____ - 6.1 = 0.96
5. 67% of 350 =


Daily reasoning


Main activity

Zebras, Lions, Tigers


Well done for completing your main activity so well yesterday!

Today we would like you to complete the Education City Challenge ‘Substitute players’.
 

https://www.educationcity.com/

Good luck!

Gazelles:


Well done for completing your main activity so well yesterday!

Today we would like you to complete the Education City Challenge ‘On the Rocks’.
 

https://www.educationcity.com/

Good luck!


Wednesday’s answers
Gazelles
(1) 0.010    (2) 353   (3)6.94   (4) 52/12   (5) 300,000 and 400

Tigers
(1) 14,623  (2) 363 (3) 704 (4) 96 (5) 972

Lions and zebras
(1) 15,040.8    (2) 627   (3) 30.4  (4) 69   (5) 54

Daily Art challenge

We really enjoyed seeing your Andy Warhol inspired pop art. Well done! 

This week we will still be looking at the pop art movement of the 1960’s but this time we will be looking at, and recreating the work of another famous artist called Roy Lichtenstein.

So who is Roy? Roy was an American artist born in New York in 1923. He became famous for his bright and bold paintings of comic strip cartoons as well as his paintings of everyday objects. He was one of a group of artists making art in the 1960s who were called pop artists because they made art about 'popular' things such as TV, celebrities, fast food, pop music and cartoons.
Even though he often painted everyday objects, one area that continued to fascinate Roy was the emergence of the comic book. He often used the comic book style of drawing as his inspiration for his art - with a little twist!
Where traditional comic book art was made of bold fully coloured characters, Roy used a series of dots and dashes to create his work. Have a look at the image below. Although he copied this image exactly from one of his many comic books, look more closely and you will see he has used a series of dots to make the complete picture!

Today we are going to be looking at another of his unique drawing – comic book words. For this he chose onomatopoeic words  - which are words that mimics the sound of the object or action it refers to. For example ‘zzzz’ refers to sleep, ‘acchhoo’ represents a sneeze. Roy used words such as ‘slam’ ‘bang’ ‘whoosh’ ‘woe’ ‘crash’.

No is your turn.

  • Use the bank of words above and get creative.
  • Don’t forget to use some form of pointillism to make it reflective of Roy’s distinct style. 

 Take a quiz to find out which pop artist you are!

https://www.tate.org.uk/kids/games-quizzes/quiz-which-pop-artist-are-you

 

Wednesday 3rd June

Reading

Yesterday you started writing your own version of the poem, ‘Junk, a Tale of Jasper O’ Leary’

Watch the poem again to remind yourself about how it sounds, when it is performed.

https://www.literacyshed.com/junk.html

Edit, improve and complete your poem. Once your poem is finished, read it to a family member. Remember, poetry is created to be read aloud so read it aloud as you go. You may need to add in or take away words to help with this as you are writing. Create a performance of your poem. Perhaps you can use props from objects in your house.

You can video your performance and send it on the class email address.

 

Literacy

Grammar

Today we would like you to practise punctuating dialogue.


 

Writing

Yesterday you began writing your twisted tale. Today you are going to complete this.

Read what you have written so far. Are you achieving your purpose?  Have you included powerful vocabulary which will make the reader really understand your emotions? Watch the video on education city to help you. 

https://go.educationcity.com/content/index/34856/8/1/6/null/null/false/false/null/0

Today we would like you to focus on including correctly punctuated speech.

Complete the writing on J2E or in your book and email a picture of it to your class teacher. Spend another 45 minutes finishing off your rough draft.

 

Maths

Gazelles
1 1.01 divide by 10 =
2 2824 ÷ 8 =
3 8.7 – 1.76 =
4 2 and 2/3 + 4/5 =
5 8, 320, 404 = 8,000,000 + __________ + 20,000 + ______ + 4

Tigers
1. 4178 x 3.5 =
2. 3 and 2/3 x 99 =
3. 88% of 800=
4. 6624 ÷ 69 =
5. (4 + 3 ) x (98 – 17) =

Zebras
1. 4178 x 3.6 =
2. 3 and 2/3 x 171 =
3. 38% of 80 =
4. 6624 divide by 96
5. ? x (8 x 4) = 1728


Daily challenge

Main activity

Zebras, Lions, Tigers
Work through this MyMaths lesson on geometric sequences, answering all of the questions:
https://app.mymaths.co.uk/1732-lesson/geometric-sequences-1

Now try the homework that has been set by your teacher on MyMaths
https://www.mymaths.co.uk/

Gazelles
Work through this MyMaths lesson on sequences:
https://app.mymaths.co.uk/237-lesson/sequences

Now try the homework that has been set by your teacher on MyMaths
https://www.mymaths.co.uk/

 

Daily challenge- Science

Before half term, we learnt about the different types of microorganisms. Today we will begin by looking in depth at coronavirus. Read the book found here and make notes: 

http://web.grove.bham.sch.uk/media/upload/files/Coronavirus-ABookForChildren-(1).pdf

Scientists around the world are currently working hard to produce a vaccine. In the past, smallpox, a disease caused by a virus, was responsible for causing millions of people to die. However, thanks to Edward Jenner’s discovery of a vaccine, it is now completely eradicated. Watch this clip to find out more:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/z3d9wmn

Read this powerpoint about Edward Jenner.

Create a poster summarising his life and achievements. This can be completed on j2e or in your home learning book (if you do this, remember to take a photo of your poster and email it to your teacher!)

 

Yesterday’s Maths answers

Gazelles

(1) 4,280   (2) 27,846   (3) 120,615  (4) 12   (5) 11.85

Tigers
(1) 1.21   (2) 1 and 9/35   (3) 5.191   (4) 64   (5) 2/45

Lions and zebras

(1) 0.18   (2) 601.7   (3) 384   (4) 65   (5) 8

 

Tuesday 2nd June

Reading
Yesterday, you listened to the poem ‘Junk, a Tale of Jasper O’ Leary’

Watch the poem again. You may want to watch the poem more than once.

https://www.literacyshed.com/junk.html

Today you are going to create your own version of the poem listing possible things that Jasper O’ Leary would eat.


• Your target is to make the poem rhyme using the similar style to the Tale of Jasper O’ Leary.
• Lists – your poem will be a list of foods, so remember to punctuate these suitably with commas.
• Synonyms – there will be some purposeful repetition, but there will be a time where you might need synonyms to help avoid repetition too. Think of different words for food, eat/ate, tasty.
• Include a range of vocabulary. In poetry, you have a smaller word count for description so choose your words wisely.
• Punctuate your poem. Remember that the rules for punctuating poetry are a little freer. Use a full stop if you feel that your sentence is finished or you are moving on to describing a different theme. Keep up the use of commas for clauses and lists and see if you can challenge yourself to use some of your other Year 6 punctuation. ; : -

Here is an example of how you can start your poem:

Jasper O’Leary,
a curious boy,
Eater of things,
Very few would enjoy…

He would gobble on rubbish found in the yard,
No matter the texture, if soft or if hard.
He ate trees, he ate rubbish, he ate nothing but junk,
Whether clean, or old, or covered in gunk.

The list is endless, but I shall go on,
For he ate it all up, until it was gone...

Write your poem in your home learning book or type it up on j2e. You can also take a picture of your poem and send it on the class email address.

 

Literacy

Grammar

When we organise our writing into paragraphs, we need to make sure that anyone reading it can follow the ideas. This means that the ideas should be linked together.

Today we would like you to complete the Collins Connect activity on linking ideas in paragraphs

https://connect.collins.co.uk/school/portal.aspx

 

Writing

Write the first draft of the story you planned yesterday. Consider the following points:

• Will you write in 1st or 3rd person?
• What atmosphere are you trying to create?
• How do you want the reader to feel?
• Describe the setting - What should the reader be able to see, hear and feel?
• Develop your characters using interesting and powerful verbs (think back to the grammar activity on Monday).
• Include expanded noun phrases and carefully selected prepositions.

Complete the writing on J2E or in your book and email a picture of it to your class teacher. Spend 45 minutes on this.

 

Maths

Gazelles
1. 3,871 + 409 =
2. 48, 824– 20, 978 =
3. 2,805 x 43 =
4. 2/3 of 18 =
5. 13.75 – 1.9 =

Tigers
1. 4 –_________ = 2.79
2. 3and 2/5 – 2 and 1/7 =
3. 14. 809 + ________ = 20
4. 3/8 of ____  = 24
5. 2/5 ÷ 9 =

Zebras
1. 10 x ____ = 1.8
2. 408 + __________ = 1009.7
3. 48% of 800 =
4. (3 x ?) + 12 = 207
5. _ ² + 4³ = 128

 

Daily Challenge

Tigers and Gazelles
Complete this pairs activity using your knowledge of linear equations:

https://app.mymaths.co.uk/6181-game/linear-equations-1-pairs-activity

Lions and Zebras
Complete this pairs activity using your knowledge of linear equations:

https://app.mymaths.co.uk/6182-game/linear-equations-2-pairs-activity

 

Main activity

Zebras, Lions, Tigers:
Well done for completing your main activity so well yesterday!

Today we would like you to complete the Education City Challenge ‘x marks the spot’.

https://www.educationcity.com/

Good luck!

Gazelles:
Well done for completing your main activity so well yesterday!

Today we would like you to work on simplifying expressions. Work through this MyMaths lesson:
https://app.mymaths.co.uk/169-lesson/simplifying-1

Then complete the homework on MyMaths that has been set for you by your teacher
https://www.mymaths.co.uk/

Good luck!


Daily Challenge- Music

Today you are going to read the story of the Firebird by Stravinsky. This is a ballet based on a Russian folk tale. You will be using this tale to predict what the music would sound like.

Read the following story:


Copy the following table in your book or type up to be uploaded onto j2e files. Predict what the music would sound like for each part of the story. Predict what type of instruments may be used. Give reasons for your predictions. Use the following language to explain how the music may sound:

-Pitch- Is the sound high or low?
-Tempo- Speed of the music
-Accelerando- gradual increase in speed
-Crescendo-Loudest point in the music
-Pizzicato-Plucking the strings with your finger

 

Yesterday’s Maths answers
Gazelles
(1)  24,472 (2) 191    (3) 8/6 or 1 and 1/3  (4)  160  (5) 72
Tigers
(1) 285,252   (2) 1/6   (3) 112  (4) 67.5   (5) 55
Lions and zebras
(1) 192   (2)896    (3) 3830.5  (4) 229.44   (5) 2.66

Daily challenge answer

 

Monday 1st June

Reading
Click on the following link and listen to the poem ‘Junk, a Tale of Jasper O’ Leary’

https://www.literacyshed.com/junk.html

You may wish to watch and listen to the poem more than once.

Answer the following questions in your home learning book or type it up on J2e.

1. What impression do you get of the character of Jasper O’ Leary? 3marks
2. What message is the poet trying to give us through the poem? 2 marks

 

Literacy

Grammar
Selecting powerful verbs for your writing is important to make it interesting and to really engage the reader.

Have a look at the BBC Bitesize lesson on using verbs to help you.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z64pf4j

Write down a more interesting word instead of went in each sentence:
1. Mary ………………………………….. to the post office, hoping she’d be in time to get a ticket.
2. Becky  …………………………………… around the shops after her gran, wishing she wasn’t there. 
3. Hayley…………………………………………………to the museum in her new car.

Change the verb said to a more interesting verb each time:

1. “The hills are alive with the sound of music,”…………………………….. Bob.
2. “Get out of my sight, you ungrateful, horrible woman,”…………………….. 
      Ryan.
3. “I think we should be quiet; no one else is talking in here,”…………………     
      Margaret

 

whispered        zoomed        bellowed           rushed              screamed stomped         shouted  sang     sprinted

 

Writing



You are all familiar with traditional tales and many of you have read them when you were younger. Miss Din has been reading Disney’s Twisted Tales and has thoroughly enjoyed reading them.



This week she would like you to write your own twisted version of a traditional tale.

Today we would like you to select one of the traditional tales from the link below (you may want to watch them more than once).

https://standalone.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk_sa/sa_item688839_1/subject/module/video_index/item688839/grade1/index.html

Complete the Traditional tale plan on J2E or in your book and email a picture of it to your class teacher.

 

 

 

You can look at our example to help you. 
 

 

• Will you make the hero a villain?
• Will the villain be the victim in the story?
• Will the damsel in distress be the real ‘hero’ and save the prince?
• Will you change the main character from a boy to a girl?
• There are many possibilities!


Maths

Gazelles
1. 322 x 76 =
2. 2,101 divide by 11 =
3. 2/3 +4/6 =
4. 40% of 400 =
5. 3² X 8 =

Tigers
1. 4,322 x 66 =
2. 2/3 x 1/ 4 =
3. 2 and 2/7 of 49 =
4. 15% of 450 =
5. 4² + 13 x 3 =

Zebras
1. 3/8 of _____ = 72
2. 2 and 1/3 of 384 =
3. 47% of 8150 =
4. 4.78 x 48 =
5. 3.75 - ______ = 1.09

Daily challenge

Main activity
This week we’ll be exploring algebra- one of my favourite areas of maths! First complete this quick recap on MyMaths:
https://app.mymaths.co.uk/1733-lesson/equations-1-one-step

Then complete the homework on MyMaths that has been set for you by your teacher:
https://www.mymaths.co.uk/

 

Daily Challenge- Geography
This week you have to complete one of the following activities to complete our geography topic:

Activity choice 1:

Before half term, you used Digi Maps to locate landmarks along the River Thames and to read six figure grid references.
This week we would like to use Digi Maps to go on a scavenger hunt in your home. You will go on a hunt for items in your garden or from your window.

You will learn:
 Digital mapping skills - zooming, panning
 Digital skills - annotating a map, uploading images, creating a print file

Follow the instructions on this link and click on the video.

https://digimapforschools.edina.ac.uk/resources/scavengerhunt/

Don’t forget to take a screen shot or a picture of your finished map and send it to your teacher.

Here is the link for Digimaps For Schools

https://digimapforschools.edina.ac.uk
 

The school login details are:

username: B219HB
password: dretts1191

Activity choice 2:

You have found the six figure grid references for a range of famous London landmarks. This week you can draw a picture of your favourite landmark and write a biography of it.
 When was it built? Who designed/built it?
 Why is it a famous landmark?
 How is it used? Have the uses changed over time?
 Interesting facts about the landmark.
Be creative in your presentation. Remember you will earn stars and the most creative will make it on the school website!


Friday’s Maths answers:

Gazelles
(1) 8835 (2) 3/40 (3) 2 and 1/6 (4) 0.25 (5) 2/20

Tigers
(1) 0.9 (2) 630 (3) 3,969 (4) 65 (5) 3,833.7

Lions and zebras
(1) 0.9 (2) 3 and1/10 (3) 315 (4) 65 (5) 23,333.7

Daily challenge answer:
Inverse triangle = 0; Rhombus = 1; Purple Square = 2; Rectangle = 3; Oval = 4; Star = 5; Triangle = 6; Semi circle = 8; Double star = 9; Hexagon = 10; Circle = 12.

 

Friday 22nd  May 2020

* Between 10:30 and 10:45 today you will be able to talk to your friends on j2messenger. Just click on the j2messager tile on the bgfl homepage and then select your class. We are looking forward to speaking to you all! *

Reading:

Complete the comprehension on Collins Connect: Advertisments 
https://connect.collins.co.uk/school/portal.aspx

 

Grammar:
 

Test your proof reading skills by completing the Education City game: Novel Approach: https://www.educationcity.com/

Writing:


You will be finishing your advert today for this toy:

Today you will be writing your paragraph explaining that the money raised from the sale of this toy will go to the NHS. You might like to include:

  • Why this is so important at the moment
  • What the NHS could do with this money
  • How it will make you feel, to know that the money is going to a good cause.
  • The target of how much they hope to raise
  • How giving money to charities helps children to understand kindness and generosity.

Write your paragraph on j2e or in your home learning book (and then send a photo of your work to your class email address).
 

Maths

Gazelles

1. 465 x 19  = 
2. 3/5 x 1/8 = 
3. 4 and 1/3 – 2 and 1/6 = 
4. 1 – 0.75 =  
5. 2/5 ÷ 4 = 

 

Tigers 
1. _____ x 10 = 9 
2.  22,680 ÷ 36 =
3. 9² x 7² = 
4. 2 and 3/5 x 25 = 
5. 983 x 3.9 = 

 

Zebras
1. _____ x 10 = 9 
2. _______ + 4 and ½ = 7 and 3/5 
3. 22, 680 ÷ 72 = 
4.  2 and 3/5 x 25 = 
5. 5983 x 3.9 = 

Daily reasoning

The coloured shapes stand for eleven of the numbers from 0 to 12. Each shape is a different number.

Can you work out what they are from the multiplications below?  Try starting with the square and the semicircle.

Main activity:


Gazelles

Today you are going convert between improper and mixed number fractions.

Watch the following video tutorial to learn how to convert between improper and mixed number fractions. You may need to write down your working out in your maths home learning book.


https://vimeo.com/415436982
 

Now answer the questions on Education City.
 

https://go.educationcity.com/content/index/33331/7/2/1/null/null/false/false/null/0

Tigers, Lions and Zebras


Today you are going to compare fractions and decimals and decide which is bigger and which is smaller. Remember to either convert both to fractions or decimals to help you decide. Use your maths home learning book to jot down your working out.
 

https://go.educationcity.com/content/index/1452/8/2/1/null/null/false/false/null/0

Yesterday’s answers:
 

Gazelles
(1) 160 (2) 19/15 or 1 and 4/15 (3) 1000 (4) 560  (5) 13, 932

 

Tigers
(1) 0.35 (2) 10 and 3/4  (3) 31 (4) 380.48 (5) 10,000

 

Lions and Zebras
(1) 1458 (2) 4.002 (3) 630 (4) 184.5 (5) 3,206

 


 

Daily challenge:

Today we would like you to select an activity form the PE, maths or science pages.  There are a range of exciting activites to complete.

Remember to take a picture and email it to your class teacher. 

Thursday 21st  May 2020

* Between 10:30 and 10:45 today you will be able to talk to your friends on j2messenger. Just click on the j2messager tile on the bgfl homepage and then select your class. We are looking forward to speaking to you all! *

Reading:


Tongue twisters are a collection of words or phrases that are difficult to pronounce correctly, especially rapidly, because of alliteration. Alliteration is the repetition of the same sound in words.


In 'Betty Botter', the repeated sound heard at the beginnings of words is a 'b'. Alliteration is often used in poetry and when writers want to be playful with words.


Try these tongue twisters with your family.

Now have a go at writing your own tongue twisters – write at least 3. Remember to use alliteration, you can watch this BBc Bitesize clip to help you.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zfkk7ty/articles/zq4c7p3
 

Literacy
 

Grammar

Test your punctuation skills by completing the Education City game: River Deep:

https://www.educationcity.com/

Writing

Today you will be continuing to write your advert for this toy:

We would like you to write a paragraph for your advert about why it is important for children to understand that the NHS staff are real superheroes, and should be more inspirational than characters from comic books.
 

You might need to include:

  • Qualities that the NHS staff have shown during this crisis which are admirable e.g. their determination, bravery and kindness. Why are each of these important traits for children to learn about?
  • What type of games would children play with this toy? How would these games help children become better people?
  • Why is it important for your child to have a ‘real-life’ superhero rather than someone like superman, who is fictional?

Write your paragraph on j2e or in your home learning book (and then send a photo of your work to your class email address).

 

Maths:

Daily 5 a day: 


Gazelles
1. 8 x 5 x 4 = 
2. 4/5 + 3/5 – 1/3 = 
3. 100 x 10  = 
4. 6720 divide by 12 = 
5. 387 x 36 = 

 

Tigers 
1. 1 - ____= 0.65 
2. 13 and1/2 – 2and ¾ = 
3. _______ -  4  x 3 = 19 
4. 47.56 x 8  = 
5. 100 x 100 = 

Zebras 
1. 18 x ( 9 + 72) = 
2. _________ x 10 = 40.02 
3. 59, 220 divide by 94 
4. 41 % of 450 = 
5. 15 ³ - 13² = 

 

Reasoning problem of the day:


 

Main activity:

Gazelles

Today you are going to revise how to multiply fractions. Click on the following link, read the information and watch the video carefully. Write the answers to activity 1 in your maths home learning book.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zrspscw

Tigers, Lions and Zebras

Today you are going to be converting between fractions, decimals and percentages.

Click on the following link and read through the information. Have a go at the quiz and write the answers for activity 2 in your maths home learning book.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z64vbdm
 

Wednesday’s answers 

Gazelles
(1)  2400 (2)  6 and 1/6 OR 37/6 (3)  34 (4)   146 (5)  4
Tigers
(1) 26/21 OR 1 and 5/6 (2)  5.01 (3)  27,180.1 (4)   84 (5 30

Lions and zebras

(1)  30 (2)  16/21 (3)  5.01 (4)  27, 180.1 (5)  4112.5

Daily geography challenge:

Last week you located famous landmarks on the River Thames. Here are some interesting facts about the river.
 

Did you know?

  • The River Thames is 346 km (215 miles) long.
  • The source is the Thames Head, Gloucestershire and the Mouth is the Thames Estuary, Southend-on-Sea (North Sea).
  • The River Thames is the second longest river in the UK.
  • It is the most well-known of Britain’s rivers because it flows through central London.
  • It also flows through (or really close by) some other important towns and cities in England, such as: Richmond, Kingston upon Thames, Windsor, Henley-on-Thames, Oxford and Reading.

River features and land uses vary along the course of a river. Today we would like you to log on to Digi Maps and travel along the River Thames again. This time we want you to draw conclusions about the different uses of the river.
 

  • Make sure you use the key to help you.
  • Are there any other clues on the map which help you?

Consider the following questions:

  • What are the different uses of the river?
  • Why are rivers important?
  • Is the river used differently on the outskirts of London in more rural areas compared to inner city London?
  • What are the positive and negative impacts on the river because of the different ways it is used?

Here is the link for Digimaps For Schools
https://digimapforschools.edina.ac.uk

 

The School login details are:
 

username: B219HB 

password: dretts1191

 

You can also use the following links to help you:

https://www.3dgeography.co.uk/river-thames

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/guides/zyt9q6f/revision/7

http://https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/guides/zyt9q6f/revision/8.
 

Create a fact file on the different uses of the River Thames. Be creative - you can earn more stars! Present your work on BGFL or you can do it on paper and take a picture to email your teacher.

 

 

 

Wednesday 19th May

 

* Between 10:30 and 10:45 today you will be able to talk to your friends on j2messenger. Just click on the j2messager tile on the bgfl homepage and then select your class. We are looking forward to speaking to you all! *

 

Reading

Today we would like you to read Chapter 1 of Jazz Harper: Space Explorer.

 
Then answer the questions below:


 

Literacy

Grammar

Complete the grammar quiz below:

 

Writing

You have spent the past two days looking at this Banksy painting:

For the next three days, we would like you to write an advert for this toy. Today you will be writing the introduction for the advert. You might like to include:
• Rhetorical questions to begin
• A slogan
• A brief description of what is special about the toy. What features does it have? What effect does it have on children? Why is it better than other superhero toys?

Here is an example of a paragraph beginning an advert for a train set:
Is your child tired of their current toys during lockdown? Are they looking for a traditional yet thrilling toy to occupy them for hours? Then why not invest in the train set 2000!

This classic toy has excited children for decades, allowing them to develop their imagination and coordination skills. The train set 2000 has all of the features which have made this toy so successful for so many years, with a few delightful extras! It’s five bridge network will astound boys and girls of all ages. The ability to personalise your own train will thrill all. Plus the multi-player game pack included will ensure that everyone in the household has the very best experience with this toy.
So why not cho-cho-choose this?

Write the introduction for your advert on j2e or in your home learning book (and then send a photo of your work to your class email address).

 

Maths

Gazelles

1. 60% of 4000 =
2. 2and 1/3 + 3 and 5/6 =
3. 3² + 5² =
4. 1314 divide by 9 =
5. ¼ x 16 = 

Tigers
1. 4 and 4/7 – 3 and 1/3 =
2.  ___ + 7.99= 13
3. 5783 x 4.7 =
4.  2 and 1/3 x 36 =
5. 60 x ______ = 1800 =

Zebras
1. 60 x _____ = 1800
2. 4 and 1/3 – 3 and 4/7  =
3.  ___ + 7.99= 13
4. 5783 x 4.7 = 
5. 47 % of 8750 =

Daily Challenge

Main activity

Gazelles

Today you are going to solve fractions of an amount. Follow the link on Mymaths. Read the information carefully and answer the questions.

https://app.mymaths.co.uk/5855-lesson/modelling-fractions-of-amounts

Then answer the questions that you have been set for homework.

Tigers, Lions and Zebras

Today you are going to solve problems involving fractions of amounts.
Click on the following link, read the information and watch the videos carefully. Write the answers to activities 1 and 2 in your maths home learning book.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zjhtpg8

 

Daily Challenge- Science

Today we will be beginning to look in depth at microorganisms. Watch this clip from BBC bitesize for a quick introduction:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zfxxsbk/articles/zsgtrwx

Here are three of the five types of microorganism: 

Use this information to try to classify the microorganisms below: 


There are five types of microorganism: bacteria, viruses, fungi, protozoa and algae. Create a poster about these types of microorganism on j2e. These websites will be helpful:

https://www.childrensuniversity.manchester.ac.uk/learning-activities/science/microorganisms/what-and-where-are-micro-organisms/- This website only works on a laptop with Adobe flash player.
https://www.ducksters.com/science/bacteria.php
https://www.ducksters.com/science/biology/protists.php
https://www.ducksters.com/science/biology/fungi.php
https://www.ducksters.com/science/biology/viruses.php
https://www.theschoolrun.com/homework-help/micro-organisms
https://kids.britannica.com/students/article/microorganism/329995
https://kids.kiddle.co/Microorganism

 

Yesterday’s Maths answers:

Gazelles
(1) 50.4 (2) 0.21 (3) 3/8 (4) 22/40 or 11/20  (5) 17

Tigers
(1) 8.94 (2) 2.6 (3) 41  (4) 1,283.5 (5) 3/40

Lions and zebras
(1) 3/32 (2) 10.01 (3) 215  (4)  2,091.5 (5) 4

 

Daily Challenge-

 

Tuesday 19th May

* Between 10:30 and 10:45 today you will be able to talk to your friends on j2messenger. Just click on the j2messager tile on the bgfl homepage and then select your class. We are looking forward to speaking to you all! *

Reading
Today we will be looking at riddles. Watch the BBC Bitesize clip to find out more:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z4mmn39/articles/z84p97h

A riddle is a type of poetry that describes something without actually naming what it is, leaving the reader to guess. Try to solve the following riddles. The answers will be posted tomorrow.

Riddle 1:
Fred can throw a ball as hard as he can and it always comes back to him. Nothing and no one touches the ball except Fred. Why does the ball come back?
Riddle 2:
What does a cat have that no other animal has?
Riddle 3:
What is as big as an elephant, but weighs nothing at all?
Riddle 4:
A boy fell off a 100 foot ladder. But he did not get hurt. Why not?
Riddle 5:
Where does Friday come before Thursday?
Riddle 6:
What goes up and down, but never moves?

Now have a go at writing some of your own riddles. The best ones will go up on the school website.


Literacy

Grammar
Test your punctuation skills by completing the Education City game: Halley’s Comma:
https://www.educationcity.com/

Writing
Do you remember the Banksy painting we looked at yesterday?

Today we would like you to imagine that you are the boy in the photo and you are persuading your mother to buy you this toy. You will need to think about:

  • The persuasive language you are using. You already have a lot of toys- what makes this one special?
  • How to use rhetorical questions to persuade your mother.
  • How to use exaggeration to show how fantastic the toy is.

Write one paragraph showing the discussion you have with your mother. Remember to use speech punctuation carefully.

Write your paragraph on j2e or in your home learning book (and then send a photo of your work to your class email address).

 

Maths

Gazelles

1) 27. 4+ 23 =
2) 1 -0.79 =
3) ½ x ¾ =
4) 4/5 – 2/8 =
5) 4 x 5 -3 =

Tigers
1) 12 - 3.06 =
2) 27.4 + _______ = 30
3) 119 – 6 x 13 =
4) 17% of 7550 =
5) 3/5 ÷ 8 =

Lions and zebras
1) ¾ ÷ 8 =
2) 12 - _____ =  1.99
3) 8 and 3/5 x 25 =
4) 47% of 4450 =
5) 3² + (16 -?) = 21

Daily Challenge

Main activity
Gazelles

Today you are going to revise how to add and subtract fractions with the same denominator and with different denominators.

Click on the following link, read the information and watch the videos carefully. Write the answers to activity 4 in your maths home learning book.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z7ty382

Tigers, Lions and Zebras

Today you are going to recap on how to multiply and divide fractions by a whole number. Read the information carefully and answer the questions.

https://app.mymaths.co.uk/92-lesson/multiply-divide-fractions-intro

Then complete the homework on MyMaths.

 

Daily challenge- Online Safety

Lo: I can look after my own wellbeing and consider that of others when using chatrooms

Yesterday we looked at how messages can be misinterpreted by others and how you could write a clear message to avoid misunderstandings and people getting hurt.

Today we are going to explore how to look after your own wellbeing and that of others when using online messaging. 

What does the term wellbeing mean? The word wellbeing means to feel happy, healthy and safe, this is particularly important when using the internet and online messaging groups. 

Looking after your own wellbeing
When using social media and online messaging, it is important that you look after yourself and notice when something isn’t going right for you. 
Take a look at the following video to learn how to look after your own wellbeing when you are using online messaging and social media.
https://thekidshouldseethis.com/post/bbc-own-it-digital-wellbeing-animations

Activity 1: In this video the boy’s online wellbeing was being affected in lots of different ways. Make a list of the different problems that he was facing and write a solution for each problem.


Looking after the wellbeing of others
Group chats can be a great way to keep in touch with friends. But they aren't so great if one person is being sent mean messages or is excluded in the group. They may also feel ignored if no one is replying to their messages. So what do you do if you notice this happening? Read the advice in the following web link and watch the video.
https://www.bbc.com/ownit/its-personal/nasty-group-chat?collection=need-answers
https://www.bbc.com/ownit/the-basics/supporting-your-friends-online

Activity 2: Read the following scenarios carefully. Your task is to write a response to each one of these problems and offer the person some advice, thinking carefully about how you can support the wellbeing of other users.  Complete the form with your answers.



What do you do if you have made a mistake and upset someone?
We can all make mistakes from time to time, so what can you do if you have upset someone during an online message? Owning up to your mistakes and saying sorry is one of the most important things you can do.
Here is some more useful advice on what to do to make things better.
https://www.childnet.com/young-people/primary/get-answers/what-makes-a-good-online-friend/how-can-i-say-sorry

Being a good online friend
Activity 3: Take the following quiz to check how you can become a good online friend.
https://www.childnet.com/young-people/primary/get-answers/what-makes-a-good-online-friend/quiz-time


Yesterday’s Maths answers
Gazelles
1. 54 696 (2) 957 (3) 7 and 5/6 (4) 0.407 (5) 600
Tigers
(1)  383.5 (2) 86 (3) 1,104.5 (4) 17 (5) 100
Lions and Zebras
(1)  1314 (2) 1234 (3) 76.21 (4) 0.0204 (5) 36, 464.8

Daily challenge answer:

 

Monday 18th May

Reading
On Friday the UK celebrated 75 years since VE Day to mark the end of WW2 in Europe. This week’s First News front page article is VE DAY CELEBRATING IN LOCKDOWN.



Go to the first news page on the Grove website: http://web.grove.bham.sch.uk/first-news-online-editions
Find the article that you can see a small picture of above.
Answer the following comprehension questions in your book or on j2e.

Literacy
Grammar
Follow the link to complete the grammar quiz:

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=hK6Sjwgw_kWNfZnF5eaflUBJBRgCwwBLge-FXjCehmlURFlKUUFBMlI4VTczWTNGOE5MSTNMU0xDQS4u

 

Writing
Have a look at this new Banksy picture that has appeared at Southampton Hospital:

 


It shows a young boy kneeling by a wastepaper basket dressed in dungarees and a T-shirt.
He has discarded his Spiderman and Batman model figures in favour of a new favourite action hero - an NHS nurse.
The nurse's arm is outstretched and pointing forward in the fashion of Superman on a mission.
She is wearing a facemask, a nurse's cape, and an apron with the Red Cross emblem (the only element of colour in the picture).
The artist left a note for hospital workers, which read: "Thanks for all you're doing. I hope this brightens the place up a bit, even if it’s only black and white."


For your writing today, we would like you to imagine you are Banksy (the artist of the painting). Write a paragraph explaining what inspired you to paint this. You might like to include:
• A description of what the painting shows
• What you think the boy is thinking as he plays with the doll
• How you feel about the work the NHS is currently doing against the spread of COVID 19.
• Why you feel it was important to create this work, and why you have displayed it at the hospital. How do you want the NHS staff to feel as they walk past it?

Write your paragraph on j2e or in your home learning book (and then send a photo of your work to your class email address).

 

Maths

Gazelles
1. 2378 x23 =
2. 4785 ÷ 5 =
3. 7 and ½ + 1/3 =
4. 4.07 divide by 10 =
5. 30% of 2000 =
Tigers
1. 14.75 x 26 =
2. 1376 ÷ 16 =
3. 47% of 2350 =
4. 3² + 4 x 2 =
5. 4.07 x _______ = 407
Lions and zebras
1. 36 % of 3650 =
2. 9 x _________ = 11,106
3. 79 - ________ + 13 = 15.79
4. 2.04 divide by 100 =
5. 479.8 x 76 =

Daily challenge:

Main activity:

Today you are going to be comparing fractions to see which is greater or smaller. Remember to find the common denominator.

Follow this link on MyMaths to remind you how to compare a set of fractions.
https://app.mymaths.co.uk/1771-lesson/ordering-and-simplifying-fractions

 

Now answer the quiz questions that have been set for you on Purple Mash. Remember to click on the pink icon at the top on the left called '2Dos' to find your work.

https://www.purplemash.com/sch/grove-b21

 

Daily Challenge: Online Safety

LO: How can I make sure my online messages are clear and respectful?

This week we are launching j2e Messenger to use with our classes. As part of this, we are going to look at how to stay safe and happy when using online chatrooms.

Using an online chatroom can be a great way to communicate with your classmates and catch up with them while you are at home. You can find out how everyone in your class is; what they have been up to; help each other with the work; and generally it can make you feel happy after having communicated with your friends.

Today and tomorrow you are going to be thinking about how we can use online chatrooms in a safe, sensible and appropriate way, considering the wellbeing of other users and yourselves.

Today we are going to focus on how a tone of a message can be interpreted in different ways and how to write appropriate messages to avoid any misunderstandings.

Activity 1: How do you speak to other children and adults when you are in school? Write a list in your book. Think about body language; facial expression; tone of your voice; the words you would choose.

Think carefully about how chatting to someone face to face at school and chatting to them online can be very different.

Activity 2: Create a table showing the differences between chatting to someone in school and chatting to someone online.

Chatting to someone in school Chatting to someone online

 

 

 

What problems might occur when chatting to someone online?

Look at the following video and watch what happens when someone misinterprets a message that a friend has sent.

https://www.commonsense.org/education/tlr-ui/modal-collection-video/2496916

It is really important that you think carefully about how you write your messages.

Check Before You Send

Be sure to ask yourself the following questions before sending a message:

1. Would I say this message to someone’s face?
Never send a text, email, comment, or post that you wouldn’t say to someone in person and at school.
2. Did I use capital letters correctly?
            Be careful when using UPPERCASE letters. It can sound like SHOUTING.
3. Think before sending an emoji.
           You may mean one thing when sending an emoji, however people may interpret it in different way and misread how you are feeling or become upset themselves.
4. Add some more detail to your message.
        Adding more information can also help them understand what you actually mean.

Click on the following web link for some more useful advice.

https://www.kidscape.org.uk/advice/advice-for-young-people/dealing-with-cyberbullying/think-before-you-post/

Activity 3: How would the following messages be misinterpreted? Re-write the messages, thinking carefully about being respectful, friendly, polite and clear. Remember, they cannot see your facial expressions, read your body language and hear the tone of your voice. Use the check before send list to help you.  Watch the video, where Mrs Patel introduces the task and goes through one example with you.


 

1. HEY WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN?
2. Send me your ideas for the poem.
3. That made me laugh!
4. YOU HAVEN’T MESSAGED ME!
5. 
OMG! Look at that picture of you on the website!

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