Y6 Friday Update – Wk 3

Hello Year 6! I hope you have all had a fabulous week despite the weather. Mrs Tillbrook and I have loved watching the rain through the windows and listening to our chilled saxophone playlist! The smell of fresh rain is my absolute favourite! It has also been a plus for me as I don’t have to spend as long watering the garden!

This week, Class B put their art skills to the test by drawing the Titanic and they have produced some incredible work! Let’s see if Class A can replicate this next week!

In maths, we continued to consolidate our understanding of sequences and finding the nth term. At one point, this involved becoming police officers alongside ‘Detective Newham’ to solve a series of crimes.

In English, we have been reading ‘Skellig’ by David Almond. We have written a description of the garage and of the moment when Michael (the main character) first meets Skellig, focusing on techniques to create suspense for the reader. We have also been practising writing PEE paragraphs to answer reading questions in more depth.

Based upon this week’s learning, here are some related activities for you to try at home next week:

English
• Write a short prequel for the story. Where did Skellig come from? Why was he in Michael’s garage?
• Draw or paint your own picture of Skellig. Alternatively, design a new front cover for the story.
• How is the character of Mina portrayed in chapter 9? Can you write a PEE paragraph to answer this question?

Maths
• Miss Puccio has a box of 40 chocolates. Each day, she eats 3 chocolates and gives Mrs Davies 2 chocolates. Write down the first five terms of the sequence formed by the number of chocolates she has left at the end of each day.
• Miss Puccio was given the chocolates and starts eating them on her birthday. Counting her birthday as day 1, at the end of which day will the box be empty?
• Create a similar problem for us to solve together next time you are in school.

Topic
• Build a model of the Titanic.
• Write a recount as if you were a passenger aboard the Titanic. As a writer, having a character complete some ‘normal’ activities first, might lull the reader into a false sense of security. This means the writer can shock the reader with the sudden disaster, or build the tension by adding in foreshadowing phrases like “Little did I know, that was the last meal I’d ever have on the Titanic.”

Remember to visit the following website for this week’s updated home learning pack: https://classroomsecrets.co.uk/free-home-learning-packs/

Stay safe and see you soon!
Mrs Davies

P.S. Keep practising our class dance! 😊

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