Central and South America

This term our topic in Mulberry Class is Central and South America.

As part of this topic we will be learning about the countries of South and Central America as well as the Mayans and the rainforest. We will be learning about deforestation and sustainability as well as the animals and habitats of South America. We will also be looking at the artist Frida Kahlo.

Our science units this term are 'Living things and their habitats' and 'Evolution and Inheritance'.

For the Year 6 long term plan, click here.

Take a look at some pictures from our World War Two day below:

Mulberry Class

Well done Mulberry Class, you are all Superstars! 

 

A general day at school

If you would like information about how our normal school day is organised, please see the timetable below:

Maths meeting (quick practise/revision of maths skills taught) - 20 mins (Ideas for maths meetings can be found here) You can also use IXL maths and mathsbot for ideas for maths meeting.

Maths - 1hr

Break - 15 mins

English - 1 hr

Spelling - 15 mins

Reading - 40 mins

Lunch - 50 mins

Foundation/topic subject - 1hr 15 mins

Please scroll down to the bottom of the page for activities linked to each of these subjects. These can be found under the 'home learning' section at the bottom of the page.

Click here for a suggested weekly timetable. This timetable is a guide - please adapt as necessary

Information for Parents

Monday to Thursday:
Start time: 8:30am

End time: 2:40pm

Friday:

Start time: 8:30am

End time: 1:20pm

Wednesday is our PE day. Please come into school wearing your PE kit.

Our Christmas Carol Concert 

Our Harvest Performance

Weekly homework

Reading: Read at least three times each week. 
Your number of reads will be added up every week
Bronze (50 reads), Silver (100 reads) or Gold (200 reads) badge.

Homework: Weekly homework activities can now be found on Google Classroom.

Spelling sheet: Spelling words for the week can be found on Google Classroom.

Spelling tests will be on Fridays.

For further homework activities, use the sites below.

https://play.ttrockstars.com/

https://www.mathletics.com/uk/

https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0

Here are some further spelling lists you could practise:

100 High Frequency Words,  200 next High Frequency Words,  Year 3/4 Statutory Word List,  Year 5/6 Statutory Word List

 

Home Learning

Activities to support the curriculum can be found below. Click each of the subjects for further information. A suggested weekly timetable can be found here.

For further ideas and activities, please see the 'Useful Websites' section above.

 

Google Classroom

On Monday 11th and Tuesday 12th January, your work will be set on here. From the 13th January, your work will be set on Google Classroom.

Please use the information provided by the school to log in and have a go at the quick test assignments I have set on there, one for Monday and one for Tuesday.

From the 13th, I will be setting new work in our new virtual classroom each day at 8am. 

Here is a link to a video version of the log in guide emailed out with the children's log ins and here is another guide for parents to support their child using Google Classroom

Activities set week beginning 11th January can be found below. (Monday and Tuesday only)

Once again, for support with maths activities each day please refer to the White Rose website for videos to support each area of learning. Videos to support these areas of maths can be found under Year 6, week 12 at: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/week-12-number-fractions/ 


Monday 11th January - Divide fractions by integers: Once you have watched the video on the White Rose Website above, complete the activities set on BBC Bitesize: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zhw8wty 


Tuesday 12th January - Four Rules with Fractions: A further PowerPoint to support the video above can be found here. Activity 1 questions and answers (there are 3 levels of challenge to this activity, you only need to choose one) Optional extension questions and answers (again, choose one challenge)

Over the next few weeks, we will be looking at story writing activities. To start, try the BBC Bitesize lessons below looking at grammar and punctuation skills we will be using in this unit.


Monday 11th Januaryhttps://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z4m8r2p 


Tuesday 12th Januaryhttps://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zsv6qfr 

 Reading activities for Monday and Tuesday can be found below. Remember, you can also complete OTTER time too.


Tick the word closest in meaning


60 Second Reads - Rationing

Year 5/6 word mat - spelling words to practise - choose 5 each day


Spelling strategies - ideas for ways to learn/practise spelling words


Further spelling activities you could complete:


-able and -ible word endings


Create your own word search of words from the Year 5/6 spelling list using the word search outline grid.

Monday 11th January - Complete the PSHE lesson from Coram Life Education: SCARF: https://www.coramlifeeducation.org.uk/scarf/home-learning-unit-1-Upper-Key-stage-2 


Tuesday 12th January - Choose two of the activities from the Essex Schools Games pack you did not complete last week to try this week. Information for parents. Year 6 activity pack.

Activities set week beginning 4th January can be found below:

For support with maths activities each day please refer to the White Rose website for videos to support each area of learning. Videos to support these areas of maths can be found under Year 6, week 11 at: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/week-11-number-fractions/


Once you have watched the videos, activities for each day can be found below:


Monday 4th January - Planned Non Pupil Day


Tuesday 5th January - Add and subtract fractions questions and answers - remember to find equivalent fractions first. (This is a recap from learning before Christmas and so original videos linked to this area can also be found on the white rose website in week 10.)


Wednesday 6th January - Multiply fractions by integers questions and answers. Extension word problems and answers. Further information and activities can be found at https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z6ghscw


Thursday 7th January - Multiply fractions by fractions questions and answers. Extension problem solving activities and answers.


Friday 8th January - Divide fractions by integers challenge 1 questions and answers. Divide fractions by integers challenge 2 questions. Challenge 2 answers.

Lessons from Wednesday this week are linked to newspaper reports which we started looking at last term. To support these activities you can use the following resources: Newspaper writing tips PowerPointStructure of a paragraph information


Monday 4th January - Planned Non Pupil Day


Tuesday 5th January – Spin a silly story


Wednesday 6th January - Reporting direct and indirect speech BBC Bitesize lesson


Thursday 7th January - Writing a newspaper report BBC Bitesize lesson. Complete up to the end of Activity 2


Friday 8th January - Writing a newspaper report - continue BBC Bitesize lesson. Write newspaper report (activity 3)


When writing, try to:
- Use your best joined handwriting.
- Check through carefully so that you can correct spellings (especially silly mistakes).
- Use anything to help you correct spellings, a phone, tablet, laptop or smart device work just as well as a dictionary.
- Check your punctuation correctly.

- Use a range of techniques to make your writing interesting for the reader, while following the genre/format of the text you are writing.

Year 5/6 word mat - spelling words to practise - choose 5 each day


Spelling strategies - ideas for ways to learn/practise spelling words


Further spelling activities you could complete:


Correct the spelling mistake activity sheets. Answers


Year 5/6 spelling crossword activities: Crossword 1 - initial sound followed by double consonant, Crossword 2 - double consonants, Crossword 3 - tricky endings


For reading at home you can choose to complete the SATs style revision activities below. Choose 1 or two of these sets to complete over the week.


Fiction: Reading booklet, question sheet, answers


Non-fiction: Reading booklet, question sheet, answers


Poetry: Reading booklet, question sheet, answers


You can also complete OTTER time during reading sessions.


You could also visit the following website for free online books: 


https://www.freechildrenstories.com/

Monday 4th January - Planned Non Pupil Day


Tuesday 5th January – Learn some introductory information about the Mayan Civilisation on BBC Bitesize here.  Use World Geography Games to practise locational knowledge


Wednesday 6th January - Essex School Games have created PE home learning packs for each year group. Choose 2 of the activities from the pack to try today. P.E games information for parents. Year 6 activity pack


Thursday 7th January - Following on from our science topic of light, learn about the eye using this PowerPoint. Then have a go at labelling the parts of the eye here. You could try drawing the eye yourself before labelling. For an extra challenge, write your own non-chronological report about the eye. You could use this PowerPoint for extra information and add a section on optical illusions.


Friday 8th January - Recap and practise our learning on light with this escape the room game. Instructions PowerPoint, clue cards, recording sheet, answers.

PE

Click here to find some fun activities to do at home that will keep you active.


Click here to try some yoga.


Week beginning 11th January 2021


Click here for a timetable that you could follow to help keep active at home. There are some challenges you can complete and send in to win some prizes.

Guestbook

Please let me know about your work at home.

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Alexander(a couple of months ago)

Hello, just doing my schoolwork, hopefully later I'm baking a cake with my mom, just wondering how everyone is. Sad I cant go to school sorta miss it :/ stay safe.

Sam(a couple of months ago)

Hi guys today I opened my birthday presents

Miss Jaggard(a couple of months ago)

Yes there was an issue with the school website earlier but everything should be working again now.

Miss Jaggard(a couple of months ago)

Hello Eila and Bethany, well done for escaping Smeaton's Tower.

Bethany(a couple of months ago)

Its not letting other people go on to the class page and it is only because I had mine open early that mine is working I think there is a fault

Issie(a couple of months ago)

The website isn't working, but my thing was already open so i could get on, Is there a fault???

Eila Jones(a couple of months ago)

Hi! Today Isabella, Bethany and I have done the Escape Smeaton's Tower and we got out! I have also done the maths and the english. I chose to do the Girls On Track. What have you done today?

Bethany(a couple of months ago)

The instructions power point for the escape room has the answers on!

Miss Jaggard(a couple of months ago)

Hello Sophie. Well done for completing the maths, English and science activities for today.

Miss Jaggard(a couple of months ago)

Hi Mulberry class. I saw a few of you were unable to mark your poetry reading assessment. Apologies for the missing link but this has been fixed and you should be able to access the poetry answers now.

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