I'm afraid we are back to the home learning blogs again because school is closed once again due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Not to worry however, your year 6 teachers have put together a useful and enjoyable selection of activities for you to carry out at home.
Don't forget to send in your home learning to us, either as an image or on a document attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org. Make sure you include your name and class when submitting your work to us. You could send your work in using your school email address we taught you how to use last term. Just to remind you how to do this, go to the Gmail login page, the email address is you school user name followed by @bgfjs.org and the password is your school login password (Password).
If you want to have a chat, Julianne and Kaz are available using the email address below.
Make sure that you use your parents email to write to them.
Click on the YouTube link for day 1: the first lesson.
1st lesson: Literacy
Use your imagination and create conversations, thoughts, feelings, hopes and regrets for this face in an object.
Here's an example:
Use these strategies to help you:
- Use visualisation to create an image of what is happening in your mind.
- Annotate your ideas of the impression the words give you.
- Read around unknown words to find meaning.
1) Summarise what you think is happening in this extract.
2) What does the opening of this story remind you of?
3) Does it make you think of any questions?
4) Who are the central characters?
5) Where is it set?
6) How do you think Bradley feels being in this class? How do you think the teacher and the other kids feel about him? How do they treat him? Is their behaviour fair?
7) What impression are you given of Bradley Chalkers? Which words and phrases help you to imagine him?
2nd lesson: Maths
2) Spend 15 mins at least on Times Tables Rock Stars.
It is important you watch the video lesson first and then have a go at the activities underneath the video screen.
I have included the answers for you to check once you've completed as much of the activity as you can do.
Remember you don't need to print the activity out, you can write out your work and calculate your answers on plain paper.
1) Look at the pictures of Maya writing below:
Do you recognise any images in each symbol?
Why might the Maya have chosen that symbol, what might it represent?
Writing was a special skill learnt by scribes, who would be asked to write about the deeds and dynasties of the kings.
The codices contained more information about daily life. They include astronomical tables used for predicting solar and lunar eclipses as well as the movement of the planets, Venus and Mars. There is also mention of planting and tending their crops, caring for the stingless bees they raised for their honey and making offerings of incense or cacao.
Glyphs that represent a whole word
- Write your name using Maya glyphs. Remember there is no right or wrong way; Maya scribes were able to make artistic choices about which version of the syllable glyph they used and how they combined them together.
- Make different versions of your name and choose which you like the best.
- You could then try writing the date in Maya glyphs.
If you want to find out more about Maya glyphs and want extra activity ideas follow the link below.