01 April 2020: Home learning
April already – where does the time go?
A word from Mr Wain…
Hello again, everyone! I just wanted to say thank you for all the lovely emails you have sent – you have all been keeping really busy doing loads of fun and exciting stuff! From origami hats for pets to practising Pogo-stick skills, I’ve been amazed!
I myself have been exercising regularly using things around my home – resourceful! I’ve also been practising on the piano, refreshing my German speaking skills and baking cookies (inspired by you lot!) see below:
To the moment you’ve all been waiting for…
#HoHLF – Head over to the class news section of the website to check out our very first Hall of (Home Learning) Fame – congratulations to all of you who have claimed your place on the legendary, first-ever #HoHLF!
Keep safe and well guys and keep spreading the positivity! Remember, I’m only an email away at: [email protected]ration.org
A word from Miss Wilson…
Hi guys! Hope you’re all doing well and you’re not missing school too badly.
Thanks to everyone who sent an email updating me with what you’ve been up to. There were so many with such detail so I’m sorry if your reply took a little while! It was great to see the fab things you’ve been doing including some brilliantly creative learning.
Check the class news page for Y6 for the grand opening of the Hall of (Home Learning) Fame and congratulations to all who have nabbed a highly coveted place on the list!!!
I’ve been keeping busy with walks/cycles around Roundhay Park, a 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle (don’t knock it until you’ve tried it) and honing my FIFA skills – although, I am the second best out of a two person household. This time away from school seems to have flown for me and I think it’s down to a positive mindset and keeping busy. If you’re feeling lonely, reach out to someone and talk! If you’re feeling great, reach out to someone and spread the positivity!
Take care, guys!
Now, to today’s learning…
Year 5 Maths – LO: number sequences
Today’s learning is all about counting in fractions.
Year 6 Maths – LO: subtracting fractions
Year 5 and 6 Reading – FirstNews
Today’s task for reading is to read the following FirstNews paper! Click here to access it: FirstNews paper – Wednesday.
Like we do in class, you could discuss your favourite articles with people in your home, research something that has caught your interest further, or simply read for pleasure.
It would be really cool if you could share your favourite articles with us and why you liked them!
Year 5 and 6 Writing – LO: audience and purpose
Today’s writing task is to write to persuade.
This is to convince someone to do or think something/change their mind about something.
You need to have a think about something that you have done at home over the last few weeks, have just started recently or are planning to start soon.
This could be: baking, exercising, practising an instrument, practising a language skill, practising a sport (like kickboxing), speaking with family members over FaceTime, speaking with friends, playing a game, meditating etc…
Let’s say that you have been practising an instrument. You need to convince the reader that during this uncertain time, the one thing they must do is to practise an instrument, too. Whatever you want to persuade your reader about, you have to write in a persuasive way by providing benefits they can’t argue with!
Remember back to when we wrote persuasively in class:
Y5 – We wrote to Mrs Weekes persuading her about what to do with the plot of land behind school.
Y6 – We wrote to Theresa Villiers about stopping the use of palm oil.
R2s for persuasive writing:
- Formal language: I implore you/without a doubt/although…I firmly believe that…/
- Flattery: Surely someone as forward thinking as yourself would agree that…
- Rhetorical questions: Do you not want to become impress your friends and family with your new skill?
- Facts: these could be found by doing some research
- Opinions: be careful – we want the reader to take this seriously -As a result of practising the violin, I have experienced great joy and pleasure
Can you include any of the following, too:
- Parenthesis: – , ( )
- Relative Clause: Cycling, which is my favourite hobby, is a great way to keep healthy.
- Colons to introduce a list: Cycling, which is my favourite hobby, has many benefits: increased cardiovascular fitness, increased muscle strength, improved posture and reduced stress.
- Semi colons to separate items in a list: Cycling, which is my favourite hobby, has many benefits: increased cardiovascular, muscle and joint fitness; increased posture, coordination and mental well-being; and opportunities for fresh air.
As always, if you have any questions about any of the learning, please don’t think twice about sending a quick email and we will try our best to help you!
Keep well and stay safe – good luck!
30 March 2020: Home learning – answers
Year 5 and 6 Reading – Monday’s answers
You can find the answers for the FirstNews comprehension by clicking this link: comprehension answers to Monday’s task
Year 5 Maths – Monday’s answers
Year 6 Maths – Answers
31 March 2020: Home learning
Thank you for sending over emails telling us what you have been up to and how you are – it was really lovely to hear from you!
If you haven’t done so already, don’t worry! Feel free to let us know what you’ve been up to and how you are by sending an email.
It seems the Joe Wicks workouts, baking treats – such as scones – (which has inspired me to do the same) and using Duolingo to practise language skills have been very popular; keep it up!
Year 5 Maths – LO: improper fractions to mixed numbers
Year 6 Maths – LO: adding fractions
Year 5 and 6 Reading – LO: FirstNews debate
Today’s reading task is to conduct a debate based around the question:
Should the government do more to reduce food waste?
By clicking on this link: First News debate – Tuesday, you will be able to access the information based around our question.
Here’s what you need to do:
First, click on the link to open up the document.
Once this is open, you will read through the different sections which are:
- background information
- facts and figures
- environmental impact
- individual/government action
- arguments for and against the question
After you have read through these sections, you will be presented with a series of question cards (this is found on the last page).
These question cards are to be discussed with somebody in your home. If this isn’t feasible, then you could write down your thoughts in your home learning book.
R2s for a debate:
- Form your arguments based on the information provided
- Listen to any opposing arguments with respect
- Don’t interrupt – wait your turn to speak
- Try your best to speak clearly and confidently – this is a great skill to practise
- Have fun!
Here are some sentence openers to help you form answers to the questions:
Year 5 and 6 Geography LO: 8 points of a compass
Let’s journey back to our topic before Christmas: Geography – Where in the World?
Today you will be creating your own treasure hunt. This could be given to someone else in your family or for you to complete yourself!
Your task is to create an algorithm, that, if followed, will lead to a piece of treasure hidden somewhere in your home!
However, when creating your algorithm you must use points of a compass such as ‘north, north east, east, south east, south etc…’.
Here are a few example steps in an algorithm:
- Starting next to the front door, move north 5 steps.
- Now you’re here, move north-east 6 steps.
- Turn so that you are facing west. Move 8 steps.
Although you will need use of a compass in order to create your algorithm with north, north east, east, south east, south etc…, if you don’t have access to one, you can make up and agree on these points in your home.
As always, we would love to see how you’ve got on with any of the learning you have done!
Good luck, everyone!
30 March 2020: Home learning – Maths update
Below are updated pictures of the Y5 maths learning for today.
30 March 2020: Home learning
Y5 Maths – LO: equivalent fractions
Today we are venturing back to the start of this half term and looking at equivalent fractions – fractions that have the same value but look different.(e.g. 1/2 = 2/4)
Year 6 Maths – LO: compare and order fractions
Year 5 & 6 Reading – LO: comprehension
Your learning today is a comprehension task.
You should read the FirstNews task by clicking on this link: FirstNews comprehension – Monday (it will open as a separate page in your browser when you click the link). Once you’ve read it, answer the questions on page 2 – these questions will help you practice a range of reading skills.
Challenge 1: create your own questions for someone else to answer.
Challenge 2: ask someone in your house to help – they’ll need to be able to read so maybe not your pet dog or your favourite teddy bear. One of you is going to play the role of a ‘journalist’. The other person will play the role of an ‘expert’. The journalist should ask the expert questions that they can answer using the text. The expert uses the text to answer them. You could swap roles, too. Why not go BIG and put on a different voice, dress up or use a hairbrush as a microphone. You could even film it and send it in to us!
Year 5 & 6 Science – LO: materials and their properties
Email a picture of yourself to your teacher with your chosen object.
The more obscure the object (with correctly identified properties), the better your chance of possibly featuring on our #HoHLF – good luck!
28 March 2020: Home learning
27 March 2020: answers
“What are you doing Thor?” cried Loki.
A laughing Thor replied,“What does it look like?“
“Well, dancing, yes!“ said Loki, also laughing now. “But only you’re in your underwear!“
27 March 2020: Home learning
Happy Friday, everyone! Hope your week has been great and you’ve managed to enjoy the sunshine. Today’s tasks are maths, PE and writing.
Y6 Maths – LO: arithmetic
Your task today is to answer a mixture of calculations using the four operations that we’ve looked at this week.
First, though, I’d like you to hone your times tables skills using Times Tables Rockstars for at least 15 minutes.
- 9,256 x 23
- 2,856 ÷ 42
- 67.955 + 13.06
- 53 – 125
- 7,843 x 62
- 1,865 ÷ 17
- 128,356 + 50,844
- 623,952 – 256,482
On Times Tables Rockstars, challenge someone to a battle!
Y5 & 6 PE
Let’s mix things up, today! I’m missing my fresh air/boogie/running for WUSU and I know lots of you will be as well. Today, you have two options:
Option A: Using your favourite song, create a WUSU style dance that lasts 2-3 minutes. It should take you about 30-40 minutes to choreograph and you could even post it (safely) to that website “TokTik” or whatever it’s called that you all love but I don’t get because I’m old…
Option B: Taking inspiration from people like Joe Wicks, I’d like you to make up your own fitness workout lasting 2-3 minutes. It could include press ups, star jumps, running on the spot, lunges, squats, sit ups, burpees – anything, really, as long as your audience doesn’t need any equipment so they can do it at home.
You could even get in touch with someone else from school and collaborate your efforts! As always, we would love to see how you’re getting on with your home learning so if you do video yours, we’d love to see on an email! You might go viral! Who knows??
Y5 & 6 Writing – LO: punctuate speech
Your task today is to write and punctuate speech correctly and write a dilemma for your character. This should be no longer than half a page. Following from your setting description yesterday, your character needs to run into some sort of problem. This problem must include dialogue between two characters.
- Punctuate speech correctly, using inverted commas and capital letters appropriately.
- Use the said clause in different places for speech.
- When there is a new speaker, start a new line.
Here is an example of a dilemma with dialogue.
The ship entered a dark and gloomy cave – the sea was calm and quiet. Without warning, a huge figure rose out from beneath the black water. “Prepare yourselves!” shouted Bjorn, as he unsheathed his sword.
“I am Odin,” bellowed the shadowy figure, “God of wisdom, god of magic, god of death.”
“Remove us from this cave and let us pass,” commanded Ragnar. He knew that Odin was a powerful god and would not take kindly to threats; he threw his sword onto the deck in a gesture of good will.
Odin grinned, “To leave this cave, the price of death must be paid. Sacrifice one of your men to me and I will guide you to the fame and fortune you desperately crave.”
“Do it,” hissed Floki, “Give him your son, Bjorn. You have many more sons and you will have many more!”
“You think the death of my son is worth the gold and glory?” questioned Ragnar, slowly, as he held his arm out to Floki.
“Yes,” spat Floki, clutching Ragnar’s arm. “Give him to Odin.”
Ragnar turned to look at Bjorn, then back at Floki. His eyes were full of rage. He grabbed Floki by his chest, and threw him overboard. “There is your sacrifice,” he growled.
Correct the mistakes in the speech below. How many points will you get? There are 11 to spot!
“what are you doing Thor” cried Loki
A laughing Thor replied “what does it look like?
“Well, dancing, yes! said Loki, also laughing now but only you’re in your underwear!
26 March 2020: answers
Y6 Maths – LO: negative numbers
- 6 – 10 = -4
- 15 – 20 = -5
- -3 + 8 = 5
- -9 + 22 = 13
- What is 6 less than 4? -2
- What is 5 more than -2? 3
- What is the difference between 3 and -5? 8
- What is the difference between -10 and 10? 20
- The temperature in Leeds is 6°C. Sheffield’s temperature is 4°C colder. Glasgow is 8°C colder than Sheffield. What’s the temperature in Glasgow? -6°C
- In a building, the basement is at level -3. The office is 16 levels above the basement. What level is the office on? Level 13
Miss Kennedy says, “If I start at 27 and count backwards in 3s, I will say -12.”
Miss Wilson says, “If I start at 86 and count back in 6s, I will say -12.”
Miss Kennedy is correct because 27 is in the 3 times table so you’d reach 0 and then -3, -6, -9, -12. Miss Wilson is incorrect because you’d say -10 and then -16.
Y5 Maths – LO: multiplication
Reading – LO: RIC
Retrieval question: A shield
- Father says he chose his shield brothers carefully.
- Father says he would never have fought alongside any man who lied as you have.
Choice question: and felt a wave of hatred for Skuli sweep through him
26 March 2020: Home learning – Maths
After a bit of technical difficulties with the maths section of today’s learning tasks, here it is!