Friday 8th January

Spellings

While you are working from home I wanted to follow our class timetable as much as possible therefore, today is the day of our spelling test.  You may have a grown-up at home that can test you on our spellings but if not, follow the link below to listen to the video below by Mrs. Green who will test you on your spellings.

Remember to send me your scores or your test sheet so I can keep a record of your results.

Maths

Starter- Mental arithmetic- Set yourself a timer of 15 minutes to try and complete as many questions as you can. Think carefully about the different methods we have learnt this year and try to use these when answering the questions.

Please let me know if there is an aspect of maths that you would like more support with.

Main Activity- This week we have been focusing on geometry- looking at shapes and angles. We are going to continue this today by identifying the missing angles in a shape. We are going to be looking at:

- what the angles in a shape add up to

- equal angles in a shape

- finding the missing angles

Look at the PowerPoint below.

- Can you remember how many degrees are in a straight line?

- Can you remember what the angles in a 4 sided shape add up to?

- Can you remember what the angles in a triangle add up to?

The answers are 360, 180 and 180. Can you correct match the answers to the questions?

Plenary- Can you identify angles? Try the following game.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?a=activity16

English

Starter- I am hoping that you are finding this activities useful and informative. Yesterday you developed your dictionary skills. Today you are going to be developing your thesaurus skills. Use the link below to to learn about the Nile crocodile. Use the video to learn about the crocodile and then complete 'the grammar bit' and 'whiteboard challenges'. If you want to continue to develop your skills and challenge yourself try the 'writing ideas'.

https://www.naturalcurriculum.co.uk/year-6-grammar-lessons/using-a-thesaurus/nile-crocodile/screen-1/

Main Activity- Relative Clause

- What are relative clauses?

relative clause is a specific type of subordinate clause that adapts, describes or modifies a noun.

Relative clauses add information to sentences by using a relative pronoun such as who, that or which.

 Relative pronoun Noun that the pronoun refers to who Refers to a person which Refers to an animal, place or thing that Can refer to a person, place or thing

The relative clause is used to add information about the noun, so it must be ‘related’ to the noun.

Here are some examples of relative clauses (in purple):

She lives in Worchester, which is a cathedral city.

That's the girl who lives near school.

Rachel liked the new chair, which is very comfortable.

P.S.H.E

- What is a VIP?

- Why are they important?

VIP stands for a Very Important Person.

- Which people are important to you and why?

For me, I have many people who are important to me. My family are important to me for many reasons and so are my friends. Welbeck Class are also very important to me because I enjoy teaching them and I have so much fun with you when we are in school.

- How should we treat our VIPs?

- What qualities do we look for in our VIPs?

- Why is it important to respect our VIPs?

Activity- Think about your VIPs. Who are they? Why are they your VIPs? What qualities do they have that make them special to you? What do you do to ensure that the relationship between you and your VIPs stay strong? Why is it important to maintain a good relationship with your VIPs?

You can be as creative as you want with this task. Some of you may choose to answer the questions in written paragraphs, some may choose to design posters with the information on and include pictures or some of you may choose to use a laptop to complete your work. It is totally your choice and I am looking forward to seeing what you have created.

Music

We are learning to identify the different types of instruments in an orchestra. The instruments are organised into musical families:

Strings – String Instruments use vibrating strings to make their sound. The violin is an example of a string instrument.

Woodwinds – Woodwind instruments are made of a long hollow tube of wood or metal. The sound is made by blowing air through a very thin piece of shaved wood called a reed, or across a small mouthpiece. The clarinet is an example of a woodwind instrument.

Brass – Brass instruments are wind instruments made of metal with a cup shaped mouthpiece. The tuba is an example of a brass instrument.

Percussion – Percussion instruments are played by being struck or shaken. A snare drum is an example of a percussion instrument.

Use the following website to explore the different instruments and the sounds that they make.

https://www.classicsforkids.com/music/instruments_orchestra.php

Once you have done that I want you to try the game called 'Match the Rhythm'. The aim is for you to listen carefully to the beats of the music and repeat. There is a beginner and advanced section- you may choose to start as beginner and move up to the advanced or start at advanced.

What is a rhythm?

Rhythm is a strong, regular repeated pattern of movement or sound.

https://www.classicsforkids.com/games/rhythm_master.php

Keep me updated on how you get on!

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