Tuesday 9th 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: Using colons to join clauses
Colons are used, like semi-colons, to join 2 main clauses but only when the second clause is there to explain the first one, e.g. I found my book: it was in the kitchen. As with a semi-colon, don’t use a capital letter after the colon.
Please follow the video.
LC: To analyse an image and image description.
How do you think the boy is feeling?
What emotions do you think the man is experiencing?
Who is the man on the platform?
What country do you think they are in?
Is he a normal boy or does he have certain powers?
Where do you think the train is going?
Will the driver realise what has happened?
Answer all the above in full sentences please.
Can you write a sentence containing a relative clause?
E.g. The boy, who found himself travelling at great speed, started to panic.
It splits the main clause.
The clause begins with ‘who’, ‘which’ or ‘with’.
It must supply an extra bit of information to the sentence.
Commas should surround the embedded clause.
These sentences are ‘sick’ and need help to get better. Can you help? Could you add an adverb?
He held on to the train. It was going really fast. He felt scared.
It all happened so quickly! One minute he was standing on the platform, the next he was hurtling through the air, hanging on for dear life…
Continue the paragraph above and complete the opening to the story. How far can you take this? Stretch yourself!
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:
Day 2 with regards this week’s spellings. Please take 3 of those spellings and apply them into sentences. Multi clause sentences only please. A multi clause sentence will include at least a coordinating and subordinating conjunctions or at least 2 coordinating conjunctions or at least 2 subordinating conjunctions.
Then left hand / right hand please.
All of these spellings are on Spelling Shed under either Spring Week 6 Mrs Oakley or Spring Week 6 Mr Emmerson
Chapter 2: The Airport Lounge
So the journey began. The turkey farm saw Brian’s departure and a new future began for both sides. Brian was dropped off at the airport by the farmer, who appeared slightly bemused as to why he was dropping a turkey off here and pretty much why he would be dropping a turkey of anywhere. Hypnoses has always been a skill that the majority of turkeys are comfortable with and it’s times like these when that skill comes in really handy. (Why they choose not to hypnotise farmers at Christmas to convince them not to kill them is beyond me)
Brian had successfully checked in and made his way through passport control and he now found himself comfortably seated within the departure lounge. This part of the story could easily be called ‘Brian discovers caffeine’ because his first encounter with an airport departure lounge also coincided with his first encounter with Starbucks and in hindsight, a double espresso may not have been the best starting point on his new adventure.
He just liked the sound of the word you see and his thinking behind this was that if it sounded good, it should taste good also. Turkey science, such as this, is not faultless. It has a reputation of being a slightly controversial area of academia. The chances are that you won’t find he scholars of Oxford, Cambridge and Warwick pitching their academic benefits to a family of turkeys whose son or daughter shows potential to excel within an scientific field. However, to be honest, on this occasion, Brian’s logical thinking paid off because he did enjoy the taste. As it happens, what he did not expect was the effects that followed when a previously caffeine free body becomes frighteningly caffeinated.
Oh my! A turkey full of caffeine is not a sight for the faint-hearted and definitely not one for young children. To sum up, if you ever pondered the scientific question of, ‘Is it possible for poultry to Riverdance?’ well this espresso experience would have confirmed the answer firmly as a YES! And how well would that dance be performed you may ask? Well that would be, with the beauty and grace that dance deserves. It really was a wondrous event. The thought of it still brings a tear to my eye.
However, it just so happened the following caffeine comedown was not quite as pretty. What a mess! Just watching him crying and power-napping outside of the Duty Free was enough to unsettle the strongest individual. The end couldn’t come soon enough.
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)
- How did Brian manage to convince the farmer to take him to the airport? (1 mark)
- Looking at your answer to question 1, what does this mean? (1 mark)
- What is Riverdance? Look at a video up to get a picture of how caffeine affected Brian’s body? (2 marks)
- Choose adjectives that describe the Riverdance to you. (2 marks)
- Now choose adjectives that describe Brian’s comedown from his espresso. (2 marks)
- Find a definition for ‘controversial’. (1 mark)
- Why is turkey science controversial? (2 marks)
- Predict the next steps in Brian’s adventure. (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 solving number puzzles, completing tables, looking at integers, possible values, area and perimeter and word problems. 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 PE Afternoon
Join Year 6 Afternoon Drop-in Zoom Meeting (2:00)
Meeting ID: 990 0558 9187
Ball games: Choose a sporting activity and practise your skills. It may be something you haven’t tried before or something you have and want to practise. I think that Year 6 in school are looking at badminton so that may be a sport that they have not tried so they will be developing new skills and new opportunities.
Let me give you some examples of sporting activities you could try or perfect: football, tennis, handball skills, badminton, basketball, netball, tennis, rugby. Research any training skills on the internet if you choose one that you would like to try but unsure of what activity you should do to help your skills.
Finally, tell me what you have been up to.
Daphne and the Doughnuts by Jessie Burton
Daphne (an old-fashioned name, pronounced Daffknee) was a very sensible girl. She ate the crusts of her toast not just the butter drenched bits in the middle. She made her bed in the morning, and at night she felt like a letter slipping into a fresh envelope, posting herself to pleasant dreams. She always unlaced her shoes before taking them off. She knew that the sky was blue. She would say to me, “Jessie, you know that ghosts aren’t real don’t you?” (I had, I will admit, suggested otherwise) And even though Daphne read stories in which animals talked – monkeys, tigers, lions, parrots, cats, bears, you name it, chattering away! – she would declare to me that in real life this was absolutely categorically impossible.
One sunny day, Daphne was walking home with her mother through the park, her shoes done up tightly, of course: no laces trailing anywhere to trip her up. They had visited the bakery, and Daphne was carrying a box of jam doughnuts. She hadn’t even asked if she could have a bite before dinner. That’s how sensible Daphne was.
When they stopped at the pond to look at the ducks, a very small Yorkshire terrier trotted up and sat by Daphne’s feet. Daphne continued to watch the ducks.
“Gizza doughnut,” said a voice.
Daphne looked around. It sounded like an old man, croaky yet hungry. Where was this old man, his gnarled fingers reaching down for her delicious treats?
“Oi,” said the same voice again. “Down ‘ere. Gizza doughnut. I’m starvin'”
Daphne peered down. The little dog was sitting expectantly on his haunches, and her words were in the air before she could stop them. “They’re for after dinner,” she whispered. That’s it, she thought. I’ve gone crazy. I’m talking to a dog.
“Just one,” the dog whispered back, his beady eyes imploring. “I bet you’ve got at least six.”
Daphne blinked. He was right: she had six doughnuts in this box. She looked towards her mum, who was making an appointment on her phone to the family dentist.
“You have one too,” the dog wheezed. “That’ll make it fun.”
He really wanted a doughnut. He really wanted Daphne to have a doughnut. Daphne opened the box and dropped one by his tiny paws. He snatched it, jam squirting and sugar sprinkling everywhere. Daphne closed her eyes and took one in her jaws, too. She stood in the sun with the little dog, scoffing a doughnut BEFORE DINNER.Oh, it was delicious. So perfect, so sweet and warm and soft! Never, in the long history of doughnuts, had a doughnut tasted better!
When she opened her eyes, the dog had disappeared. Daphne checked: four doughnuts left. He had been a very persuasive dog. It felt like the sun was setting in her stomach. As her mother ended her call to the dentist, Daphne licked the last grains of sugar off her fingers, glinting like diamonds in the light.
As I said: Daphne was a very sensible girl.