Good morning Year 6!
How are you all doing this morning? I hope you all had an amazing week full of snowy fun at the start and sunshiney fun at the end! We're back to school today - and we've got lots to do before we get to Easter.
Today's timetable looks like this:
Today we are going to be starting a week long unit about one of my favourite poems called 'The Listeners' by a poet called Walter de la Mere.
It's an old poem - so you're going to have to pay close attention when you listen to it. Use the link to access the Oak Academy lesson - and then watch the video. In today's lesson, we will learn about the poet, Walter de la Mere, and read the poem 'The Listeners' for the first time. We will then think about our first impressions of the poem and what we understand the poem to be about.
Watch the video - and follow the instructions the teacher gives you. Pause the video to do the activities and then complete the independent work at the end of the lesson - you'll be dividing your page into 4 sections and answering some questions on your first impressions of the poem.
Write today's short date (23/02) in your learning book, and then have a go at these arithmetic questions:
Some of you will be very excited this morning - as numbers 1-4 can be done mentally - if you choose.
Today we are starting a new topic in maths today - percentages. Don't worry if you don't know anything about them yet - we're going to be learning all about what they look like, what they tell us - and how they relate to fractions and decimals.
Watch the White Rose video - you can pause it as you are watching to have a go at joining in with the activities. When you get to the end, have a go at the work in your home learning book. You will need to have the worksheet open on a device in front of you and then do your working out and answering in the book. Once you have completed the task, you can use the answer sheet to mark your work before an adult emails me a picture of it. Good luck - and remember to email me if you have any questions.
If you want to challenge yourself further and look at percentages in a different way, have a look at this activity online:
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 - RE
Our new topic in RE is all about Reconciliation and the Sacrament of Anointing the sick.
From the very beginning of Jesus’ ministry, he was concerned with the sick and needy. He never turned anyone away even when he was tired and weary. In Jesus’ day, there were many sick people and they often had to survive by begging at the roadside. This story from Luke illustrates Jesus’ compassion:
Choose 3 of these key questions to answer in your book using full sentences:
- Why do you think Jesus was so concerned with the sick and needy?
- Why do you think the people scolded the blind man?
- How do you think the blind man felt?
- What do you think was the significance of the title the blind man gave to Jesus, ‘Jesus! Son of David!’ What did it show about his faith?
- What was Jesus’ attitude to the blind man?
- What do you think Jesus meant when he said, ‘Your faith has made you well’?
- What do you think of the attitude of the people once they saw Jesus’ healing power?
- How do you think the blind man felt when he could see?
- Write a short report for the Jericho Times about the incident and explain who people believe Jesus is and what ideas and experiences people have of him. Link it to other scriptural texts if you can and include quotes from bystanders about how it has affected their faith.