Good morning Year 6!
Here is your timetable for today:
1st lesson: Numeracy
Watch the video, then download the activities and complete them. You can then check your work against the answers.
2nd lesson: Literacy
An editor's note explains how the book came to be:
More than 25 years ago, a publisher named Peter Wenders was visited by an author and illustrator called Harris Burdick. Harris Burdick had 14 stories that he had written and he had brought one picture from each story with a caption to give to Wenders. If Wenders wanted to publish the stories, Burdick would return with the complete manuscripts. The next day, Burdick didn't show up. Burdick never returned to Wenders' office. Over the years, Wenders tried to find out who Harris Burdick was, but he never found out. Burdick was never seen again, and the samples are all that remain of his supposed books.
In 1984, the author Chris Van Allsburg visited Wenders' office, and Wenders showed him Burdick's drawings. Van Allsburg decided that maybe if he published the drawings, they may find out who Harris Burdick was.
Below are some of the samples with the titles and caption:
For a shorter piece of writing, you could:
-Write the conversation the tiny voices are having about 'Archie Smith, Boy Wonder'. This will allow you to practise your knowledge of punctuating speech.
-Describe the wallpaper bird coming to land back on the wall, or about to fly out of the window, from the 'Third Floor Bedroom'.
-Describe the vines growing out of the book, whilst the girl is sleeping in 'Mr Linden'd Library'.
To find out more about the mystery of Harris Burdick, follow the links below. The author Lemony Snicket turns detective as he tries to unravel the mystery.
3rd lesson: Science
Characteristics can also be passed on to offspring (an animal's children) if they are useful and help the animal to survive. Watch the video below to understand how this might work.
Click the link below to see a copy of the activity sheet. What are the different combinations of characteristics that Mr and Mrs Potato Head's offspring could inherit? The first one has been done for you as an example: the offspring has inherited Mrs Potato Head's eyes and nose, but Mr Potato Head's ears. What are the other possiblities?