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Wednesday 3rd November

Good morning!

I hope you had a lovely half term.  Sorry to hear that you are off today.  Here is the learning for today. smiley



We would usually be reading our group reading books first thing, so make sure you take at least half an hour to read at home this morning.  Choose an activity from the 'activity cards' and complete it. You could do this activity on a computer if you can.



Maths - Y6 recap lesson

LO:  To divide by 10, 100 and 1000

This follows on from yesterday's lesson.

  1. Use the video to guide your way through the lesson, stopping and starting it when asked.
  2. Complete the questions and then mark your work.
  3. Make sure you do any improvements and have another go at questions you got wrong.
  4. Try the True or False question to help assess your understanding.

Year 6 Maths Lesson Video


LO: To write a Haiku

  1. Open the first PowerPoint and read the Haikus.
  2. Think: can you remember the rules for writing Haikus?
  3. Read the second PowerPoint to find out all about Haikus.
  4. Now, use the video to learn an easy way to count syllables.
  5. Open the Haiku planning document and read the first page. (It doesn't need printing)
  6. Use the 'hand under chin' method to check the number of syllables in the 'beach' poem.
  7. Use the second page of the document to help you plan your own Haiku about something to do with 'the island'.  It could be about dramatic weather, the forest and all of its sounds and creatures, or even a relaxing Haiku about the beach and the sound of the waves.  
  8. Have a go at writing your own Haiku.
  9. Check the syllables and make any changes if needed - use synonyms or contracted words to ensure the number of syllables is correct.
  10. Try to write a series of Haikus about 'the island' and remember that they are usually about nature
  11. Present your work neatly - add illustration.  You could use Word for this.

Chin Drop to count Syllables


LO: What can you find out about an endangered animal that lives in the rainforest?

  1. Today you are going to do some research about an endangered animal. Tomorrow the research will be used to create a presentation.
  2. Open the PowerPoint.
  3. Read slide 2 for an overview of the lessons: Endangered Species.
  4. Re-read the first two facts and then watch the video (The link is on the PowerPoint).
  5. (The rest of slide 2 is what they are going to be doing in school today and can just choose any of the animals you wish to research...if you are in tomorrow, you will be able to join in with a group to make the presentation)
  6. Read slides 3 to 6 to find out about some endangered animals.
  7. Now, choose one of the animals from the slides and do some more research about them. 
  8. The research needs to be presented beautifully.  It should include the notes from your research but also 'be more' than just a list of facts.  You should add illustrations, diagrams and a concept map to support your notes and think carefully about the layout of your work.


LO: To spell words ending in 'able'

  1. Use the PowerPoint for the spelling lesson.
  2. Complete the handwriting and other spelling activities.
  3. Spend some quality time with your spelling journal to help learn the spellings.