Wednesday 10th 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 introduce lists
You can introduce a list with a colon. The words before the colon must make a complete clause. Here is an example. There are three things you will need: a hat, gloves and some boots.
Please follow the video.
LC: To analyse an image and image description.
What do you think has caused the destruction all around the tree?
Why has this one tree survived?
If you walked through the portal, what would happen to you? What would you see?
If this was a portal to another world, would you go through it or stay on Earth, even if you had no idea what could happen?
Is it good to take risks? Are some risks riskier than others?
Answer all the above in full sentences please.
A preposition is a word that shows the relationship between one thing and another.
It may tell you where a thing is in relation to something else. E.g. The green, shining door appeared inside the tree.
It may tell you when something is in relation to another event. E.g. The portal would not close until the electrical storm had ended.
Can you write 3 sentences about the image that contain prepositions?
These sentences are ‘sick’ and need help to get better. Can you help?
The big tree had bark and leaves. Inside the tree were stars and the moon.
Imagine you have just walked through the open portal and into the world inside the tree. Draw/describe what you can see.
The tree was all that remained. A solitary figure, it stood there in defiance of the destruction surrounding it. The bark had begun to peel away, one piece at a time, joining the wreckage of other trees that lay scattered across the scorched earth.
This tree was different to the other trees. It contained magic. It contained hope…
Can you continue the story? What is so different about this tree? What has happened to the other trees around it?
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 3: Use Spelling Shed please to practise your spellings. Get used to the spelling rules and boost your Spelling Shed points.
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 (continued)
There is no doubt about it that his time in the airport lounge was a wondrous experience and one that he definitely wouldn’t forget. He was a farm boy, a rural chap and a turkey from his neck of the woods would not normally be seen wandering the floors of an airport. He was used to barns, fields and farmers, not planes, suitcases and Tie Rack. Brian was completely out of his comfort zone but yet he felt strangely comfortable. He was mesmerised by the whole experience and firmly placed in what he would describe as turkey heaven.
It was just the people! Lots of different people with lots of different mannerisms, fashion choices and bizarre ways. His breath was well and truly taken away and nothing was going to put it back.
This was a turkey from a world of turkeys where everything was pretty much the same everyday. Every single day! Everybody had the same name for crying out loud! In fact, the only change to the norm was him. The alternate name and the use of mascara told you he we was different and deep down maybe that is what Brian wanted. This was something he was beginning to realise. He craved variety because he was variety and for the whole of his barn waddling life, he had seen nothing but carbon copies.
A feeling of relief and escape worked its way through his feathers. He knew that he had made the right choice and that he would never return to that stupid turkey farm, with its stupid ways, its stupid smells and its stupid thick-headed foxes prowling the perimeter. No more hanging about that ridiculous barn, no more waiting for the fat farmer to feed them and to top it all off, no more having to lay eyes upon that horse of a girlfriend again who he also now considered a bit thick.
‘Good riddance losers’, he thought to himself. Then like Frodo Baggins, he waved good bye to The Shire.
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 does the author describe Brian prior to his experience at the airport? (1 mark)
- Before this, what was Brian used to? What was he not used to? (1 mark)
- In the airport, Brian was described as ‘out of his comfort zone’. Where do you think you would be out of your ‘comfort zone’? (2 marks)
- The airport is described as Brian’s idea of heaven? What would be your idea of heaven? (2 marks)
- The airport took Brian’s breath away. Can you think of an experience that took your breath away? (2 marks)
- Why do you think Brian is having such mean thoughts about the farm that he has just left? (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: Adding whole number with more than 4 digits.
Today we move onto adding numbers with more than 4 digits. This is not new news to you and it is something that you should be comfortable with. Please watch the video closely, ensure you understand what is being modelled and make sure your understanding is clear and that you are confident with what you need to do.
This lesson will focus on place value, column addition, interpreting tables, missing number and explaining mistakes made.
Year 6 History Afternoon
Join Year 6 Afternoon Drop-in Zoom Meeting (2:00)
Meeting ID: 990 0558 9187
A Dog in Time by Lauren St John
Before he moved out, Ellie’s dad was a human alarm clock.
“Ready? Steady? GO!” he’d cry as he burst into the room each morning.
Heart pounding, Ellie would bolt upright – often from a dead sleep. From that moment on, her entire family ran at life as if it were an Olympic event.
Suitcases in the hall meant that Dad was jet-setting off on a business trip. He’d dash out to the taxi as Ellie and her mum rushed about getting ready, clutching half-eaten bits of toast. Their nerves jangled if the traffic held them up. Her mum had to catch a train.
School was a whirl too. The bell jangled constantly. Exam preparations, activities, extra lessons, more exams.
Ellie’s head span. Back home, gravy stiffened and gravy congealed as homework and pinging messages swallowed dinner time. Her dad was always missing. Her mum’s hugs were distracted.
Ellie’s dreams were filled with dogs. Plump golden Labrador pups, whip-smart Border collies, mongrels with soulful eyes. To Ellie, dogs equalled love.
“We don’t have time for a dog!” her parents would chorus, snatching out their phones to check emails and news headlines.
They did have time to get divorced, Ellie thought bitterly now, as the school bell rang. Children exploded out the gates. Ellie ran too. She had a mountain of homework. Her mum was in such a hurry to get home, she took a short cut. And got a puncture.
As her mum fretted about the tyre and her work deadline, Ellie spotted a crawling bee by the side of a country lane.
“It needs some sugar water if it’s to survive,” said her mum. Tyre forgotten, she mixed a little from a flask and a sugar sachet. She laughed with delight when the bee revived and flew away. It was the first time she’d laughed in weeks.
Elli exhaled, “Listen to the birdsong.”
“And the breeze in the leaves,” smiled her mum. “Wait , what was that?”
They both heard it: a faint whine. A path led to a field, where they found a thin, fearful stray dog caught in a rabbit snare. Ellie’s mum bound its paw with a torn strip of shirt. Ellie soothed it while her mother changed the tyre before driving them to the vet.
“What about your deadline?” asked Ellie.
“Nothing matters more than saving a life.”
Lucky, as they named the dog, moved in and saved them right back. At weekends, they breathed in pine forests, hiked hills, and they lay in meadows of poppies and cornflowers.
Television was a thing of the past. Ellie’s mother quit her job and freelanced from home. She discovered talents for gardening and cooking. Every day, she and Lucky enjoyed walking Ellie to and from school.
Ellie fell in love with painting – and Lucky.
Dogs slow life down. When they look at you, they really look at you and their soulful eyes ask you to see them too.
“Mind if we take a detour to watch the sun go down over the river?” Ellie would often ask her mum as they walked home. “Do we have time?”
“All the time in the world.”