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Thursday 7th May 2020

Good Morning 6B!

Thank you so much to all of you that sent pictures of your positivity jars. Some of the memories you shared really made me smile and reminded me just how much I love my job as a teacher.


Today will be our last day of learning this week as tomorrow is the 75th Anniversary of VE day, which hopefully you have remembered looking at in our WW2 topic. Don't worry if you have forgotten what it is as this is what today's reading activity is on.


I will put some optional activities related to VE Day in Friday, which you can complete if you wish.


Suggested timetable for today:

Joe Wicks - 09:00 - 09:30 (30 mins)

Fluent in 5 - Arithmetic (5 mins)

Reading/English - VE Day (25 mins)

SPAG - Mystery of the Missing Emoji (30 mins)

Maths - Coordinates (30 mins)

Science - Forces (No suggested time limit)

Art - Art Competition 


Joe Wicks: Complete the Joe Wicks workout. You can catch it live everyday from 09:00 - 09:30 on YouTube by following the link here.


Fluent in 5: 

Can you complete the 5 questions above in less than 5 minutes? Remember to use the inverse operation to check your answer.


English/Reading: Follow the link HERE and watch the video on VE Day.

When you have finished watching it, write a short summary in your green books to explain what VE Day is and why we celebrate it.


Remember when writing a summary you only need to include the key information. If you are finding this a challenge, start by writing a list of the key points in the video and then pull out the ones that you believe are the most important to help you to create your summary.


SPAG: I know you all enjoyed finding the pirate treasure in maths last week so let's see if you can rise to the challenge of finding the missing emoji in SPAG this week.

We haven't done one of these before but they do follow the same structure as the maths ones. 

Please find everything you will need in the attached PDF file below.

Maths: Today we are going to start revisiting coordinates.

The key to being able to locate a coordinate is to remember the phrase, 'Along the corridor then up/down the stairs'.


The grid you can see to the right has four quadrants.


The centre point (0,0) is called the origin.


When we move to left or down from the origin, this is called moving in a negative direction hence the minus numbers.


When we move to right or up from the origin, this is called moving in a positive direction, which means we will always have at least one positive number in our coordinates.


Lets look at finding the coordinates for point C on the grid to left. Start at the origin (0,0). We move 'along the corridor' until we are level with point  so our first coordinate (the x-axis coordinate) = (-1, ? )

We now need to go 'down the stairs' until we reach point C, which takes us to -4 ( the y-axis coordinate). So our coordinates for point  are (-1,-4)


Have a go on SATs Companion at 'Finding the Coordinates in all Four Quadrants'.

Remember to go along the corridor first, then up or down the stairs.

A video is also available in the lessons section if you need more of a refresher.

Science: Check out our third lesson on forces. So far we have looked at gravity and friction and today we are going to explore a different force.

Make sure you watch the videos as you move through and then have a go at making your own paper spinner by following the instructions.

Art: If you have completed all of today's tasks and you haven't done so already, please take some time to complete you entries for the Art competition. 


Thank you so much for all of your continued hard work 6B. I hope you have a fantastic extended weekend and I will look forward to hearing all about it next week!


Miss Bradley