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Summer Term 2 - Week 2

Week beginning: 8th June


Hello Creative Caimans! Thank you for a cracking start to Summer Term 2! We have been so impressed with your enthusiasm towards your new class text in English, your ongoing commitment to your Maths work and your innovative and creative designs for Greek sandals in your topic work. 

As some of the Y6's return to school, we will still be providing learning online for those pupils who are staying at home and hope you continue to enjoy the learning activities we post. Miss Walker and Mr Phillips are going to be in school working with the Y6 pupils, so it will be mainly Mrs Brown and Mrs Hartshorne who will be checking in with all the pupils in Y5/6 who are remaining to work at home and keeping in touch with them all through email. As a result of this, we have created a new class page called 'Y5/6 Home Learning Summer 2.' All of our new learning activities and class photos for the remainder of Summer Term 2 will be posted here. This page can be found via the internal link below or on the 'Class Pages' tab of the website. 

Home Learning 8 - Week Beginning 1st June

Hi Creative Caimans. We hope that you are all well and have enjoyed your week off in the sun! This week's activities can be found below. Don't forget to email and let us know how you're getting on!

Hazel playing football
Hazel enoying celebrating her birthday!
Hazel's amazing birthday cake.
Libby's super fairground!
Louis enjoying some baking!
Louis working hard on his maths.
Brooke's sandal mindmap.
Brooke modelling the latest designer sandal
Honor's stylish Greek sandal
Milan busy designing his sandal

Maths

  • Click on the links below to take you to the learning videos from White Rose Maths. The worksheets are attached below. 
  • Remember, the WRM scheme is aligning itself with the lessons that are also being provided daily by BBC Bitesize. So you might want to check these out too as an alternative or for extra support/challenge.
  • Make sure you log on to Mathletics and complete any assigned tasks.

English

 

Over the next half term our English work will be based around Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan. We have loved reading this book - we were gripped and know you will be too! For this week’s work you will need to read chapters 1-3. You can read the full book for free online by following the link below (if you try to download it will ask you to pay, it is free to read online) or some of you may already have the book at home.

 

Task 1: Read chapter 1 and think about the opening of this novel. Look for ways that the author draws us in and evaluate how good you think the opening is. To do this, use the Discussion Prompt sheet and answer the questions in your home learning book. Once you have completed this task read chapters 2 and 3 to support the upcoming week’s work.

 

Task 2: Read the selection of letters and correct the punctuation mistakes. Give advice to help the writers improve their skills.

 

Task 3: The language used in our class book is quite informal. The narrator is a teenage boy and the language is selected to sound like every day, teen, American speech. The book would be different if it were written in more formal language. We probably wouldn’t relate to Percy as much!
In your home learning book, find and copy examples of informal language and then rewrite them using more formal language. You can use the text extracts or find your own examples.
Want a challenge? Write a brief explanation as to how you made the language more formal, e.g. I have changed the contractions to show the full words with nothing taken out.

 

Task 4: Our class text uses words which may be unfamiliar to us. In addition to the mythical genre and stories set long ago, Percy Jackson also uses American terms and slang. We are going to help someone understand the books if they have never heard of these words by creating a Percy Jackson dictionary. It will be important to list the words and their definitions, including their word class. Use the word grid to select your words. If you do not know any meanings, you should check in a dictionary or online. Use the word classes sheet to support you if needed.

 

Task 5: Reread the opening of Chapter 2 of Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief to p.18 (to ‘…survive the next year without me.’).

 

The actions which result in Percy’s exclusion are:
- poor grades,
- fights
- disrupting lessons
- quarrel with English teacher

 

The reasons Percy might give for his actions are:
- poor sleep - nightmares and storms,
- feeling cranky,
- goading from Nancy Bobofit,
- mean teachers

 

We do not see the letter which the headmaster sent home making the exclusion ‘official’, but can we predict what it might have said? Do you think that Percy’s account of events would be different?

Write two brief letters in role. The first, as the headteacher to Percy’s mother (Ms Jackson) giving the reasons for Percy’s exclusion. You will need to use the formal language of a Headteacher. The second letter will be from Percy to his best friend Grover, explaining why he will not be returning to school. This will be informal and explain the reasons for Percy’s actions.

Topic

 

For topic this week we are getting creative. We have set you a DT challenge based on Ancient Greek Sandals.

 

After learning about Greek sandals we would like you to try and make a prototype pair of your own design.

 

Task 1:

Create a Mindmap on your own ideas about sandals. Think about a favourite pair you have owned, or a range of sandal you have seen worn (including flip-flops). Consider why, when and where you would wear them.

 

Task 2: Read the information sheet attached about Greek Sandals and look at the pictures of different sandal designs.

 

Task 3: Using the information you have gathered about Greek sandals. Design your own version of a fashionable Greek Sandal. If you have suitable materials at home you may want to try and actually make a prototype of your design. Follow the stages of development from the attached Ancient Sandals Design Booklet.

 

The videos attached will give you some ideas about how you can design the straps on your sandals. There is a huge range of possibilities.

Home Learning 7 - Week Beginning 18th May

Hi Creative Caimans. I hope that you are all well and still enjoying your home learning. This week's activities can be found below. Don't forget to email and let us know how you're getting on!

Zach working hard on his Maths!
Honor's fab Maths work!
Elliot has been enjoying this weeks book!
Milan reading 'Sophie's World'
Isaac using Bug Club
Elliot has been working in his outdoor classroom!
Milo has designed a fairground ride- scary!!!
Hazel keeping fit on the bike!
Luke's fab maths!
Eloise's wonderful letter!
Eloise's brilliant Maths work.

Maths

  • Click on the links below to take you to the learning videos from White Rose Maths. The worksheets are attached below. 
  • Remember, the WRM scheme is aligning itself with the lessons that are also being provided daily by BBC Bitesize. So you might want to check these out too as an alternative or for extra support/challenge.
  • Make sure you log on to Mathletics and complete any assigned tasks.

English

This week for English, we have a range of reading and grammar activities for you to complete. We would also like you to research about the Battle of Marathon and, as Athens, write a letter to Sparta asking for their help. This links closely to your Topic work this week too.

  • Task 1: Reading Comprehension ‘Shipshape’.
  • Task 2: Modal verbs presentation and activities (lots of activities so may take more than one day).
  • Task 3: Research the Battle of Marathon
  • Task 4: Imagine you are General Miltiades, leader of the Athenian army. You are going to write a letter to the Spartan army.

In your letter, you will ask them to help you fight the Persians. Explain the situation in as much detail as possible (include how big the Persian fleet is, why they are coming, what you want Sparta to do and how far Pheidippides has travelled with the message). Try to explain why you think the Spartans should help.

Topic

  • This week we would like you to research all about Ancient Greek warfare. Why did the states need armies and navies? What were hoplites? What weapons did the Ancient Greeks use? How do we know about Ancient Greek Warfare?

  • As always, it is completely up to you how you show your findings: a fact file, design a Greek vase showing hoplites in battle, draw and label a Greek hoplite, a piece of artwork, design your own battleplan, make a model of a hoplite, create a hoplite shield. The choice is yours!

Reading

You have been assigned a book to read on Bug Club. This week it is "The Velvet Thief".  Remember to click on the "Bugs" to answer the comprehension questions.

Illustration to Creation

This week's ideas are inspired by Roberto Innocenti's beautiful images for Carlo Collodi's Pinocchio. 

Possible ideas:

  • Look at the image in detail - list all the sounds you can hear & count the number of children sitting, falling, riding, sliding.
  • Create a fairground ride inspired by your favourite cartoon/game character.
  • Design a fairground park including rides, food stalls, games and shows.
  • Make puppets and then write and perform a show to your family.
  • Describe the scene using powerful verbs, adjectives and figurative language - similes, metaphors, personification, alliteration, hyperbole.
  • Interview and record your families experiences of fairgrounds and rides.
  • Make a musical instrument (drum or trumpet?).
  • Make a fruit salad for your family using melon or make toffee apples (with adult support).
  • Design a carousel or tree house.

PE/Active Time

Keep using the websites below for activities to keep fit and active. Joe Wicks will be hosting PE sessions at 9am each morning through his YouTube channel (follow the link below). Or, if it is at all possible and safe, go out into your garden and get active!

Milan has started his week making waffles. Yummy!
Brooke has been learning about the squirrels!
Elliot writing his poetry!
Elliot performing his poem to his Granny!
Josh's fantastic Maths work!
Elsie fabulous Maths work!
Megan working hard on her SATs booklets
Megan created her own nature trail in the woods
Luke has been working hard on his Maths!
Eloise has written more verses.
Eloise's fab maths!
Zach working hard
Honor's PSHE!
Hazel's Maths!
Libby's PSHE leaflet!
Emily's letter

Home Learning 6 - Week Beginning 11th May

Welcome to Week 6 of home learning. It's been great for Mrs Crossland and I to see and hear about all the fantastic learning that you've been doing at home- keep going! Please see below for your learning this week.

 

This week would have been SATs week. Although you won't be sitting the tests this year, everyone at Greenside have been so impressed at how hard you have worked over the past weeks, months and years. With this week's English theme being poetry, we would like to share with you a poem to show how proud of you we are!

To all of our year 6’s:

 

As SATs week arrives it’s not quite the same

The tests that were printed this year never came

The displays al still up, walls full of maths rules,

But year 6 very different, at present, in schools.

 

For some of you, happiness, lots of relief,

For others a sigh of pure disbelief,

That you worried really hard in advance of this week,

Expected and Greater Depth marks did you seek.

 

Algebra, fractions, the times-table drills,

Inference, retrieval, in-depth reading skills,

Past, present, progressive and all the SPAG terms,

You’ve practised and mastered them over the years.

 

Fear not though, the SATs, yes, won’t happen this term,

But remember tests don’t measure everything you learn,

Primary subjects are varied, you’ve all tried your best,

And many of those skills that you’ve gained can’t be defined by a test.

 

So, here at Greenside, you’ve made us so proud,

We sit here with pride and we shout this out loud,

“Year 6 you amaze us, you’ve come incredibly far,

And we don’t need a test to see how amazing you are!

From all the staff at Greenside

Maths

  • Click on the links below to take you to the learning videos from White Rose Maths. The worksheets are attached below. 
  • Remember, the WRM scheme is aligning itself with the lessons that are also being provided daily by BBC Bitesize. So you might want to check these out too as an alternative or for extra support/challenge.
  • Make sure you log on to Mathletics and complete any assigned tasks.

English

Hopefully you will find English good fun this week - it is a week full of poetry! There are 3 task sheets to complete over the 5-day week.

Task A) Read a poem, learn by heart and write additional verses.   

Task B) Read a poem, learn about performance and prepare a performance.
Task C) Read two poems, answer questions and write a recommendation.   

Top tip:  Task A talks about the subjunctive form. This is a tricky one and there is a detailed PowerPoint with audio below to explain. However, don’t be too worried about it and read the poem first as it should then become quite clear where the subjunctive is.

Remember to also log on to Bug Club and Spelling Shed to complete your weekly assigned tasks.

You have been assigned to read "Michael Rosen Collected Poems" on Bug Club. Remember to click on the "Bugs" to answer the comprehension questions.

Illustration to Creation

This week's image comes from Toys in Space by Mini Grey.

Possible ideas:

  • Make a film about your favourite toy. 
  • Interview your family members about their favourite toys when they were a child.
  • Design the ultimate space toy. 
  • Design a rocket to blast off into space.
  • Write a story about toys that go on an adventure in space.
  • Create the solar system using a box - how could you make the planets?
  • You’ve seen Toy Story - make a film using some of your toys.
  • Write a letter to astronauts in space telling them what's happening back on Earth.
  • Learn about Helen Sharman or Tim Peake and report your findings in a fact file.
  • Paint a scene of your toys in space. 
  • Design a new space craft to travel to Jupiter.

Reading

You have been assigned a book to read on Bug Club. This week it is "101 things to do before Secondary School".  Remember to click on the "Bugs" to answer the comprehension questions.

Well-being Week

Instead of topic this week, we would like you to focus on your well-being. We have put together some activities that focus on happiness. We hope you will enjoy completing them.

 

Also check out our PE/Sport blog for loads more fun activities:
Louis has made a mini Greek vase from clay.
Luke's brilliant letter.
Zach working hard.
Issac writing his letter.
Eloise has written an Olympic inspired story.
The end of Eloise's story.
Josh's fantastic persuasive letter.
Lucas's Greek artwork.
Lucas working hard on his English.
Milan working on his letter.
Milan's completed persuasive letter.
Elliot working hard on his letter.
Joe's fab letter!

Home Learning 5 - Week Beginning 4th May

Welcome to Week 5 of home learning Creative Caimans. All the work for this week can be found on the links below. All we can ask is that you do your very best with the activities and send us photos of what you have been getting up to. Mrs Crossland and I have been super impressed with all of the fabulous work that you have done so far - you have been so responsible, creative and determined with your home learning so far! We hope to see you all soon.

Mr Phillips

Maths

  • Click on the links below to take you to this week's learning (video & activity sheet) from White Rose Maths.
  • From this week onwards, the WRM scheme is aligning itself with the lessons that are also being provided daily by BBC Bitesize. So you might want to check these out too as an alternative or for extra support/challenge.
  • Make sure you log on to Mathletics and complete any assigned tasks.

English

  • This week we'd like you to explore the history of the Olympics. Compete the attached reading comprehensions and complete the letter writing activity. Try to include a range of conjunctions in your letter. You could revise using conjunctions too using the attached worksheets and quiz.
  • Remember to also log on to Bug Club and Spelling Shed to complete your weekly assigned tasks.

Topic

  • This week we'd like you to research The Olympics of Ancient Greece. What events were included? Who was allowed to participate? Where were they held? How were they different to our modern day Olympics? You can find out some information using the links below.
  • Again, it is up to you how you present your findings - a fact file? a Venn diagram? an image on a Greek vase? a board game? The choice is yours!

Illustration to Creation

This week's image comes from The Mousehole Cat by Antonia Barber/Nicola Bayley, which is a dramatic and moving Cornish tale of a cat and a fisherman who brave the stormy seas to save their village.

Possible ideas:

  • Paint a scene of a stormy night at sea.
  • Design a lifeboat to sail in stormy seas and rescue people in distress.
  • Write a poem about the sea/a storm.
  • Make a boat from paper/card.
  • Play a magnet fishing game.
  • Create a school of fish from clay/plasticine.
  • Use Lego to construct Mousehole, a seaside village in Cornwall.
  • Which animal might you have to help with rescues? How would it help people in danger?
  • Design a candle of hope.

Reading

You have been assigned a book to read on Bug Club. This week it is 'Saving a Sea Monster'.  Remember to click on the "Bugs" to answer the comprehension questions.

Also, you can sit back, relax and let David Walliams entertain you for 20 minutes everyday at 11am by clicking on the link below:

Home Learning 4 - Week Beginning 27th April

Welcome to Week 4 of home learning Creative Caimans. All the work for this week can be found on the links below. All we can ask is that you do your very best with the activities and send us photos of what you have been getting up to. Mrs Crossland and I, have been super impressed with all of the fabulous work that you have done so far - you have been so responsible, creative and determined with your home learning so far! We hope to see you all soon.

 

Mr Phillips

Brooke's topic work.
Elliot's diary.
Elliot's outdoor craft.
Joe's haiku learning log.
An extract from Joe's diary.
Joe's Grand Canyon description.
Milo's Egyptian flatbreads.
Elliot skipping and jumping!
The headline from Tobias' family newspaper.
Tobias working hard.
Zach working on his Maths.
Isaac's maths work.
Josh working on his English.
Libby working hard.
Megan's book review.
Megan's maths work.
Megan's spelling.
Megan has been on a roll!
Honor has been working hard using parenthesis
Louis tackling his Maths!
Eloise's homemade burger - yummy!
Lucas hard at work.
Zach has been doing artwork.
Hazel during her tap class.
Milan doing 'extreme maths'!
Josh has been on spelling shed.
Josh has also been baking. Yummy!
Fantastic research Elsie!
Isaac made Top Trumps!
Sam making homemade pizza!
Looks yummy Sam!
Luke has made a board game.
Each God has their own powers!
Megan working hard!
Elliot enjoying his work!
Milo getting active!
Emily's fabulous topic work.
Zach has been playing rugby.
Eloise taking a tour of Casa Azul.
Tobias completing his topic work.
Lucy working hard.

Maths

This week, we are going to be finishing our unit on angles and then tackling some problem solving activities. Also, don't forget to log on to Mathletics and are completing the activities that I have assigned to you.

English

This week we'd like you to explore the new daily English lessons provided by BBC Bitesize, which include a variety of video clips, online and paper activities for you to have a go at. Click on the link below which will take you to the page for Year 6.

Remember to also log on to Bug Club and Spelling Shed to complete your weekly assigned tasks

Topic

This week we'd like you to research the Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Greece. What were they called? What did they look like? What were they God of? What was their special power? Did they have a special weapon/object/animal? Where did they live? You can find out information using the links below.

It is up to you how you present your findings - a fact file? a comic strip? a Top Trump style game? a piece of artwork? The choice is yours!

Illustration to Creation

This week's image comes from Joe Todd Stanton's 'Kai and the Monkey King'.

Possible ideas:

Make a sock puppet dragon.

Can you see the giant grey hand? Draw the rest of the creature.

Design a dragon and the treasure it protects.

Research pop-up designs and make a pop-up dragon.

Draw yourself as the character Monkey King.

Design the Monkey King a new outfit.

Make a fact-file about dragons.

Write about the journey to the top of the mountain.

List as many books and films as you can think of which include dragons/serpents. 

Home Learning 3 - Week Beginning 20th April

Hello Creative Caimans. We hope you have had a refreshing and enjoyable Easter holidays. We have uploaded this week's activities below. Don't forget to send your weekly pictures to the Year 5/6 email address as we need to see how you're getting on.

Home Learning Week 3

Sam hard at work.
Elliot working with a smile!
Excellent spelling work Elliot!
Libby has been working hard!
Fantastic Maths work Josh!
Lucas working hard on his Maths!
Fabulous Maths work Luke!
Hazel helping prepare dinner.
Hazel working on our new topic.
Milo hard at work.
Brooke has built an Ancient Greek ruin!
Leah the mechanic!
Great work Leah!
All of Brooke's hard work.
Luke's recreation of a book cover.
Leah's Maths work.
Zach has been on Bug Club.
Soraya working hard on her English!
Josh's fantastic Greece poster!
Lucas working hard!
Isaac working hard on his English!
Zach working hard!

Maths

This week, we are going to be continuing our unit on angles. An extra well done to those children who are still remembering to also log on to Mathletics and are completing the activities that I have assigned to you.

English

Please click on the "Yr 5/6 English Home Learning Wk 3" document below to find out the details of this week's English Learning. Here is where you will also find out what spellings you need to learn and the new Bug Club book you've been assigned to read this week.

Reading

You have been assigned a book to read on Bug Club. This week it is Robert Louis Stephenson's Treasure Island. Remember to click on the "Bugs" to answer the comprehension questions.

Creative/Topic:

For the duration of the Summer Term, Y5/6's Learning Challenge is: Who were the Ancient Greeks? 

Task 1: Please read the knowledge organiser below which contains key facts and information that you will need to have a basic knowledge and understanding of this topic. 

Task 2: Using the Fact File below and your own research on Kiddle, create a poster advertising Greece as a holiday destination. Include some specific detail on your posters about what Greece is like and what sorts of activities you could do there. Challenge: advertise the fact that Greece has a rich history and that a holiday to Greece is a great chance to explore some of the architecture and artefacts left behind by the ancient Greeks

Illustration2Creation:

Here's an image from David Litchfield's out-of-this-world children's picture book Lights on Cotton Rock to inspire your creative activities this week

Possible Activities:

  • Create an alien craft from Lego/ recyclable materials
  • Make a film of an alien landing using a model you have made
  • Draw the aliens that come from the craft
  • Make an alien mask
  • Design an alien language
  • Write a diary: The day the aliens landed
  • Create a night scene of magical colours using paint, chalk or pastels
  • Film a news report: Alien sightings
  • How will you welcome the aliens? Write a welcome letter
  • Imagine you are going with the aliens to their planet. Pack a rucksack with items you would take.
  • Draw their home planet.
  • Watch a film set in space with your family (or my favourite: E.T.!)

Illustration to creation (other):

Here's another image to inspire your creative activities this week:

Competition Time

Some of you may have already seen that Mrs Fuller has launched a school competition in this week's Grapevine. She is asking you to document your own experiences whilst you are having to complete your learning from home. You can do this by creating a diary or a journal that could be shared with future generations. You may decide to create a poem, song, photo album, film or comic strip in order to do this. It is completely up to you! We have added a document below which may support you in this challenge - it gives ideas of how to create a time capsule to document the changes we have all had to make during the Covid-19 outbreak.

Home Learning Photos - Easter Holidays

Louis making sushi!
Eloise has been learning about Vincent Van Gogh!
Eloise's finished artwork!
Milan has been gardening!
Fantastic decorated eggs Milan!

Easter Holidays - Weeks Beginning 6th April and 13th April

Happy holidays Caimans!

Well done so far on some fantastic home learning. Mrs Crossland and I have missed you greatly over the last couple of weeks, but it's been amazing to see how responsible and determined you have all been with your learning. We've really enjoyed looking at the photos of what you've been getting up to so please keep sending them in. If you haven't had the opportunity to send us an email with examples of what you have been up to yet, then please do get in touch with a couple of photos so we know you are well and getting on ok. If you need our help, or have any questions, we are still here for you and will get back to you as soon as we can.

 

As the next two weeks would have been the Easter holidays we are not setting work tasks that we expect you to complete. However, as many of you may have had your Easter plans postponed or cancelled due to the current circumstances we thought we would give you some ideas of activities that will hopefully keep you busy throughout the two week holidays. Feel free to send us photos of what you do get up to during the holidays, we may not be checking our emails as regularly but we will still respond when we do get chance.

 

Also check out our PE/Sport and Science blogs for loads more fun activities:

Easter Activities - Time to get Creative!

Easter Bingo!

I'm sure many of you are eager to continue being creative during the Easter break. To help you with this, I've added an Easter Bingo sheet with lots of new and exciting creative challenges and activities for you to try. You can choose to do as many or as few as you wish - they are there as inspiration! However, if you do complete any of the creative activities I'd love to see, so please send me a photograph via email! 

Other creative activities:

You could use strips of wrapping paper to decorate Easter eggs (cut out from the cardboard from a cereal box).

You could create a fairy garden using a plant pot and anything you can get your hands on from your garden. 

Or for a twist...How about designing a dragon egg instead of a typical Easter egg?

Top Tip: Pineapple skin painted green makes super dragon scales or green food colouring glitter and PVA make excellent dragon skin when dried.

You could take this learning further…

  • Create a 'dragon's lair,' complete with eggs and a nest.

  • Write a newspaper report about your discovery, or a description of the nest.

  • Create an encyclopaedia entry about dragons.

  • Write dragon poetry.

  • Write an adventure/mystery story about finding a dragon egg.

  • Write a diary entry (or sequence of entries) about finding the egg, taking care of it and what happened when it hatched!

Photos of Home Learning for week beginning 30th March

Keep sending in your photos so we can share what you are all getting up to.

Great effort Lucas with your Maths and English!
Eloise's clay model. So cute!
Leah smiling through some hard maths!
Great TTRS playing Zach!
Libby has made a great start to the new week.
Delicious crispy buns by Sam!
Elliot's hard work.
Elliot showing pride in his work!
Eloise and her fabulous artwork!
Milo working hard!
Milan has built a marbellous marble rollercoaster!
Milo's English work!
Josh's English work.
Josh playing driveway cricket!
Luke's work on the Grand Canyon.
Sam's been doing well measuring and drawing angles
Hazel has made a yummy lunch.

Home Learning 2 - Week Beginning 30th March

Well done Creative Caimans on a fantastic start to your home learning! We've really enjoyed seeing all the pictures of you working hard and having fun. See below for this week's activities.

Maths

This week, we are going to firstly complete our unit on ratio and then begin a new one on angles. An extra well done to those children who are still remembering to also log on to Mathletics and are completing the activities that I have assigned to you.

English

Please click on the "Yr 5/6 English Home Learning Wk 2" document below to find out the details of this week's English Learning. Here is where you will also find out what spellings you need to learn and the new Bug Club book you've been assigned to read this week.

Creative/Topic

Science:

This week would have been our "Forces" Science Week in school. Click on the document below to see some suggested science activities on forces for you to try out. Also, check out our new 'Science' page on the school website, where there are more ideas to keep you busy.

Illustration to Creation:

Here is this image to get your creative juices flowing for this week:

Possible Ideas (feel free to come up with your own)

  • Design a rollercoaster based on a theme

  • Build a rollercoaster using recycled materials/paper/lego

  • Share what magnificent machine you would like to build and why

  • Explore all the machines and large objects in your house. Can you think of another use for them?

  • Experience all the rides (without leaving even your house) at Virtual Disney World

  • Sit in the bath tub and imagine being on a ride!

Reading

You have been assigned a book to read on Bug Club. This week it is What ARE you doing?’What ARE you doing?’'What ARE you doing?'. Remember to click on the "Bugs" to answer the comprehension questions.

Also, take the time to enjoy a book of your choice or you can sit back, relax and let David Walliams entertain you for 20 minutes everyday at 11am by clicking on the link below:

Y6 Home Learning Photos Week 1

Send photographs of your Home Learning to the Y5/6 email address for a 'shout out.' We love seeing what you are getting up to!

Fabulous Maths work Josh!
Beautiful singing Honor!
Brilliant work Elliot. Keep it up!
Great to see you working hard Freddie!
Wonderful dedication to your learning Sam B!
Excellent effort with the Grand Canyon RIC Sam G!
Brilliant effort towards your Learning Log, Hazel!
Fantastic to see Isaac using Bug Club!
Brooke getting active to a Joe Wicks workout!
Tanya has been cooking!
Excellent maths work Milo!
Zach working hard on his spellings!
Josh has been making yummy pancakes!
Fabulous persuasive leaflet Soraya!
Today, Tanya made muffins!
Soraya taking part in Joe Wicks PE!
Luke has made a Grand Canyon Cake!
Fantastic artwork Freddie!
Honor's family have been enjoying Joe Wicks PE!
Megan working hard on Mathletics!
Joe has been baking!
Eloise has been learning Spanish!
Brooke has been planning her persuasive leaflet!
Lucas learning all about the Grand Canyon!
Emily and her fabulous work!
Zach has been reading his book!
Milan's very professional Grand Canyon leaflet!
Milan's very professional Grand Canyon leaflet!
Milo has been keeping fit!
Tobias' fabulous DT
Brilliant maths work!

Home Learning - Week Beginning 23rd March

Hello Creative Caimans (and parents)! I hope that you have had a safe and restful weekend, in preparation for the new type of learning that we are going to have to get used to over the next few weeks. Each week, I will post a range of suggested activities on our class page to support your learning at home. Parents, I hope that you have had chance to look at our suggested timetable for home learning (see above) and have found it useful. Please remember that this is just a suggestion and isn't compulsory: it is flexible and could be edited to fit around your own schedule.

 

Below, I have posted a range of Maths, English, PE and Creative activities for you to have a go at this week. All I can ask is that you try your best and continue to be the responsible and determined learners that I know you are. If you have any questions, or would like to send me photos of how you are getting on, please use the email address that was sent out to parents last week. As you have all year, work hard and enjoy your learning, but most importantly, please stay safe. I look forward to receiving your work/photos by email and I really hope that I see you all very soon.

 

Mr Phillips

Maths

With the cancellation of SATs, we have a little more time to cover the Maths curriculum in further detail. This week, therefore, we are going to revisit the topic of ratio, looking at the correct mathematical language, the relationship between ratio and fractions, how to use the ratio symbol, calculating ratio and how to use scale factors.

 

To support you with this, the White Rose Hub (the scheme we follow everyday in school) has created some excellent resources. There are 5 lessons for you to complete this week, each with a useful video teaching you the skill and a worksheet for you to complete. If you have a printer then feel free to print the worksheets and glue them into your home learning book, if not you can simply write the answers to the questions into your home learning book - it's entirely up to you! To access the short teaching videos for each lesson, as well as the answers to each of the lessons questions, use the link below:

I have also assigned/reassigned you the relevant Mathletics activities, as well as ratio tasks on Education City for you to complete. Please also remember to keep practicing your multiplications on Times Table Rockstars.

English

In English, we are beginning a new unit which will require you to research, plan and write a persuasive leaflet encouraging people to visit the Grand Canyon. Attached is a document outlining the activities you should complete (including spelling and reading activities). Please also see further attachments of a WAGOLL and supporting documents. Remember, to use the internet safely when researching for your leaflet: a useful, child-friendly search engine you could use is called 'Kiddle'. 

Creative

Learning Log:

For this week, use your creative skills to make a learning log on the Grand Canyon. Have a look at the range of suggestions for what you can do. Models, drawings, information texts, quizzes...the choice is yours!

Illustration to Creation:

Additionally, every week we will be posting an illustration to create ideas for you to use at home. It's not just about writing and reading but how an image can inspire art, creativity, design, science, knowledge etc. More examples can be found using the hashtag #Illustration2Creation

 

Here is this image for this week:

Island:

Possible Ideas (feel free to come up with your own)

  • Make a turtle from plasticine/clay
  • Design a shelter on a desert island
  • Paint an ocean scene including multi-coloured fish
  • Find out 5 facts about each of the world's 5 oceans
  • If you were shipwrecked, what would you do on your first day?
  • Write a message to put in a bottle - what are you going to say about the world today?

Reading

You have been assigned a book to read on Bug Club. This week it is 'The Catapult Kid: The Greatest Show on Earth'. Remember to click on the "Bugs" to answer the comprehension questions.

Also, take the time to enjoy a book of your choice or spend time researching more fascinating facts about The Grand Canyon.

Welcome to Creative Caimans!

 

We are the Creative Caimans, the Year 6 class.

Our staff team: Mr Phillips - Class Teacher, Mrs Crossland - Teaching Assistant

Miss Webber - PPA Cover (Monday and Wednesday afternoons).

PE is on a Tuesday afternoon. Pupils should come to school dressed in their PE kit. 

Homework is set on a Friday to be completed by the following Wednesday. In KS2 this is usually set on Mathletics and Spelling Shed. Please find the links to these websites in the 'Useful Links' section.

Please scroll down to see our latest learning:

Spring 2: Grand Canyon Artwork (oil pastels)

This term we have been using a variety of techniques, including blending, to create oil pastel pictures of the Grand Canyon. Have a look at some of our fabulous artwork below:

Spring 2: The Formation of The Grand Canyon

This week in Year 6, we have been learning about how the Grand Canyon was formed through a series of erosion. The children worked in groups of 3 to create stop-frame animations showing how the process occurred. Please allow us to share our learning by watching the videos below.

Group 1

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Group 2

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Group 3

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Spring 2: Physical Activity: Active Maths and Quick Skip

At Greenside, we like to incorporate elements of physical activity into our teaching as it is proven that active, healthy brains increase pupil engagement in lessons and support good learning. This morning, the Creative Caimans enjoyed working on their KIRF (Key Instant Recall Facts) target of doubling and halving all numbers including decimals in an 'Active Maths' session where we went on a maths hunt around the school hall. In the afternoon, we enjoyed a rare spell of sunshine during a 'Quick Skip' session, a new school initiative to further increase the amount of physical activity during lesson time.

Spring 1: Sam's Safari Workshop

Today, the Creative Caimans were treated to a fascinating workshop led by Sam from Sam's Safari. We met and learnt about animals from all over North and South America, including Terrance the tree frog, Tony the tiger salamander, Flash and Kerry the king snakes, Woody the wood turtle, George the tortoise, Freeman the guinea pig, Pinto the chinchilla and Olaf the polecat ferret. 

Spring 1: Safer Internet Day

Tuesday 11th February was Safer Internet Day and we participated in a number of different activities: we discussed how we should respond in a range of different scenarios; talked about the positives and negatives of sharing photos/videos online and wrote raps about the theme, 'Free to be Me'.

Spring 1: Young Author Competition

Congratulations to Hazel from the Creative Caimans, who was chosen by visiting author Caroline Draper, as the winner of the Greenside Young Author Competition. As a prize, Hazel had a scene from her novel, 'A Writer's Story', professionally illustrated and framed - it looks amazing! Well done to every child that took part.

Spring 1: Chinese New Year ICE Day

For our I.C.E. day this half-term, we spent the day learning about many different aspects of Chinese New Year and life in China. During the morning, we wrote a story about 'The Great Race' between the Chinese Zodiac characters, creating a class picture book with a target audience of Key Stage 1. We also used our ICT skills to research and create fact files on important Chinese landmarks such as the Great Wall of China and the Forbidden City. During the afternoon, we cooked Chinese noodles and learnt some Mandarin, before we shared all of our learning with Year 2.

Autumn 2: Vikings Inspire Workshop

As part of our 'Who were the Vikings?' topic, we spent the morning at our Forest School site learning how to read and write using Viking runes and made Viking clay faces, using ideas from sketches that we had created in class. Thank you to all of the parents and carers who came along, we really enjoyed showcasing our learning to you!

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