Year 6- Eagles: Blog items

Happy Easter!, by Mr Simpson

Date: 28th Mar 2020 @ 4:58pm

Hi folks!

Well done for this week - lots of you completed all the tasks that were set! Well done parents too! : )

We've started to get some great home learning photos coming in. Thanks for these Olivia:

 

Well done to Mr Jack V, who top scored on today's Arithmetic Test with 39/40. I want some 40's next time guys! : )

I promised I'd update you with the result of mine and Alexander's rainbow attempt, so here it is:

The paint colours will never be the same again! They're all a kind of muddy brown now - Alexander doesn't get the importance of cleaning his fingers before he dips them in the paint again!

I'm not coping very well with no longer being able to teach maths. Alexander's feeling the brunt of my frustrations. I tried some more bar model with him yesterday. We were counting Peppa Pigs and ducks (Yes, they are ducks before you laugh!). He was okay with counting how many, but struggled on finding the difference / how many more. I put it in a bar model, but other than a few snorts and quacks, I didn't get the reaction I'd hoped for! I've added the photos at the bottom.

There will be no daily learning set over the Easter hols. Please keep up with your reading (Reading Solutions & books) and IXL. It would be great to see some photos of you reading in ususal places - you might have to be creative with this due to current circumstances! 

Have a lovely Easter,

Take care,

Mr Simpson

 (Alexander's daffodils he planted in Autumn!)

 

 

 

Chester Zoo Tour Today, by Mr Simpson

Date: 27th Mar 2020 @ 8:40am

Eagles - 27th March - Home Learning, by Mr Simpson

Date: 27th Mar 2020 @ 8:04am

Good morning Eagles.

So I now understand the rainbow thing - might be a project for me and Alexander to do today! I'll update you later with the result!

Was everybody clapping last night? It was quite loud where I live. What a great diary entry that would make! Has anyone been keeping a diary?

Looks like the sun is still with us so make sure you get outside whilst you can, even if it is only in the garden - I bet your parents have some weeding you could be getting on with if you get bored!

It would be great if more of you could use your pupil logins to show some of the fabulous learning / creations you've done at home, or just to say how your getting on.

Anyway, to today's learning... 

Today’s tasks will be as follows:

Reading Solutions or Read Theory: Comprehensions x2 (IMPORTANT)

LBQ: 

SPAG x2 & Science - Code - t1n

Maths x2 - Code -  j2n  (Arithmetic Test Friday! Exciting!)

Also, 

Make sure to access the following link to support you in your home workouts, supporting your physical and mental health- 9am start! 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqLNxJe4L2I

Have a great day,

Take care,

Mr Simpson : )

Eagles - Home Blogging, by Mr Simpson

Date: 26th Mar 2020 @ 5:43pm

Hi everyone, 

Hope you've had a lovely day and managed to get out to enjoy a bit of sun. 

It's been great to see some of you using your new pupil logins to keep in touch. I'm looking forward to seeing your rainbow Rosie! That's a lot of 'Seven Worlds, One Planet', Nathan - I think I would have enjoyed the polar bear hunting too! I've seen before how they use sea ice to stand on and wait to pounce on their prey - amazing!

It was great to see some extra maths being done too, Olivia. Excellent algebra!

  

Some of you have also achieved some certificates on Reading Solutions. Well done to Amy (Level F Award), Prithvi (Lecel C Award) and Nathan (Level Pre A Award). Keep it up!

  

Also, on IXL, we have now surpassed 20,000 questions! Well done! Remember to continue to use this as an extra alongside LBQ.

I've had a nice day all in all. Alexander's keeping me on my toes! He enjoyed washing his car earlier - I might get him to wash mine tomorrow!

Take care,

Mr Simpson

Eagles - 26th March - Home Learning, by Mr Simpson

Date: 25th Mar 2020 @ 6:24pm

Good morning Eagles!

Great work yesterday to those (67%) who completed all LBQ tasks, although this was down slightly from Tuesday (75%) - lets have a big effort today! And most importantly, lets beat Doves!

I had a great day yesterday and was able to spend some time in the garden with Alexander in the morning (pics to follow). We painted a butterfly (symmetry) and I was able to talk him through some maths problems with balls from his ball pool. I did try to use bar model so he could visualise the problems; however, this does not seem to work for 2 year olds, particularly when they aren't looking at what you're pointing at - reminds me of some of you guys! :)

It would be great to hear how some of you are getting along. You will receive a pupil login shortly which will make it much easier for you to get in touch and upload some of your excellent home learning. You could even upload some of your reading in unusual places this way.

Have a great day!

Remember, Stay home, Protect the NHS, Save lives.

Take care,

Mr Simpson

 

Today’s tasks will be as follows:

Reading Solutions or Read Theory: Comprehensions x2

(This is important to help with the development of your reading - please ensure this is being completed  - I would love to see children moving through the levels!).

LBQ: 

SPAG x2 - Code - qb8

Maths x2 & Topic - Code - sul 

 

Also, 

Make sure to access the following link to support you in your home workouts, supporting your physical and mental health- 9am start! 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqLNxJe4L2I

 

 

Eagles - 25th March - Home Learning, by Mr Simpson

Date: 24th Mar 2020 @ 9:44pm

Today’s tasks will be as follows:

Reading Solutions: Comprehensions x2

A new site code for this was blogged yesterday.

LBQ: 

SPAG x2 - Code - 8yh

Maths x2 - Code - ld0

(both these activities will run till 15:30)


Also, 

Make sure to access the following link to support you in your home workouts, supporting your physical and mental health- 9am start!  We 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqLNxJe4L2I

Free Sign Language Course:

https://www.british-sign.co.uk/shop/product/introducing-british-sign-language-enrolment/

This is free for children under the age of 18 at the moment (usually £75) and is a wonderful opportunity for them to learn a fantastic life skill whilst they are home. However, I've noticed that lots of people are attempting to access this at the moment and there is often a queue to get on the site.

For further learning opportunities, please also complete activities on:

- Times Tables Rockstars

- IXL

A message from home, by Mr Simpson

Date: 24th Mar 2020 @ 9:39pm

Hi everyone,

Hope you've had a great day and haven't yet driven your parents crazy! I don't think I helped with that - posting a maths flipchart with 2 errors! I've checked through tomorrow's and it looks fine!

I joined in with Joe Wicks this morning at 9am. I had an extra challenge to contend with - Alexander was running around me in circles as I was lifting my knees up! We had a few close calls. I do much prefer his 'plank' method to mine though - just lying on the floor on your belly laughing! 
I am tracking how you're getting on with your home learning - well done to those who completed all today's tasks! I also noticed that some of you logged into IXL as well. 
I hope you're all well and adjusting to this change. I did think earlier that it would be a great opportunity to write a diary of your day to day activities and feelings. In many years from now people might find it very interesting to read how you handled this time in your lives.

Stay home, stay safe.

Take care,

Mr Simpson

 

 

 

Reading Solutions - New Site Code, by Mr Simpson

Date: 24th Mar 2020 @ 1:59pm

New Site Code: rpthega

Eagles / Doves - Maths. Task 2: Q13 & 29, by Mr Simpson

Date: 24th Mar 2020 @ 9:44am

Task 2:

Q13

The question and picture show different questions. Answer the question - not the fractions in the picture.

1 1/6 + 1/5 + 1 1/3 =

1 5/30 + 6/30 + 1 10/30

= 2 21/30

= 2 7/10

The correct answer should be 2 7/10. However, there is a mistake on LBQ which says the answer is 2 21/30 (not in simplest form). This has never happened before, apologies.

 

Q29:

Eating + Playing =

1 1/4 + 5 2/3 =

1 3/12 + 5 8/12 = 6 11/12

Total - Homework.

6 11/12 - 5/12 = 6 6/12

= 6 1/2

(LBQ says the answer is 3 1/2 - it isn't. I'll check through in future - this hasn't happened before. Must be a duff set!)

 

Eagles - 24th March - Home Learning, by Mr Simpson

Date: 23rd Mar 2020 @ 7:50pm

Today’s tasks will be as follows:

Reading Solutions: Comprehensions x2

This wasn't completed as much as the LBQ tasks yesterday. Please do so today.

LBQ: 

SPAG x2 - Code - 0xw

Maths x2 - Code - q6u

Also, 

Make sure to access the following link to support you in your home workouts, supporting your physical and mental health- 9am start! 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqLNxJe4L2I

Free Sign Language Course:

https://www.british-sign.co.uk/shop/product/introducing-british-sign-language-enrolment/

This is free for children under the age of 18 at the moment (usually £75) and is a wonderful opportunity for them to learn a fantastic life skill whilst they are home. However, I've noticed that lots of people are attempting to access this at the moment and there is often a queue to get on the site.

For further learning opportunities, please also complete activities on:

- Times Tables Rockstars

- IXL

Eagles - 23rd March 2020 - Home Learning, by Miss Fairhurst

Date: 23rd Mar 2020 @ 8:11am

Today’s tasks will be as follows:

Reading Solutions or Read Theory: Comprehensions x2

LBQ: 

SPAG x2 and Science x1 - Code - 14q

Maths x2 - Code - au5

Also, 

Make sure to access the following link to support you in your home workouts, supporting your physical and mental health- 9am start! 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqLNxJe4L2I

For further learning opportunities, please also complete activities on:

- Times Tables Rockstars

- IXL

UKS2 Topic Web - Home Learning , by Miss Fairhurst

Date: 20th Mar 2020 @ 10:33am

Attached are the UKS2 Topic Homework Webs, old and new! Please continue at home to support our topic learning by completing some of the following activities. Please share what you have completed by blogging, we will look forward to seeing them!

Youth MP Candidates, by Miss Fairhurst

Date: 19th Mar 2020 @ 1:37pm

Last week, we were lucky enough to have two members of the Youth MP candidacy visit our school. They spoke to us about their role, and the process of the being elected. After this, we watched the manifestos of the 12 candidates before those children who were 11 voted for two. 
 

 

UKS2 - 100 Book Challenge List , by Miss Fairhurst

Date: 19th Mar 2020 @ 12:14pm

In school we follow the 100 book challenge which offers lots of exciting books for your children to read.

Here are the titles of the books which make up the challenge. It would be fantastic if all children continue with their daily reading by reading some of these books at home.

Eagles Home Learning 19/03/20, by Mr Simpson

Date: 19th Mar 2020 @ 8:27am

Today’s tasks will be as follows:

IXL:

Year 6 Maths – 

BB.2 Vertices, edges & faces

BB.3 Nets of 3D figures

BB.4 3D figures viewed from different perspectives

 

Year 6 English – 

B.2 Identify nouns

B.3 Identify nouns – with abstract nouns

B.4 Identify common and proper nouns

 

Please also complete activities on:

Reading Solutions x2

Times Tables Rockstars

18th March 2020 Home Learning, by Mr Simpson

Date: 17th Mar 2020 @ 3:55pm

Today’s tasks will be as follows:

IXL:

Maths – Year 6:

F.15 Compare decimals & fractions on number lines

F.16 Compare decimals & fractions

F.17 Order mixed decimals, fractions & mixed numbers

 

English –  Year 6:

E.1 Identify adjectives

E.3 Identify adverbs

E.6 Is the word an adjective or adverb?

 

Please also complete activities on:

Reading Solutions: Comprehensions x2

Times Tables Rockstars

 

World Book Day, by The Gates Primary School

Date: 12th Mar 2020 @ 9:48am

The children really enjoyed World Book Day, and with a little imagination were carried away to far off lands!

Playdough, Lego and Sacrifices, by The Gates Primary School

Date: 12th Mar 2020 @ 9:46am

In History today, Eagles Class played with Lego and Playdough! Not because the children dearly miss their days in EYFS, well not only that, but to learn about Ancient Maya settlements. Children constructed their own settlements, including pyramids, temples, plazas, ball courts and markets.

As well as this, children took part in a game of Pok-ta-Pok. They used only their forearms, thighs and hips to control the ball. The winning team (the ones who hit the ball into the hoop) would usually be rewarded by being sacrificed to the Gods; however, on this occasion we didn’t stick to tradition.

Modelling the Solar System, by The Gates Primary School

Date: 12th Mar 2020 @ 9:45am

Today in Science, we created a scale model of the Solar System. We began by recapping our knowledge of the planets from the previous week including their distances and sizes, before choosing which fruit represented the planet and comparing it with our peers.

Following on from this, we then worked in groups to work out a scale model – applying our mathematical knowledge.

Once we had accumulated all of the information, we began to create a scale model of the solar system demonstrating the distances.

Class Election, by The Gates Primary School

Date: 12th Mar 2020 @ 9:44am

PSHE

Building on last weeks learning about how laws are made, this week, Eagles Class held a Class Election.

4 Budding candidates shared their manifestos and key promises and then the class held a secret ballot.

Fortunately, all candidates ran a clean campaign, no horrible secrets from the past were unearthed and there was hardly any protesting! All 4 candidates could shake hands after the election.

Well done Eagles Class!

Sources of Evidence, by The Gates Primary School

Date: 12th Mar 2020 @ 9:43am

Today, Eagles learnt about different sources of evidence that can tell us about the past.

In small groups, children learnt what pictures, objects, buildings and writing can tell us about the Maya.

We followed this with a debate, arguing which source gives us the most information. Although the objects team had a strong argument, children acknowledged that looking at all four sources is key to learning about events from the past.

Planets in our Solar System, by The Gates Primary School

Date: 12th Mar 2020 @ 9:39am

In science, we conducted some research into all the planets using a range of sources off the internet and through a range of non-fiction books. We also learned about the background information as to why Pluto was declassified and demoted to a dwarf planet.

Here are some of the interesting facts we learnt today:

– Jupiter has poisonous clouds with drops of acid that would burn your skin.
– Mars has the largest volcano in the Solar System (three times as high as Mount Everest)                         – Venus is the hottest planet despite Mercury being the closest to the Sun.                                                        – Neptune is sometimes further away from the Sun than Pluto.

Home Achievements, by The Gates Primary School

Date: 12th Mar 2020 @ 9:37am

This morning, children from a Eagles class shared their home achievements with each other. We had trampolining, dancing, martial arts, swimming and ‘guiding’.

Fieldwork Maths, by The Gates Primary School

Date: 12th Mar 2020 @ 9:36am

After our Geography fieldwork trip, children got to do some very exciting maths today!

Using the ‘straight forward’ formula: Discharge (m3/s) = Cross Sectional Area (m2) x Velocity (m/s)

Children were able to use their knowledge of mean, measures, place value, multiplication and division to calculate the amount of water flowing through the river per second at the point we measured.

Splashing in a river, by The Gates Primary School

Date: 12th Mar 2020 @ 9:26am

This week, Eagles class carried out some Geography fieldwork for Bolton Council at a nearby river. We took a number of measurements whilst we were there in order to work out the amount of water that flowed through the river (total discharge) per cubic meter per second. The council had asked us to monitor this due to the rising number of floods recently.

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