Kingfisher Class w/c 8th June

We hope our videos don’t make you fall around laughing too much (or perhaps they should if that makes you happy!) – we are having to learn new skills too! We promise to try and get better week by week.

Daily/Regular Tasks

TT ROCKSTARS – you’re doing really well at this but please keep it up – 3×3 minute sessions per week is enough if your time is below 5 seconds average. You’re going to need your tables knowledge this week for your maths tasks.

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If you aren’t already a member join your local library and you can read lots of ebooks. See the link below:

Writing- there is a 2Do on Purple Mash. Write a book review and then put it in the shared Blog on Shared work to let other people see what you might recommend. You have until 22nd May if you would like to do this.

Spelling –

There is a new Spelling 2Do with different words you should know by now! See if you can speed up your time to do them in.

Physical Activity – Don’t forget that at school you have a run around twice a day during break and lunch. 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.

Alternatively, try this challenge card – it’s aimed at Y6 children – try to do it every day over the school week – what improvements can you see as you do it?

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 and there are different levels of challenge in them – just click on the link below – 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 9 and English Learning Pack Week 9 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 9 Hamilton plans:

This week has some basic skills work and then some shape work for you to complete. Make sure you are choosing a challenge that is appropriate for you – if you want to do the hot (2-3 peak) do read the mild (1-2 peak) first and check you can do that and do any challenge on that one first. If you want a stretch, the challenges and investigations are where you should go after the hot challenge as these will probably have a range of answers or ask you to explain what is happening.

On days one and two it’s revision of multiplication and division – you need to remember what factors and multiples are so here are a couple of SHORT videos you can look at first to remind you:

Factors Video:

Multiples video:

Days 3-5 are all about plotting and translating (moving) shapes. If you are being asked to draw shapes, always join the co-ordinates up as you go.

Remember to go “along the corridor (right +/left -) before going up or down the stairs. We talked in class about a baby having to crawl along the floor before being able to do stairs! 1 = 2 =

When you are translating shapes on day 4, make sure that you pick one particular point, mark it first with a small cross or coloured dot then and move that point first. This video explains it really clearly:

Don’t forget you have squared paper in your maths book so you can draw grids to work on in those.

For those of you who like a bit of a maths puzzle, try this one from Nrich – you need your multiples to solve these!

English – Week 9 Hamilton Plans

This week it is all about Poems and interpreting a film clip. There is also some work on sentence construction.

When you come on to Day 4 and the poem about the pomegranate, you may remember us hearing Onjali Rauf read from her book “The Boy at the Back of the Class”. If you want to hear here read that extract again, you can find it here:

It might give you some ideas for your own poem. If you get a chance to taste a pomegranate and haven’t already had one, see if you can get one to try and cut it as its described in the poem?

Day 1: for 1 Peak do questions 1 and 3. 2 Peaks do questions 1,2,3. 3 Peaks do 1,2,3 and Funtime extras.

Day 2: for 1 Peak do questions 1 and 3. 2 Peaks do 1,2,3. 3 Peaks do 1,2,3.

Day 3: for 1 Peak do question 1. 2 Peaks do questions 1,3. 3 Peaks do questions 1,2,3.

Day 4: for 1 Peak do questions 1,2. 2 Peaks do questions 1,2,3 but only write descriptions for question 3. 3 Peaks do 1,2,3, and write the poem.

Day 5: for 1 Peak do question 1 and three metaphors for question 2. 2 Peaks do questions 1 and all of 2. 3 Peaks do questions 1,2,3.

If you need another bit of support with metaphors go onto Espresso to do this activity:

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Happy learning! 😊