Welcome Winterton to a new year!


Hello everyone and welcome to the new year! Unfortunately I will not be able to see many of you in person, my thoughts are with you all. But we must continue to work as near normally as possible.

So here is the work for our first week of the new term. Please make sure you work through the lessons and activities below so when we are together again we are all in the same place in our learning. Activities on Education City are also updated weekly and can be found at https://go.educationcity.com/

Also, remember to log on to Tackling Tables and practise! Let me know how you get on – https://www.tacklingtables.co.uk/

As always, I can be contacted via the school office or on my email – d.marshall@gf.kwestacademy.com. Don’t hesitate to email and let me know if you need anything to support your learning. I look forward to seeing your completed work.

Suggested Timetable

8.40 – 9.00 – Times table and handwriting practice.

9.00 – 10.30 – Maths (remember if you would like the Powerpoint that we will use in the maths lesson, please email me and I will be able to send it to you.)

10.30 – 10.45 – Have a break and a well-earned snack!

10.45 – 12.00 – Literacy

11.45 – 12.30 – Reading comprehension or spelling and handwriting practice

LUNCH

1.30 – 3.00 – Each day work on one of our other subjects or do your Education City activities.

Remember, your learning is your responsibility – work hard and don’t give up!

 

Literacy

We are starting a unit looking at using the technique of time slip in our narratives. We need to think about how to describe our setting and characters really well; how to use suspense in our writing and also how we manage a time slip (a change in the time) being described. Lots to think about!

As usual we will begin by sharpening up our descriptive techniques by writing a short piece of text describing an image. Remember to write your initial ideas down, then go back and edit them. Have you chosen the very best vocabulary you can? Does your writing put an image into your reader’s head? Have your made your reader feel something? Here is a really useful video by Tom Palmer, a published author, who explains exactly how he does this.

Try this when you do your short burst writing.

Here are the 2 images I would like you to use:

image for Tuesday 5th Jan  image for Wednesday 6th Jan

Thursday 7th Jan

Now is the time to write your cold task. It  must use suspense, quality description and be a story where you tell the story from 2 different times (you may choose to go forward in time, or back in time).

Friday 8th Jan

Here is the model text and the text map we are going to be using in this unit.

Copy of Kidnapped text

Copy of Kidnapped text map

The text map only has the first 2 paragraphs mapped for you – can you do the rest?

As you are not in school until Tuesday, we will not have spellings this week. Here are your reading comprehensions for this week:

Tuesday 5th Jan

Year 5-6 Reading extract and questions – Trappers Hill  Set A questions

Wednesday 6th Jan

Year 5-6 Reading extract and questions – Trappers Hill  Set B questions

Thursday 7th Jan

Year 5-6 Reading extract and questions – The Alps  Set A questions

Friday 8th Jan

Year 5-6 Reading extract and questions – The Alps  Set B questions

 

Maths

Tuesday 5th Jan

Today we are looking at multiplying by 10,100 and 1000.Here is a useful Oak National Academy link: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/multiply-and-divide-by-10-100-and-1000-involving-decimals-64wk6r?step=2&activity=video

Wednesday 6th Jan

Today we are looking at dividing by 10,100 and 1000. Another useful National Academy link: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/multiply-and-divide-by-10-100-and-1000-with-in-context-c4t68t?step=2&activity=video

Thursday 7th Jan

Today is looking at fractions and their decimal equivalents. Here is another Oak National Academy video lesson. It is a little difficult but persevere! https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/decimal-and-fraction-equivalence-cngk8r?step=2&activity=video

Friday 8th Jan

We are continuing with fractions and their decimal equivalents today.  In this Oak National Academy lesson we look at a different way of working out equivalence as yesterday’s method doesn’t always work – again persevere! https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/decimal-equivalents-of-fractions-cnh32r?step=2&activity=video

 

Science

In this unit we are studying systems in the human body, including the circulatory system. Make your front page for topic (title of ‘Circulatory system). Brainstorm what you already know about the topic and think of some questions you would like answered. 

Here is a very short video to give you some ideas: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zr48r2p

 

Topic

Our Topic this term has a geography focus and the overarching question we will investigate is – Do we create the weather?

This is an enquiry which involves students working as geographers acquiring skills to answer questions about the causes and consequences of global warming. The Arctic and Antarctic are looked at in detail and the impact of climate change on Arctic, Antarctic and UK animals are examined.

Lesson 1 Key Question: Why are so many people in King’s Lynn and Britain trying to help the planet? In this lesson, chn learn about some of the things that people are doing to help the environment. There will also be a focus on key vocabulary.

Click on the following link to the powerpoint and follow the lesson on there: Topic Lesson Week 1

Further explanation about the greenhouse effect can be found on these links:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7IwPFXzLH8c

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPJJM_hCFj0

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

 

Art

This half term we will be studying Op Art and how it has been used to inspire fashion designers. Find out about these artists:

Édouard Manet (1832-83) French Modernist painter  

Piet Mondrian (1872-1944) Dutch Abstract artist  

Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) Spanish painter and sculptor  

Victor Vasarely (1906-97) Hungarian Op artist  

Richard Serra (born 1938) American printer and sculptor .

How have they inspired fashion designers? Choose one of these artists to find out more about them. Think about how you will present your work on the artist you choose.

 

R.E

In RE this term we are thinking about the question ‘what makes us human?’ Think of one word that you think answers that question. What animal do you think is the closest to a human being? How is this animal similar to a human and how is it different?

Christians believe that we are made in the image of God. What does this mean? 

We have worth for who we are, NOT what we do, because God made us. We are unique. 

How is that different from the way the world works: we are judged by how we perform, what we do. 

SCENARIO: Coronavirus: ‘I know my life will not be saved in this pandemic’ 

Watch video about disabled lady. 

 https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/disability-52149219 

Lack of respirators, how do doctors make the choice? 

 What have you learned from this lesson? 

 

Music

This term you will collaborate in groups to work towards a signed song performance of your own creation.  Before we begin, we will watch and evaluate a range of music performances done using sign. You will evaluate the music piece based on:

  • What sort of story is it telling? What do you think it is about?
  • How do the performers communicate the narrative? Think about expression, body language, rhythm.
  • How does the music communicate mood?  Does it  express happiness, sadness, fear, excitement etc?
  • What do you think about the performance (like and dislike)? Is it effective?

Click on the links to begin thinking…

Bruno Mars – Just The Way You Are https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pW5WnWEz2Hg

Dance Monkey – Tones and I  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQd3kqx263I

Keala Settle – This is Me   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5jNwvJ-vZU0

 

Also don’t forget to eat well, sleep well and exercise!

See you soon

Mrs. Marshall

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