Weekly Learning Challenges
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Although there are plenty of activities, you do not have to do them all. Do as much or as little as you like and have a go at whichever ones appeal to you the most.
It would be great to hear what you have been up to and see what you have been working on.
If you are attending Kirkby College as your secondary school, please have a look at the transition section on our class page.
Here are some challenges to work on this week:
|This weeks Teacher Beef.||Whose puppet is the best? is it:|
PRINCESS RED LIPPED BAT FISH.
YOU DECIDE !!!!!
Did you know that you would have been sitting your SATs this week?
We know that you are obviously gutted about not being able to show off all that you have learnt and are missing out on the chance to celebrate how awesome you are.
DO NOT FEAR!
Miss Geeson and myself have been hard at work writing you some replacement SATs (RATs - Replacement Awesomeness Tests) to have a go at! I think that these are even better than the real SATs.
If the Department for Education want to get in touch about writing some test papers for the Year 6 SATs next year, then my email is just at the top of this page.
Seriously, open these up, have a look and give these a go.
Have a go at these Maths challenges this week.
Have a go at the work for Summer Term Week 3 which re-caps fractions (simplifying, comparing and ordering, adding and subtracting).
As always, let me know if you are struggling with anything.
Click the link to take you to the videos and resources.
Here's another quick daily activity to flex those mental Maths muscles with.
5 quick fire mental arithmetic questions per day. The answers are included to help you check how you did too.
English Challenge: Poetry
Your challenge this week is to write an animal themed poem based on the poem 'Animals on Show' (which you can find below).
There is a twist: whilst the poem below is sea themed, the poem that I would like you to write in a similar style is sky themed. Rather than imagining the watery magical kingdom down below, I would like you to describe the majestic kingdom above instead.
Consider your word choices carefully and try to include these poetic and descriptive techniques:
Ambitious and descriptive vocabulary
Think carefully about the rhythm, atmosphere and tone of your poem too.
Project work: Evolution
This week: Adaptation
This week we will be looking at adaptation.
Adaptation is where a life form changes over time to enable it to better survive in a certain environment. Darwin first noticed this on his voyage to the Galapagos Islands, where he noticed that different finches had different shaped beaks depending on the food that they ate, allowing the different species of finch to all survive alongside each other and not have to compete for a food source.
Darwin called this natural selection, meaning that animals with beneficial adaptations are more successful, and will likely pass on this adaptation, or even a better version of this adaptation, to their offspring, giving them an even greater chance of survival in that environment.
For more on adaptation, check out the resources below.
Choose an animal or a plant and research their features. Then explain what adaptations that animal has and how this enables it to live in a specific environment. Check out the adaptation resource below for a few examples.
How you present your work is up to you: you can create a poster or even a written explanation or fact file.
Research an animal or plant and it's various adaptations.
Option 1: Create a 3D model of your chosen plant or animal.
Feel free to use any material: paper (origami can be difficult but very impressive), clay, salt dough or whatever you have available.
Option 2: Create a picture of your animal. Feel free to use any medium or style, be it pencil sketch, oil pastels or paint.
I have an activity for you that will combine Music, Art and R.E.
Below is an image by Kandinsky that uses colour and shape to express how he is feeling.
I would like you to choose a piece of Music that makes you feel positive emotions and create a piece of Art work in the style of Kandinsky. You can use this image or look for others you might prefer.
You can choose any medium you wish.
My choice would be "This is Me" from the Greatest Showman.
I have set myself a challenge to learn all the correct lyrics , but I promise not to sing it for you when I see you
Send Mr Brown or I your finished piece.
Take care of yourselves.
Additional Support and Learning - BBC Bitesize and Oak National School Online Classroom
Are you looking for a little bit of something extra?
Again, this is entirely optional, but excellent if you are hungry for a little bit more learning or after a bit more support in a certain area of your learning.
Here are 2 brilliant websites that contain some additional learning resources that are highly recommended. Each one contains a variety of daily lessons, complete with supporting videos and some questions to have a go at.
Take a look, see if you would find it useful and have a go.
The schedule and link for this week are below.
Oak National Academy Online Classroom
Similar to BBC Bitesize, there are teaching videos and a few tasks for each day.
Just follow the link below.