Wednesday 29th April 2020

Good morning Year 6, thank you very much for the many emails I received yesterday with lots of excellent work attached. I was particularly pleased to read your finished portal stories from your Talk4Writing work; the description you used continues to be brilliant – well done.

I have been hearing that some of you are struggling with the amount I am setting – please remember to choose an activity and just do what you can. Remember anything is always better than nothing!

The weather hasn’t been so great so far this week, I am guessing that this is making home learning a bit easier, in that, there’s nothing else to do!

Here are your daily tasks:

English – Last week, I put a link on to a free download of our class book ‘Wonder’. I know that lots of you have a hard copy at home, have already read the book and maybe have watched the film. Today, I would like you to finish reading ‘Wonder’ or recap by skimming though the book again. Tomorrow, I will be giving some comprehension questions relating to this text.

Maths – Today, I would like you to complete a BBC Bitesize Maths task. I really like this website for your revision across the curriculum. On the 27th April the lesson was multi-step addition and subtraction problems, which would, for some, be a great revision. The 28th was short and long multiplication and the today's is factors, multiples and prime numbers. If not, look further back and choose another lesson you would like to go over.

Also, I have been sent another maths website which I think would be really useful as a revision tool. It is the National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics, otherwise known as NCTEM. Here, you can find video lessons for primary aged children. Currently, they are going over fractions, which, again for some, could be a useful revision tool. There are also videos for parents here as well.

Please don’t stress over the amount I have included here, I just want to make sure that everyone is catered for with their maths needs. Pick and choose what you want to go over.

Music- For this lesson, I would like you to listen to some music (of my choice) and write down how you feel about it. Make sure you listen all the way through. Note down what instruments you can hear and how the music makes you feel. Click on the link and begin listening. Here you will find music from the great classical composers, such as Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin, Gershwin, Handel, Holst, Mozart and Tchaikovsky (as well as many more). Please try and listen to them all.

Where possible listen to the whole duration of the music before answering the following questions in your books:

  • Have I heard this before?
  • What instruments can I hear?
  • How does this music make me feel?
  • What does the music remind me of?
  • What comes to mind when I am listening to this music?
  • How similar/different are the composers?