Good morning, Year 6, and welcome to April.
This morning, Maria sent me this!
I was delighted yesterday to receive art learning from Maria and Matthew, and science learning from Elysia.
|Moment of Calm||Start the day off by calming your mind here.|
|PE||Stay fit and healthy by checking in with The Body Coach each morning at 9.00 at https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1|
|Handwriting||Copy these sentences containing this week’s spellings 6-10 into your handwriting book:
1. The trust had gone; it was time to resign.
2. His high-pitched scream was a signal that something bad was occurring.
3. My dad’s signature looks like a scribble to me.
4. “I wonder if these markings signify anything,” pondered the detective inspector.
5. Do not make anyone feel insignificant; we are all important.
|Reading||15 minutes of https://readtheory.org/|
|English||Click here to open today’s English activities.|
|Maths||WALT multiply simple pairs of proper fractions.
1. 8,018 + 276,531 =
2. 7.25 – 4.917 =
3. _______ = 75 x 33
4. 3,618 ÷ 27 =
5. ______ = 1000 x 0.063
Click here to open today’s maths lesson.
|French||I have set two new assignments on https://schools.duolingo.com/
If you have been unable to login, then email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll send you your login details.
|Geography||WALT research the human and physical features of our local area. (This project runs for 2 weeks)
Continuation of last week’s project
Research our local area, and answer these questions about your county or area:
1. What is the meaning of the name of your area?
2. What is the highest and lowest point?
3. What is the climate (including highest and lowest temperatures)?
4. What plants are popular?
5. What are the native animals?
6. What are the main roads through it?
7. What are the human features (those that wouldn’t exist in nature without humans) and physical features (those that occur naturally without humans) of Potters Bar?
Your task is to make a small guide book (electronic or on paper) about Potters Bar. Here are some ideas for you to include:
1. Five fun facts about Potters Bar
2. A map. Have a go at drawing a simple street map – make it as detailed as you want, but ensure the main roads are on it.
3. Write a small page about the history of Potters Bar (there is good information here http://www.pottersbarhistory.uk/thehistory.html but please do not simply copy and paste). It could be fun to include a quiz about the town’s history on a later page.
4. A page about the human and physical features of our town.
5. Write a review of some great places to visit or eat in the town.
Breakfast, stripping beds, orienteering, team games and lunch were what went down today, before we boarded the coach and made our way back to Potters Bar.
It has been a fantastic week: the sun has shone, children have challenged their fears, friendships have been strengthened, and everlasting memories have been made. Well done for the wonderful behaviour that you have shown and for making us proud teachers! Have a good rest this weekend and we’ll see you next week.
After devouring another Full English, it was onto go-karting, problem solving and environmental art. Some of the children could have given Lewis Hamilton a run for his money in the go-karts!
In the afternoon, things got very wet and sandy down at the beach. Some enjoyed a spot of crabbing, some made sandcastles whilst others were buried alive! It certainly was a highlight!
To end a lovely day, our evening activities consisted of archery, caving and watching the football – a shame we didn’t get the result we wanted though!
The children have loved receiving all your messages and are looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow afternoon fresh off the coach! Before that though, they have orienteering and team games to look forward to before we set off after lunch. Will try and get a blog post in before departure!
In the afternoon, we encountered our first track experience. Formula 1 here we come! Caving tested the nerves of many – all emerged unscathed and with wild tales to tell! Cooperation, communication and resilience skills were all put to the test next in Jacob’s Ladder.
After a roast dinner, the children put their glad rags on and busted some serious moves on the dancefloor.
The sun has continued to shine, the sun cream has been regularly applied and the children have been praised for their good behaviour and teamwork.
The children have been posting letters and are eager to hear your news from home – thanks to all who have been commenting on the blog and sending updates via email!
After a good night’s sleep and a hearty breakfast, it was time for our first activities of the day. Group 1 conquered their fears to whizz through the air at high speed on the zip wire, whilst Group 2 put their climbing skills to the test and scaled a 25ft wall!
Next the children put their blindfolds on and put their trust in their peers as they followed a trail through tunnels and tyres on their hands and knees.
Lunch was a choice of BBQ chicken wrap, sausage roll or jacket potato, after which it was onto fencing, bouldering, fire lighting and tackling an obstacle course.
More good food was consumed in the form of butter chicken or pasta bake followed by strawberry cheesecake, which set Y6 up well for Low Ropes and Trail of Mystery.
After another jam-packed sunny day, it was time to recharge their batteries once again and hit the sack.
The children loved receiving your emails – thanks for sending those through!
We’ve arrived! We had a smooth journey up the country and have been enjoying the sun since we got here. Upon arrival, the children had fun on the field playing football and volleyball with beautiful sea views! Then came the first test: making their beds. Let’s just say they need a lot more practice before they are pros!
For dinner, we enjoyed lasagne or chicken and wedges, with gooey brownie for pudding.
After that, we had Problem Solving, during which the class wowed our instructor by answering his riddles in record time! They had a bit more trouble trying to figure out how to escape from knotted ropes though.
Our final activity of the day was singing, telling jokes, drinking hot chocolate and toasting marshmallows on the campfire as the sunset.
It was great to see so many of you at the Kingswood Information Evening on Thursday. For those that were not able to make it, the powerpoint is below, and I will give the forms to your child.