Thanks to those who have submitted work. We are nearly there. Please can you message your friends: Jack, Abhi, Samuel and Laci May as I have NOTHING yet from them. A few of you still have 1 or 2 pieces outstanding. The videos so far submitted are BRILLIANT. I will let everyone know tomorrow which questions I need you to film.
Maths this week is ALGEBRA (Hooray!) and English continues our transition unit on Kensuke's Kingdom. I really encourage you to do this unit. It is designed to help you be ready for secondary school and introduces skills used in Year 7 that will differ from primary learning. Some children have asked whether they can do the Oak Academy or Bitesize work instead. I have checked this. We would rather you be doing something than nothing. However, because technically school is open for you, I would like to encourage you to do the work we are setting. Here's why:-
We are mainly setting just English, Maths and PHSE so do use Oak Academy and Bitesize for other curriculum areas perhaps? Email me, if you have any questions.
Choose from the usual format or the Bright Sparks Maths inquiry. As it is Friday I am also including a Friday Brain Buster taken from Maths Competition resources.
Choose either or both
If you are getting a bit bored of the usual format, this is another Maths project you could do instead. There are several tasks within the project and is an inquiry led project. New project on Wednesday.
Which numbers from 1 - 30 can be written as the sum of 2 consecutive numbers? What do you notice about these numbers?
What two consecutive whole numbers add together to make 101, 4323 or 54307? How do you know?
Your English can be found on slides 26 - 33 of the powerpoint. It focuses on a writing type which is a gap in your writing portfolio: non chronological report.
You will be writing an animal fact file on either orangutans (definitely more information available) or gibbons - bot animals discussed in detail in Kensuke's Kingdom. Your first task is one of research using the links I have provided for your own research. From this research you should create a spider diagram with at least 5 sub-headings. I have given some suggestions. Once you have completed your research, your main task is to turn your notes into a fact file. You must use your five subheadings and include a n introduction and a summary. There is a video explaining how to writing a non chronological report and the toolkit. The finished fact file will be mainly writing with some pictures. Please do not copy, cut and paste. There are examples shown. Finally, please listen to or read Chapter 5 before Monday.
Please create your fact file in your online transition booklet. You should have been saving it daily.
YOUR ENGLISH WORK FOR THIS WEEK SHOULD BE EMAILED TO ME TODAY, PLEASE
I am shaking things up a bit. For those of you who thrive on the familiar format that replicates how we do Maths in class, please continue to select these activities. For those of you who would like a bit of variation, I am starting a Bright Sparks section which will be more inquiry led Maths. Choose the Maths that suits you best.
Start the Jurassic World project. You won't complete it today.
Slides 22 - 25 of the powerpoint. Today's three mini tasks focus on the Peggy Sue. Michael has been tossed overboard and has washed up safely on an island. But Michael's parents don't know that. They must be besides themselves with worry. Your first task is to put yourselves in their shoes and add an extra bit of the story that hasn't been written by Morpurgo. You write it as a continuation of the story. Next, you put together a Missing Person's Poster. You need to follow the instructions and give full details about your missing son. Finally, you need to prepare an interview. In an attempt to raise public awareness and to get people looking for your son, you agree to be interviewed. You need to create the questions and responses.
As always, I'd like to type directly into the transition booklet which will expand as you type.
How are you getting on with this algebra block? Too easy? Too hard? Let me know. You don't need to send Maths to me as you have the answers but I'd like a bit of feedback.
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English today can be found on slides 17 to 21. We kick off with some vocabulary. Please look up the words you don't know. There are plenty of online dictionaries, if you don't have one at home. Write down the definitions of the words you look up in the transition booklet. Highlight some words you'd like to use in future writing. Remember, you can type directly and the boxes will expand as you type.
Next, there is a new chapter to listen to or read if you have the book. Chapter 4 focuses on what happens to Michael after he is thrown into the sea. You'll be glad to hear that he is safely washed up on an island - but is he alone? Make notes about what you learn about the island as it will be needed for your main task. There are a few comprehension questions to answer in the transition books to check your understanding of the text. Your main activity is a drawing activity, but also comprehension. Use the text to guide you as you draw the island. Please colour it and label. Hopefully, you have been saving the transition booklet as you go so open up YOUR saved document but the links are included in case you need them.
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The updated powerpoint and transition booklet is now uploaded.
You will need to work through the powerpoint from slides 9 - 16. Please use your initiative if you encounter technical difficulties. In the first instance, email me, move on and come back to it.
Today, our focus is on storms. I have written a narrative piece about a storm at sea that you will need to annotate. You can do this directly on the document (transition booklet) using the highlight tab on the Word toolbar. It looks like a pencil with a block of colour beneath it. Click that, then hover over the word you want to highlight. If you can't do that, you may need to print out the work to do it manually.
You will then compare my writing with Michael's descriptions ( a secondary school skill) and have a go at writing a short description yourself. If you type directly onto the transition booklet, you'll be able to send me all your work on Friday (not before). It gives us something tangible to share with your secondary schools if they ask.
Why not do a painting of a storm once you have finished writing?
Choose one or both of these activities.