# Wednesday 6th January

## Spellings

Remember to continue to practise your spellings. This weeks spellings are:

- siege

- niece

- grief

- chief

- fiend

- shriek

- believe

- achieve

- convenience

- mischievous

Can you write each word in a sentence?

## Maths

Starter- Complete the mental arithmetic questions as quickly as you can. Remember to set yourself a timer for 10 minutes and aim to finish within that time.

Main Activity- Today we are going to be recapping over the properties of 2D and 3D shapes whilst introducing important year 6 vocabulary. Key words you will have already learnt:

faces- part of a shape that is flat or curved e.g. a cube has 6 faces

edges- the line where two faces meet

vertices- the place where three or more edges meet

New key words are:

parallel- lines that continue to stay the same distance apart

perpendicular- a line that is drawn in a right angle to another line.

Work through the PowerPoint, looking closely at the shapes and the different terminology. Then complete the table- writing the properties of different shapes. Try to do this activity without using the PowerPoint.

Challenge activity- Can you follow the instructions to draw shapes? Can you explain your answers to the statements?

Plenary- Try the following sorting game.

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/115/sorting_3d_shapes_on_a_venn_diagram#

## English

Starter-  Hopefully you are starting to feel confident about using bullet points in your writing and you have a better understanding of cohesive devices. If you feel that you need to continue to practise these please see the following links:

- bullet points- https://www.naturalcurriculum.co.uk/year-6-grammar-lessons/bullet-points/tasmanian-devil/screen-1/

- cohesive devices- https://www.naturalcurriculum.co.uk/year-6-grammar-lessons/cohesive-devices/narwhal/screen-1/

Today we are going to focus on colons for lists using the following link. Colons (:) are used to introduce a list of items in a sentence. When we are using colons in this way the introductory clause must be able to stand alone as a main clause and make sense. Use the video link before completing 'The grammar bit' and 'whiteboard challenges'. If you would like to challenge yourself you could complete an activity from 'writing ideas'.

https://www.naturalcurriculum.co.uk/year-6-grammar-lessons/colons-for-lists/indian-giant-squirrel/screen-1/

Main Activity- This week we are going to continue focusing on embedding a range of punctuation into our work. Some of the information will be recaps to help you develop the skills.

Our focus today is parenthesis- what is parenthesis?

Parenthesis is a word or phrases that is inserted as an explanation or afterthought into a passage which is grammatically complete without it, using brackets, dashes and commas.

Work through the PowerPoint recapping on the use of parenthesis and complete any activities on a new sheet of paper/ word document.

Then try the activity below.

## Art and Design

Over the next couple of weeks we are going to be focusing on the artwork by William Morris. Below I have uploaded a PowerPoint of photographs of Artwork that William Morris created. Firstly, I would like you to look at the PowerPoint about the artist William Morris and his early life.

Activity- Your activity is to create a piece of art based on one of William Morris' designs. You can choose to use whichever materials you have at home. You may choose to sketch using pencils, use pastels or crayons or paint.

## P.E.

Use the following link to take part in a short yoga activity.

## PDF Documents

Some children are having difficulties opening Microsoft Word so all documents have also been converted to PDF files. Please let me know if you are having any more difficulties.

Miss Tomlinson

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