Good morning Year 6. I hope you all had fantastic weekends, and a chance to rest and enjoy the crisp winter mornings we had over the weekend.
Today's timetable looks like this:
These are suggested times (apart from the Zoom lessons), so fit your learning in when works best for you and your family.
Morning zoom session
Meeting ID: 976 5490 2076
Afternoon zoom session
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 962 1157 7444
Today we are going to be editing our set of instructions from the end of last week. To do this, I would like you to have a look at the video lesson below. Although the teacher in this lesson is talking about editing a piece of writing about Aladdin, the skills we need to edit our instructions are the same. Watch the video - pausing and joining in at home when she asks you to - and then when you get to the end, your task will be to edit and improve your instructions on 'How to catch a monster'.
At the end of the video, you will need to pause the screen when it looks like this:
At this point, you need to edit your instructions.
Remember to check these things in particular which need to be there for instructional writing to be successful:
- Accurately punctuated sentences with full stops and capital letters for all proper nouns (names, places, days, months etc.).
- a title and sub-headings, an introduction sentence, a list of ‘things you will need’ or equipment, step- by-step instructions
- a diagram (labelled) to support the instructions
- numbers or bullet points to make the order clear.
- imperative or ‘bossy’ verbs to create commands
- modal verbs (must, should, might)
- use of adjectives, adverbs and special or technical words to be precise
- conjunctions or adverbial phrases to join two ideas together (until, although, when you get there/before you begin).
- clauses marked with commas.
- parenthesis (brackets, dashes or commas) to add extra information.
Write today's short date (11/01) in your home learning book and have a go at these arithmetic questions:
Sorry Year 6 - the lesson stopped itself for some reason, so I have had to restart it with a new code.
Log on to LBQ and have a go at the comprehension exercise. The code today is:
Remember to use your full name (including surname) and your own chosen passcode to log in.
Afternoon lessons - Art
Today we are learning about using simplified shapes and lines to create more abstract drawings. Have a look at this video online on creating optical illusion art using straight lines and a sphere. All you will need to have a go i.s a piece of paper, a ruler and a pencil.
Normally on Mondays we do our PSHE lessons in the morning - including our mindfulness meditations. These are an important opportunity to calm and still our minds in the busy world we are living in. Although we cannot practise together, I am uploading a mindfulness exercise here so that you can use it at home if you would like to. It's not from the set we usually use, but have a go and see if focusing on your breathing helps you feel calm.