25/03/2020 at 09:53
Good morning 6J! A really successful day yesterday using Google Classroom and I am impressed with the work submitted.
Today’s tasks are:
- Art lesson – due 26/3 (I can’t wait to see your designs)
- Maths division task – due today
- Science adaptation task – due today
- Writing character description of Bess – Due Friday (Needs to be detailed and edited)
- Guided reading – David Walliams – due today
- Wide-eyed guided reading task – due Friday Lots to be getting on with. Please prioritise tasks and ensure you try to complete all of the set challenges. If you have any questions, don’t forget to ask!
I have assigned 4 tasks on Mathletics to be completed by tea time on 28/3/20. These tasks are linked to the learning we completed in class last week – angles. If you have any problems accessing the tasks please let me know.
Here is the login page: https://login.mathletics.com/
Some other useful links:
Spelling shed – https://www.spellingshed.com/en-gb
TT rockstars – https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth
Joe Wicks PE lessons – https://www.thebodycoach.com/blog/pe-with-joe-1254.html
13/03/2020 at 15:35
This week the children have all been working really hard on their Mathematics and English skills and have produced some really good work.
This week the children have been continuing their work around the Highwayman poem by Alfred Noyes. The children have all been provided with a copy to take home and share so hopefully you have all seen this. The children were tasked with re-telling the poem in a narrative form. I was very impressed with what I was seeing and hearing during the lessons and I’m looking forward to reading these over the weekend. Last week, we produced some art work to depict the metaphors described in the poem. Here are some examples of the work produced.
The moon was a ghostly galleon tossed upon cloudy seas
The road was a ribbon of moonlight over the purple moor
The wind was a torrent of darkness among the gusty trees
His eyes were hollows of madness
This week we have been exploring perimeter, area and volume. The children could use some of their previous knowledge to help them think of the formulas to use. They worked really hard on these skills and could answer many SATs style questions based on these. I will be setting some questions around this in the coming weeks.
Children have been set pages in both of their revision guides. They will have the page numbers written down. They have also been given an arithmetic task to complete to develop their skills further.
Enjoy the weekend,
28/02/2020 at 15:44
This week we had the opportunity to visit the biggest wool mill in the world – Armley Mills. The children were impeccably behaved and were an asset to the school – I am very proud of you all!
The first part of the day involved the children meeting the Gaffa. We were dressed in our victorian mill children’s clothing, ready to part-take in a heavy days work when a rather loud and intimidating man entered the room. He bellowed commands and used his encouragement stick to make us do what he wanted. If anyone dared answer back he said that he would use the belt to teach us a lesson in good manners.
We were all very well behaved as we did not want to be punished (or encouraged) by the Gaffa. Luckily, he explained lots about how to make wool in the mill and soon gave us a range of different jobs to do: fillers, scavengers, doffers and piecers. These roles were all very important and we needed to know exactly what we were doing before we entered the mill to begin work. The Gaffa had told us about all of the terrible accidents and it was a little scary.
We also had the opportunity to see the machinery in action!
After our lunch, we had the opportunity to look around two different houses from the industrial revolution period. We compared a Mill Master’s house to a working class man’s house and the differences were very clear to see. The working class family all lived in one room and had little possessions whereas the Master’s family had a range of different rooms in the house and lots of luxury furniture and art work. It was very interesting to see some real artefacts and discuss the living conditions of the two different classes. Unfortunately, we were only able to take pictures of the working class family home.
Leeds – Liverpool Canal
The final part of the trip involved a mile walk from Armley Mills toward Kirkstall along the canal. We picked the canal as it was an integral part of the success of Leeds during the Industrial Revolution and offered the most efficient mode of transport for the importation and exportation of goods. We were able to see how the towpath had been developed over the years as the material used had changed in certain parts: tarmac, macadam and cobbles (setts). The children learnt lots of interesting and exciting facts along the canal and had the opportunity to ask Mr Harris many questions. We didn’t have chance to take any pictures due to the rain!
Have a lovely weekend and I hope it isn’t too wet!
24/01/2020 at 16:09
In Science this half term we have been looking at evolution and how animals adapt to their environment. Today we explored the different types of beaks which birds use depending on their diet and environment. We discussed that birds with short, heavy beaks usually eat nuts and large seeds, birds with long, thin beaks that are used for reaching far inside flowers to reach the nectar and other birds have tough, scissor-like beaks that are used for eating meat.
The children then conducted their own investigation into which beaks were best suited to different types of food. Each child inthe group had a different utensil to represent their beak including spoons, tweezers, cocktail sticks and scissors. Some beaks were rather frustrating and these birds had a lack of food!
The children then plotted their information onto a bar chart to show their results.
This week the children will be continuing with their 500 word stories. The due date for these is 12/02/20. The children have been asked to complete these on Google Classroom and most have made a good start.
Children have been given both SPaG and Mathematics revision this week. The page numbers for both the guide and question booklet are written in their planners.
Have a great weekend!
10/01/2020 at 15:53
I hope you all had a relaxing and fun filled break. The children have come back to school refreshed and ready to learn. We have had a fantastic week with some excellent work produced.
We have started our new topic of the Industrial Revolution. This children had limited knowledge about this period of history initially but soon developed their understanding and could recall some factual information. We then explored some photographs and video footage of London during this time period and discussed the similarities and differences we could see. The children were surprised to see Big Ben in the footage shown as they hadn’t realised how old this landmark is. We then went on to use the information and language gathered to write a short narrative describing the streets of London. Lots of interesting and varied vocabulary was used and I was impressed that they hadn’t forgot everything they had learnt before half term!
This week we have been focusing on position and direction and the children have blew me away with their abilities in this area. They have taken on every challenge I gave them and produced some outstanding work. We have covered translation, reflection and co-ordinates. I am really impressed with their attitude towards their learning.
This week we have issued revision guides and question books. The children need to complete these by Wednesday of the following week and return them to school for a session at school.
The children have also been issued a learning log to be returned next Wednesday.
Have a lovely weekend!
13/12/2019 at 15:59
This week the children have been finding out all abut the WW1 airfield which was situated on the school grounds. Children worked really hard exploring different facts and artefacts and used this information to infer what had happened over 100 years ago.
The children produced some lovely fact files and worked very hard to make them eye-catching and informative. Here are some examples below.
This week I have set some maths homework. This is due on Wednesday 18th December. Children also have some year 5/6 spelling to learn. The highlighted words are the spelling which they didn’t spell correctly in a recent assessment.
I hope everyone has a lovely weekend!