Monday 8th February
Please could I encourage all parents and children to ask if you would like your reading books changed as this can be easily arranged. Also, would it be possible to please send photos of your children’s reading records on a Monday or Friday to show evidence that you/your child has read 3 times that week. We want you to get credit for your achievements!
Invite to Join Year 6 English Drop-in Zoom Meeting (09:30)
Meeting ID: 942 4812 5928
SPaG: Creating complex lists with semi-colons
Semi-colons can be used in complex lists especially when the items include commas eg: You can have ham, cheese or tuna pizza; vanilla, strawberry or chocolate ice cream; and tea, coffee or water. You normally add a semi-colon before and and the last item.
Please follow the video.
LC: To analyse an image and image description.
The Great House had many hidden treasures. As a 10 year old girl, many of the rooms were out of bounds for Elsa, but her desire for adventure often got the better of her…
She peeked back over over shoulder to check that the coast was clear. She could hear one of the butlers clattering around in the kitchens at the far end of the hall; no one knew she was there.
She carefully turned the ornate, golden door handle, hearing the mechanism inside clunk, and eased the heavy, wooden door open just enough to slip inside the room.
Immediately, Elsa was bathed in light as it poured down from the circular windows in the ceiling. She could see dust dancing in the beams of sunlight.
With a flutter of excitement inside her chest, she strode confidently into the centre of the room, her shoes click-clacking off the chessboard-like floor. She loved this library – it felt like she was ‘in’ history. How many lords and ladies had graced this great room? It has stood here for centuries, and Elsa doubted that little, if anything, had changed over the years.
Elsa loved reading, but that wasn’t why she had come to the library. She approached one of the golden orbs lined up along the centre of the library floor, and carefully placed her finger on the top. It had worked last time. Would it work again? She longed for the magic to happen, and closed her eyes in silent prayer…
Why is Elsa in The Great House?
Why are some rooms ‘out of bounds’ to her?
What time of day do you think it is?
How does Elsa feel as she enters the library?
What is she hoping will happen in the library?
What happened the last time she was here?
Will anyone notice she has gone?
Answer all the above in full sentences please.
Can you draw a picture of what will happen when the orb in front of Elsa opens?
Verbs are action/doing words.
Can you identify all the verbs I have used below? Can you replace them with more interesting verbs?
Elsa walked bravely across the floor. Light came down from the windows. She looked back over her shoulder to see if anyone was there.
These sentences are ‘sick’ and need your help to get better. Can you help?
Elsa stood in the room. It was a big room, with rows of books and a nice floor. The ceiling was very high and it was very light.
Here are the spellings for this week:
Mr Emmerson’s Spelling Group: conscious, environment, physical, stomach, temperature, system, shoulder, twelfth, forty, muscle, marvellous, educational, rhyme, shoulder, sincere, sincerely, stomach, substance, suggest, management,
Mrs Oakley’s Spelling Group: conscious, precious, unconscious, suspicious, delicious, vicious, spacious, gracious, subconscious, ferocious, malicious, judicious, vivacious, luscious, atrocious, precocious, tenacious.
Focus on the spellings from your group and complete the following activities:
First day of the week which means write your spellings down, ensure that you understand what they mean, (if not look them up) and then focus on the syllables of each word. Spelling Test is back to Friday this week.
All of these spellings are on Spelling Shed under either Spring Week 6 Mrs Oakley or Spring Week 6 Mr Emmerson
Theseus was a great hero in Greek mythology. As a young man, he set out on the difficult and dangerous journey from his birthplace, Troezen, to the Greek capital of Athens. This extract describes two of his adventures.
Theseus continued on his journey in peace, until he came to the Isthmus of Corinth, where two adventures awaited him. The first was with a cruel giant named Sinis, nicknamed The Pine-bender, whose usual practice was to bend some huge pine until its top touched the ground, and call to any unsuspecting passer-by to seize it and lend him a helping-hand for the moment. Then, as soon as the innocent stranger had complied with his request, he would suddenly let go of the pine, which, freed from his gigantic grasp, sprang back to its upright position and hurled the unfortunate traveller way up into the air, to be dashed to pieces against the rocky mountain side.
Theseus , who had already heard of the giant’s stratagem, skillfully eluded the danger and finally caused Sinis to perish by the same cruel death which he had dealt out to so many others.
In one place the Isthmus of Corinth was exceedingly narrow and only the practicable pathway led along the rocky ledge, guarded by a robber named Sciron, who forced all who tried to pass him to wash his feet. While the traveller was thus engaged and knelt in the narrow pathway to do his bidding, he would suddenly raise his foot, kick him over the side and hurl him down into the sea below, where a huge tortoise was ever waiting with gaping jaws to devour the victims.
Instead of yielding to Sciron’s exactions, Theseus drew his sword and by his determined bearing so terrified the robber, that he offered him free passage. This offer, however, did not satisfy Theseus , who said he would sheathe his sword only on condition that Sciron performed for him the menial office he had imposed on so many others. Sciron dared not refuse and obeyed in fear and trembling, but he was doomed never to molest any one again, for Theseus kicked him over the precipice into the breakers, where the tortoise feasted upon his remains with as keen a relish as upon former victims.
Questions: (Please make sure that you are aware of the mark weight for each question. If the question gives you 2 marks, it is either looking for 2 different points or 1 point with reference to text to explain your answer)
- What do you think the word ‘eluded’ means? Check your answer in a dictionary. (1 mark)
- How did Theseus conquer Sinis? (1 mark)
- Why were people travelling on the Isthmus of Corinth to avoid Sciron? (2 marks)
- In the third paragraph, which verb does the writer use that means ‘to eat’? (1 mark)
- How did Sciron feel when he was forced to wash Theseus’ feet ? Why do think he felt this way? (2 marks)
- Identify one feature of the text that suggests it is a myth. (1 mark)
- Do you think Theseus survived the journey to Athens? Explain your answer. (2 marks)
Join Year 6 Maths Drop-in Zoom Meeting (11:30)
Meeting ID: 990 0558 9187
Video Input to the maths lesson:
Maths: LC: Algebra: Finding pairs of values
Today we continue to look at Algebra. We are now looking at finding pairs of values. PLEASE use the video as a revision form. The video will DEFINITELY help to guide you and explain further so please watch it carefully and return to it as many times as is needed.
You will be looking at equations, tables and patterns, mass and plotting coordinates. Please ensure that you are comfortable with the focus today and ensure that if you need help not to struggle but instead pop into the Zoom session. It may be just a little thing needed to push you forward.
Year 6 Art Afternoon
Join Year 6 Afternoon Drop-in Zoom Meeting (2:00)
Meeting ID: 990 0558 9187
Simple task today in Art. Last Monday, you designed your final piece in the Romero Britto style with the focus of the piece being Crime and Punishment and looking at what we had learnt so far in History this month with regards to Roman, Anglo-Saxon, Tudor, Stuart and Georgian times and their methods of dealing with crimes during that period.
So today, please take that design and use it to create your final piece. Look at what worked and what you liked the look of and incorporate this to make a wonderful piece of artwork.
Please send me pictures of your finished pieces so that I can enjoy them. I will again attach the images underneath to guide you on Romero Britto’s style. Enjoy your afternoon. Please use the Zoom to ask ANY questions.
Look Out – A Poem of Hope by Philip Ardagh
Look out of you window.
What do you see?
Do you see what I see?
Do you see the savannah?
An endless sea of sand.
Or sheets of ice?
Do you see sky meeting
Like two brushstrokes
One of blue
And one of green?
Do you see
Wide open spaces
From your tiny box;
Yet to be trodden,
Air yet to be breathed,
And oceans crossed?
I do, too.
For this is hope.
And hope becomes
When the window
Becomes a door
And you can throw it wide.