Week Commencing 28 June 2021
Art - Friday 2nd July
Today you will be making your own example of graffiti art.
Keith Haring's style of art is well known for bold, bright colours with thick outlines and a cartoon-like style. Read this PowerPoint to find out more.
Graffiti is defined as writing or drawing that is scribbled, sprayed or scratched on a wall or other public space. There is evidence of wall drawings dating back thousands of years but modern graffiti started in the 1960s, in America. Creating this type of street art without permission is against the law and some people see it as a nuisance. However, others view it as an expressive art form and some countries have designated sites where graffiti artists may display their work.
Graffiti can include the use of symbols, words and names. It can also incorporate striking patterns and images of people or characters. Your task is to create your own example of graffiti art, using these images for inspiration.
Maths - Friday 2nd July
Year 4 - Today you will be using your knowledge of multiplication and division to solve problems.
Year 5 - Today you will be writing fractions as decimals. Start by watching this video on YouTube.
Year 6 - Today you will be solving word problems involving the 4 operations.
English - Friday 2nd July
Today you will be reading aloud your 'Just William' play script.
- Look at the camera when you are speaking
- Not hide your face behind anything
- Speak slightly more slowly than normal
- Speak clearly and with expression
- Use facial expressions
Practise reading aloud your play script and then ask somebody at home to record you and email it.
History - Thursday 1st July
Today you will be exploring how food was grown and processed in the Shang Dynasty.
Your task is to follow the instructions to make a model of the irrigation round the Yellow River.
Assembly - Thursday 1st July
Today's assembly is called 'Internet Safety'.
Begin by reading this joke:
- What goes 'choo choo choo' when it is online? Thomas the search engine.
Read Stephen's Story and then think about the following:
- Is it ok to go on the internet to chat to other children?
- How can you tell if a chat site is safe?
- Do you always ask an adult to check what sites you are visiting?
- How can you tell if somebody is who they say they are?
- Have you had an experience like Stephen's?
- If so, how did you deal with it?
- What should Stephen do?
Read this PowerPoint on e-safety.
Thought for the day:
- "Take care when you share. If in doubt, speak out." The NSPCC
Finally, listen to this song on YouTube.
Maths - Thursday 1st July
Year 4 - Today you will be solving word problems involving multiplication and division. Start by watching this video on YouTube.
Year 5 - Today you will be ordering and comparing decimals. Start by watching this video from Oak Academy.
Year 6 - Today you will be solving problems involving fractions.
English - Thursday 1st July
Today you will be writing a play script based on a 'Just William' story.
Read 'William Joins the Band of Hope'. Write a play script based on the text, making sure that you remember to use the features of play scripts. Use the text to provide the dialogue and to suggest stage directions.
Reading - Thursday 1st July
Maths - Wednesday 30th June
Year 4 - Today you will be solving word problems involving multiplication and division. Start by watching this video from Oak Academy.
Year 5 - Today you will be comparing tenths and hundredths written as decimals. Start by watching this video from Oak Academy.
Year 6 - Today you will be solving problems involving the 4 operations.
Assembly - Wednesday 30th June
Today's assembly is 'Picture News'.
Players, teams and fans have sent messages of support to Christian Eriksen after the football player collapsed just before half-time in Denmark's opening Euro 2020 game. The team's captain, Simon Kjaer is being hailed a hero for carrying out a swift and potentially life-saving response. The game was suspended as he was given treatment on the pitch and eventually taken to a nearby hospital, where he's recovering well.
Things to talk about at home...
- Do you know any first aid? Where did you learn it?
- Have you ever been in a situation where you have seen first aid being used? What happened?
- Can you think of any other practical skills you think would be useful to learn at school?
English - Wednesday 30th June
Today you will be writing stage directions based on the text.
Over the next few lessons, you are going to create a play script for one of the 'Just William' stories. Yesterday we looked about how dialogue in the text had bee used to write the words that the actors say in TV programmes. Now think about how the actors know what to do and how to behave when they are saying their lines - stage directions (usually written in brackets and in italics). Again the text can help. Here is an example from 'William and the School Report':
- Aunt Augusta's face registered blank horror. "You - your tore up your school report?"
This can be written as:
- AUNT AUGUSTA: (anxiously, with a look of horror on her face) You - you tore up your school report?
The question mark also helps the actor. The expression on the actor's face is important too. Watch 'Parrots for Ethel' and concentrate on the actors' facial expressions (not just the speaker).
Read the extract from 'A Question of Grammar' and practise writing stage directions.
Religious Education - Tuesday 29th June
Today you will be considering what is written in the Bible about the foundation of the Christian church. Start by watching this video from Oak Academy.
What is a church? This may sound obvious, but the word itself has more than one meaning. Is it a building, is it people, or both? Read today's presentation to find out more.
Year 6 - The apostles were prepared to die for their beliefs. What would you be prepared to die for? What might other people be prepared to die for? Record your thoughts.
English - Tuesday 29th June
Today you will be planning a film version of a 'Just William' story.
Think about the story 'The Sweet Girl in White'. Think about how it could be made into a TV film. How could the script be written? Using dialogue from the book? Watch the TV film of this story. Does the setting match the book's descriptions? Do the characters say the words in the text dialogue? Has anything bee missed out or added in?
Reading - Tuesday 29th June
Year 5 - Before, Now, Next - Follow the example on the sheet and write your own short story situation, including prediction clues.
Reading - Monday 28th June
Year 4 - Today you will be looking for clues in text and pictures that suggest what may have happened before and what might happen next. You can make predictions from very little information as long as you are able to link the information to your own experience and knowledge.
What has happened? - Why is the boy on all fours? What was he doing before this? Was he exhausted and catching his breath back? Why would he be doing this? Where might this be happening? Make your predictions and write them down. Give detailed reasons for what may have happened to him and what you think might happen next.
Year 5 - Today you will be looking for clues in a text that suggest what may have happened before and what might happen next.
Before, Now, Next - What do you know about Josie's character that helps you to predict what she will do next? What does she find difficult to do? How does she solve a problem? Write the clues in the box that refer to what she has done 'before', then what she might do 'next' from the clues given in the story situation. Write what you think will happen in the end, giving detailed reasons for the conclusion of the story.
Year 6 - Today you will be finding clues in text and pictures that suggest what might happen next. To be able to predict with some accuracy, it is important to think ahead as you read. You need to rely on a mix of prior knowledge and the clues given to predict what may happen next. Because rhyme usually has a strong rhythm and repetitive words and phrases, it offers the perfect opportunity to practise these skills.
The Lobster Quadrille - Read the rhyme aloud and fill in what you think the missing words and phrases are as you read. Listen out for rhyming patterns of sound and repetition. Remember that the words you insert must agree with the context of each line and with the overall poem. You might want to count the number of syllables in each line to help you to check that the words sound right. When you have finished the activity, read your completed rhyme aloud to check that it sounds right.
Assembly - Monday 28th June
Today's assembly is called 'Sadness'.
Sometimes we feel happy and sometimes we feel sad, and the aim of today's assembly is to explore what makes us feel sad, and to think about different levels of sadness and how to cope with sadness.
Read the statements below. For each one, decide how sad it might make you feel. 1-3 is a little bit sad, 4-6 quite sad and 7-10 very sad.
- Your friend tells you that she is moving to another school.
- The football match you were really looking forward to is cancelled.
- An elderly relative dies.
- A friend is seriously injured in a crash.
- A pet dog or cat is run over.
- You do not get the part you wanted in the school play.
- You have to move house and go to live in a different area.
- Your parents tell you that they are going to separate.
- You do badly in a test.
Read what Erica Stewart says below about coping with sadness. Which piece of her advice do you think is the most helpful?
What can you do if you are feeling sad?
There are certain things you can do if you are feelings sad, says Erica Stewart. If you are feeling very sad, it can help to have a good cry. It's not babyish to cry and the idea that boys should not cry was abandoned long ago. Having a good cry lets your feelings out and it's better to cry than to bottle up your feelings.
Other things you can do are take some exercise, like going for a cycle ride or going for a swim. Taking exercise can take your mind off what's making you sad.
Or do an activity that you enjoy. You can play your favourite computer game or watch your favourite film. Listening to your favourite music can help too.
And if your friends call round for you, try to make yourself go out with them, even though you don't feel like it.
Don't spend all your time moping and feeling sorry for yourself; it won't help. What will help is if you talk to someone about your feelings. If you feel you can't talk to Mum or Dad about it, find an adult you can trust.