Good morning lovely Year 6. I hope you all had lots of fun in the sunshine at the weekend! It's the last few days of remote learning - and we have World Book Day on Thursday to look forward to.
Let's have an amazing week!
This is the timetable for today:
Today, to make a change - we're going to have a look at an activity from Pobble. Here is a picture called 'Number 28'.
Here is a story starter which goes with the picture:
Thump…Thump…Thump…His footsteps thundered down the road, causing passers-by to stare in amazement, dogs to howl in back yards and alarmed old ladies to peer out of their bedroom windows wearing petrified looks on their faces. His legs were as long as oak trees, his torso was as wide as a house and his fists were as heavy as tractors: this metallic monster meant business.
“Number 28 checking in. Over.” He spoke into the radio set, built in to his helmet.
His instructions crackled back through the earpiece. He knew what he had to do…
Have a go at answering these questions in your book about the picture and the text.
- Who/what is Number 28? What is his mission? Where has he come from? Who is he speaking to?
- Do robots have feelings? Will there be robots around in the future?
- If we all had a personal robot that belonged to us, would this be a good thing or a bad thing?
- Does a robot need to eat food, or do they need fuel?
- What is the difference between fuel and food?
Once you have finished that, see if you can have a go at writing the next short chapter of the story. Be creative! What could happen next ?
Write today's short date (01/03) in your book and have a go at today's arithmetic:
If you're feeling really confident with finding percentages of amounts, have a go at these extension questions using these skills to calculate banking and interest rates.
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 lesson - Music
Today we are going to be thinking about a piece of music called 'Night Ferry' by a composer called Anna Clyne - a London-born composer who now lives and works in New York.
Anna's talent for music was obvious early on - she completed her first composition at just 11 years old! Since then she has gone on to create a whole range of orchestral and chamber pieces as well as concertos, solo and vocal arrangements and has become one of the best-known female composers of the day.
Watch the introductory film here:
Look for the picture on the web page which looks like this:
When you've finished watching, draw a huge wave on your page inspired by the music. You need to decide whether it is -
smooth or jagged?
big or small?
tall or short?
long and thin or compact and fat?
When you've done this - don’t take too long on it - play the full orchestra performance again and this time, write the following list:
Use the music as inspiration. If you are stuck, ask yourselves ‘what colour is the music?’, ‘how does it make me feel?’ etc.
Listen to the full orchestral performance one more time and write the words you came up with directly onto your wave picture, following the line of the wave and placing the words carefully – perhaps the most important word should be placed at the most important place on the wave etc.
Finally, use small words (connectives, conjunctions) to link your words together along the wave so that you create one line of poetry. You could end up with a line of poetry like this:
The cerulean crescendo towered unsettlingly....