Almost at half term guys – well done for keeping going this far. We have been talking to your new high schools about your transition to them and we hope they have been in touch with you too. For those of you who are going to Wymondham High, Miss Taylor, who is managing the transition, has asked us to remind you of the survey they sent you – if you haven’t completed it yet, here’s the link again: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/2020Year71
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We will not be setting you any homework for half term so make sure you get outside and really make the most of being out in the fresh air, now that you can go out more. We hope you enjoy this time off and we will be in touch with you again after the holiday break!
Study Ladder and Purple Mash – We can see that many more of you are using Study Ladder now – please do so we can see how you are doing. We’ve left each of you a message. If you have lost your password, please email the office at school so they can resend it to you. Well done too, those of you who have done the work on Purple Mash. We especially like the comments. We miss you too!
We hope you are still doing with this daily challenge…
The login is: student23664 and password canary1
You could also catch up on the Espresso Key Stage Two News – it’s a good way to find out about what’s been going on, and we know you like it in school.
The week before last you needed to complete 10 games in the Studio – you will be locked out of the other areas until this is done. This means we can check your current average speed and see that it is still at a good level. I know that there was a problem with some accounts last week when TTRockstars were updating their system, so if you have already done the challenge, but your score looks worse, just play one more game in the Studio and it should reset it for you.
For those of you who are super competitive have a look at this event……dare you have a go?
In addition to previous recommendations, why not go on to Espresso. English 2. Comprehension. Stormbreaker.
Read the extract by Anthony Horovitz, then do the quiz. I know some of you are Alex Rider fans.
If you haven’t already done this, don’t forget this writing activity. It’s based around sending a letter to somebody to cheer them up. If you have not already done something like this, it would be a really worthwhile thing to do.
We have set you a Spelling revision activity set on Purple Mash. Due 26th May. Can you do better than last time?
Physical Activity – It’s up to you what activity you do at home, but it is important to keep a routine going. Rather than setting PE for you each week, try to join in with the Joe Wicks live school workout sessions. Google PE with Joe.
If you want to try something different you could do as a family – click on this resource to find some ideas that suit you: https://www.getset4pe.co.uk/ResourceBank/ResourceCategory/1002
English and Maths
To give your child a set of fully planned and accessible tasks to do at home, we are recommending Hamilton Trust’s website. They have a daily lesson for both English and Maths for Year 6. There are five lessons for each subject – just click on the link below – we know there have been some problems with the previous link but this one should work.
https://www.hamilton-trust.org.uk/ Then scroll down to the “From our blog” feature and you will find the “Learning at Home Packs ” picture – click on that to find the plans for your child.
You will need to click on Maths Learning Pack Week 7 and English Learning Pack Week 7 to download the materials for this week.
Don’t forget that you have your CGP revision and workbooks for maths and English – if you are finding any of the Hamilton Tasks a bit difficult, go back and have a look at that section in these.
Maths – Week 7 Hamilton plans:
This week the first two days are all about calculating intervals of time and reading timetables. Remember it is no good using column methods to add or subtract time – always use a number line!! This is a really useful life skill for you so make sure you understand the topic – try out your skills with the Challenge on day 2 – if you have a look at the video on this site, you can see some of the places on the timetable! https://www.nymr.co.uk/. I have also set you a Studyladder task to show your learning.
The rest of the week is back to algebra – including some of the puzzle squares we enjoyed doing before. Again, there are some good challenges, so don’t just look for the mild/hot worksheets. For something a bit different – try your reasoning with either of these sheets – the first involves addition, the second multiplication – you will need your logic skills here!
English – Week 7 Hamilton Plans
This is all about noun phrases, pronouns and determiners this week; and features
“Eric” by Shaun Tan – a beautifully illustrated book, which you can have read to you.
Don’t forget your revision guides which will also help you with these grammatical terms.
Day 1. Activities 1 and two for one peak, but also listen to the story. Two peak do 1,2 and 3. Three peak do Fun Time Extras. He is a very intriguing writer!
Day 2 One peak do Activity 1 and choose two parts of Activity 2. Two peaks do all of question 1 and 2. Three peak do all questions. The Endpapers are a lovely idea for all of you to try.
Day 3 One peak read Activity 1 but don’t answer the questions. Do the writing from Activity 2 a letter to Eric.
Two peaks do all of Activity 1 and Activity 2. Three peaks do all three activities. If you like reading out loud, you may enjoy doing Activity 3 even if you are doing a lower peak challenge!
Day 4 One peak do Activity 1. Two peaks do 1 and Activity 2. Three peaks – do all three.
Finally, for Day 5 One Peak should do Activity 1 and 2. For two peaks do Activity 1,2 and 3. For three peaks do all three plus the Fun Time activity.
Happy learning! 😊