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Summer Term 2020

This half term we have looked at 'The Ancient Maya' and the way they lived. This week we have been looking at Fairtrade.  

 

Thank you to all those who have sent in some wonderful pieces of work for our celebration page.  If you haven't sent yours yet, you can do so through Purple Mash email or to my email (fcullerne@suckley.worcs.sch.uk).  

Friday, 10th July 2020

Maths

The White Rose maths materials:  

 

Family Maths Challenge Day 

 

Y5 https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/

Y6 https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/

Reading

Love reading - here are some options:

Purple Mash Story - new story - A Tiger's path - Chapter 1.  

Information research - find out about tigers: 

https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/discover/animals/general-animals/10-tiger-facts/

Own reading book                  

Online stories or listen to a story of Macbeth Retold by Marcia Williams:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zphn7yc

New Items:Newsround https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround

 

Writing


Look back at the spelling for this week and get someone to test you on this week's spellings.  Don't stop there, pick a few tricky ones from this term to check that you still remembered them. 

 

  • Purple Mash writing task: Research tigers and write a fact file. (Include some of the spellings from y5/6 list in your writing if appropriate.) 

 

 

Have fun being imaginative: don't forget to magpie ideas from your reading; apply your grammar skills and use punctuation for clarity. 

Friday, 3rd July 2020

Maths

 

The White Rose maths materials:  

 

Family Maths Challenge Day 

 

Y5 https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/

Y6 https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/

Reading

Love reading - here are some options:

Purple Mash Story - Mathos Chapter 2

Own reading book                  

Online stories or listen to a story Rik Mayall - Jackanory: George's Marvellous Medicine, Part 5/5                                                              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-7I-YLkMCw&list=RDYJcqBzqv_oE&index=4

New Items: First News and Newsround https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround

Mayan/Fairtrade topic - information text (see Monday class page) or own research

                          

 

Writing


Look back at the spelling for this week and get someone to test you on this week's spellings.  Don't stop there, pick a few tricky ones from this term to check that you still remembered them. 

 

  • Purple Mash writing task: Imagine that you have just taken a ride on a magical animal. Did it fly like Pegasus? Maybe it ran faster than a car on a motorway. What did you see on your travels? Were you nervous or full of excitement? ? (Include some of the spellings from y5/6 list in your writing if appropriate.) 

 

  • Have you written about the Maya or Fairtrade this week?  Why not write an alternative creation story or the story of a Fairtrade farmer?

 

 

Have fun being imaginative: don't forget to magpie ideas from your reading; apply your grammar skills and use punctuation for clarity. 

Friday 26th June 2020

Maths

 

The White Rose maths materials:  

 

Family Maths Challenge Day 

 

Y5 https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/

Y6 https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/

Reading

Love reading - here are some options:

Purple Mash Story - Pit Boys Chapter 5

  • Find out what will William do to make sure the inspectors know that children  are still working in the mine. 

Own reading book

Online stories or listen to a story Rik Mayall - Jackanory: George's Marvellous Medicine, Part 4/5                                                              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYc-Sr7Pt1w&list=RDYJcqBzqv_oE&index=2

New Items: First News and Newsround https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround

Mayan topic - information text (see Monday class page) or own research

Writing


Look back at the spelling for this week and get someone to test you on this week's spellings.  Don't stop there, pick a few tricky ones from this term to check that you still remembered them. 

 

  • Purple Mash writing task: Compare and contrast Joseph and William  - what are their strengths and weaknesses and what motivates their actions? (Include some of the spellings from y5/6 list in your writing if appropriate.) 
  • Have you written about the Maya this week?  Why not write and diary imagining you had discover some ancient ruins.

 

  •  Alternatively, look at https://www.pobble365.com/magnetised and write an imaginative description of what is happening in the picture or finish creating a magical story using the story starter...

 

Have fun being imaginative: don't forget to magpie ideas from your reading; apply your grammar skills and use punctuation for clarity. 

 

Friday 19th June 2020

Maths

 

The White Rose maths materials:  

 

Family Maths Challenge Day 

 

Y5 https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/

Y6 https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/

Reading

Love reading - here are some options:

Purple Mash Story - This is a catch up day to tackle outstanding tasks so there is no Purple Mash Story today.  Send in ideas for the next book.  You could reread your favourite story and write a sequel.  

Own reading book

Online stories or listen to a story Rik Mayall - Jackanory - George's Marvellous Medicine, Part 3/5                                                              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXwBnwLl1ec&list=RDYJcqBzqv_oE&index=2

New Items: First News and Newsround https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround

Mayan topic - information texts (see Monday class page)

Writing

It is a day to catch up and/or create fabulous writing. 

 

  1. First get someone to test you on this week's spellings and pick a few tricky ones from last term.
  2. Look through your outstanding Purple Mash writing tasks and pick one that appeals to you.
  3.  Alternatively, look at https://www.pobble365.com/dragonworld/ and writing a dragon story.

 

Have fun being imaginative and don't forget to apply your grammar skills and use punctuation for clarity. 

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Friday 12th June 2020

Maths

 

The White Rose maths materials:  

 

Family Maths Challenge Day - it is a football one today.  Learn about the importance of time keeping in football with Premier League referee Kevin Friend.

 

Y5 https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/

Y6 https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons

Reading

Love reading - here are some options:

Purple Mash Story - Our Big Kitchen Chapter 3

Own reading book

Online stories or listen to a story Rik Mayall - Jackanory - George's Marvellous Medicine, Part 2/5                                                                                            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjPgU4-l41g

New Items: First News and Newsround https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround

Mayan topic - information texts

Writing

Writing something everyday is really important to keep your skills honed and gives you an opportunity to practise your punctuation, grammar and spelling.   

 

Today's Purple Mash writing task is to write about what home means to you.  

Alternatively, write something from the theme this week.  

 

Brush up on your grammar by completing the Spelling and Grammar task related to "Our Big Kitchen".  (This one can be completed as a 2do on Purple Mash.) 

 

Get an adult to test you on this week's spellings.  Take the tricky ones and invent a way to remember them. 

Friday 5th June 2020

 

 

Reading

Love reading - here are some options:

Purple Mash Story - The Time Lock Adventure Chapter 5

Own reading book

Online stories or listen to a story - Try Rik Mayall - Jackanory - George's Marvellous Medicine, Part 1/5 

                                                         https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=niL_h6kYPbk 

New Items: First News and https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/52912416 

Mayan topic - information texts

Writing

Writing something everyday is really important to keep your skills honed and gives you an opportunity to practise your punctuation, grammar and spelling.   

 

Today's Purple Mash writing task is to predict your version of the next part of "The Time Lock Adventure'. Seth is in a dangerous situation. What will he do next? 

 

Alternatively, write something from the theme this week.  

 

Brush up on your grammar by completing the Spelling and Grammar task related to "The Time Lock Adventure" and practise your spelling by copying carefully and finding different ways to remember them. 

 

Get an adult to test you on the last half term's spellings.  Take the tricky ones and invent a way to remember them. 

Summer Term 2020  - First Half 

This half term we are  investigating a watery theme starting with looking at the weather and water cycle before moving on to rivers. 

 

Thank you to all those who have sent in some wonderful pieces of work.  If you haven't sent yours yet, you can do so through Purple Mash email or to my email.  

 

 

Friday, 22nd May 2020

 

Our mental health and wellbeing is very important and is at the heart of our school.  This week is Mental Health

Awareness Week and this year the theme is Kindness to ourselves to others and to the planet.   

 

Research shows that helping others can be beneficial to our own mental health. It can reduce stress, improve our emotional wellbeing and even benefit our physical health.

 

Emotional health benefits:

1. Helping others feels good 

2. It brings a sense of belonging and reduces isolation 

3. It helps to keep things in perspective

4. It helps make the world a happier place – it’s contagious! 

5. The more you do for others, the more you do for yourself 

 

Physical health benefits: 

1. It reduces stress

2. It helps get rid of negative feelings 

3. It can help us live longer 

 

Make a plan and do something for someone else today.  Make Friday fun by telling jokes, perform a play or cooking something lovely for the family.  

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Reading

 

Love reading - here are some options:

Purple Mash Story - The Magic Pen Chapter 6

(Find out if Bill manages to solve the problem and save his sister and friend from their gruesome fate. ..)

Own reading book

Online stories

First News

Writing

 

Writing something everyday is really important to keep your skills honed and gives you an opportunity to practise your punctuation, grammar and spelling.   

 

Today's writing task is to write a book review.

You can also choose something from the theme this week and get writing stories, poems or fact files.

 

None of those inspire you - try watching a film instead.  This is a futuristic look at a classic fairytale.  There is no dialogue at all and the suspense builds up throughout.
Writing Ideas

  • Creating storyboards,
  • Describing a setting,
  • Write a futuristic versions of another fairy stories,
  • Write a newspaper story about the wolves etc.

 

https://www.literacyshed.com/chaperon-rouge.html

 

Brush up on your grammar by completing the Spelling and Grammar task related to "The Magic Pen".

Friday, 15th May 2020

 

Our mental health and wellbeing is very important and is at the heart of our school.  Next week is Mental Health Awareness Week and this year the theme is Kindness to ourselves to others and to the planet.   

 

To support all those families and children who are finding life difficult due to social isolation, we are asked you to donate a beautiful picture, an uplifting poem, an interesting letter or a story to be included in parcel drops for people who are suffering.  Thoughtful words and acts of kindness make a real difference, bring a moment of happiness and make people feel connected.  Sharing your wonderful creations will bring joy to others. 

 

Thank you to all who sent contributions - they are so lovely. 

 

I have sent them to Community First and Wellbeing Hub, who will be distributing them across Worcestershire next week.

Reading

 

Love reading - here are some options:

Purple Mash Story - New Story - The Magic Pen Chapter 1

Own reading book

Online stories

First News

Writing

 

Writing something everyday is really important to keep your skills honed and gives you an opportunity to practise your punctuation, grammar and spelling.   

 

Today's Purple Mash writing task is to imagine you are in an emporium and describe the weird and wonderful objects that surround you.

You can also choose something from the theme this week and get writing stories, poems or fact files.  

 

Brush up on your grammar by completing the Spelling and Grammar task related to "The Magic Pen" and have a look at the bitesize lesson about how to use prepositions for effect in a setting description.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zbkwqp3

Friday, 8th May 2020

 

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Friday, 1st May 2020

This week many children have been using the wet weather to help them investigating our watery theme. 

Thank you to all those who have sent in some wonderful pieces of work.  If you haven't sent yours yet, you can do so through Purple Mash email or to my email. 

 

Friendly Fun Friday - do something different to start the day - how about drawing an illustration for your stories, poems and presentations?  

 

Ask an adult for permission to look on YouTube to see how Rob Biddulph draws his illustrations for his books.  

#DrawWithRob 1 Gregosaurus

 

 

Maths

The White Rose maths materials are proving popular.   

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/

Purple Mash Maths 

English

 

Reading

 

There is no Purple Mash task today set for today.    

 

Instead, there is a booklet to read about caving.  Water creates caves and this booklet gives useful information about caving and describes what it is like to be in a cave.  

Writing

 

Have a look at what you have written this week and have a look at what others have written on our celebration page.  This is a day for catching up on tasks, proof reading, editing first drafts or being creative and writing the ideas that have been building up in your mind.  

 

So far this week, children have written radio new reports, book reviews, comparisons, science investigations and  poems. 

 

Time to be imaginative and write about something that inspires you such as: 

  • What it would be like for a toy to travel down the drain/sewers,
  • What has been happening in your life,
  • Something else - perhaps a letter to others to spread some kindness?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday, 24th April 2020

2020 Time Capsules

 

This week the whole school are taking part in a special project that future generations will find fascinating - creating time capsules.  (See Mrs Marshall's letter and look at Tuesday's page for further information.)

Friday, 24th April 2020

Have a look at the celebrations page.  If you want to send a photo or a document to share with everyone, you can do this by either emailing it through Purple Mash or by emailing it to fcullerne@suckley.worcs.sch.uk.

 

There are some new Purple Mash activities but don't feel you have to complete them all - make sure you have a fun Friday.  

Maths

 

The White Rose maths materials work alongside the Suckley mastery approach to maths.   

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/

Purple Mash Maths 

Fractions, Percentages and Decimals

Estimate Angles

 

English

 

Reading

 

Enjoy reading your own book, finish reading Rain and Shine and if you are really addicted to Purple Mash, start the new book.   

Writing

 

Time Capsule 2020 writing - have you written a diary or a letter or a description of your family or a story based on what is happening at the moment?  If you haven't sit outside in the sun and start writing.  Remember what the author said - just write without interruption.

Purple Mash Writing - poem - Bit of a Hero

Spring Term 2020

Friday, 3rd April 2020

 

After the shout out national applause for NHS/care workers, our team decided to set a whole school activity f to design a thank flower/ bunch of flowers for the key workers.  Many children have contributed to this event.  (See Latest News Page).  

 

If you have a picture but haven't submitted it yet, please send it today.  

 

 

Be Positive and Proactive

Spread a bit of kindness - smile when you are asked to do something and do it to the best of your ability.

 

Celebrate the achievements and work completed this week.  Tell those around you how much you appreciated their help and compliment others about their achievements.

 

Morning check in to look at English and Maths Tasks

 

Check 2Dos on Purple Mash

 

English: 

  • Seeds of Doom - Chapter 3

 

Maths:   

  • Speed Test x 12      
  • Prime Numbers
  • Roman Numerals

 

 

Spelling and Spag

 

Celebrate your success and check whether you can spell more words correctly than at the beginning of the year.

 

Look at your spelling tests for this term and practise the ones that you found most challenging.  Create a way to remember tricky ones - silly poem, beautifully decorated word, find hidden words or other words that follow the same pattern, etc..

 

 

Time to exercise:

  • do something physical that you enjoy.

Maths

 

Practise your tables x 12 (Purple Mash Speed Test)

Negative Numbers Revision (Purple Mash)

Play a maths game

 

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/

Lunch Time

Help make a lunch and provide some entertainment afterwards - sing a song, perform a poem, play charades, etc..   

 

Tidy up whilst enjoying a chat.

Afternoon

Reading

 

Read for at least half an hour.  Talk about the plot or theme with someone, act as if you were the character in the text or write a summary of your thoughts about the book.    

 

What have you been reading?  Make a recommendation and share photos, videos, illustrations and book reviews via Purple Mash or school email.  (fcullerne@suckley.worcs.sch.uk or head@suckley.worcs.sch.uk )

 

Look at Pobble: http://www.pobble365.com/

Break

Take a break and do something physical. 

Creative opportunities

Choose a task from your pack or the home learning project or the learning project for the week.

 

Explore ideas and create - have a look on Purple Mash and create a picture or some music.   

Friday, 27th March 2020

Eagles soar and rise above

Suggested tasks for Friday:

 

Breakfast

Discuss what you are going to do today over breakfast.  Spread a bit of kindness – tidy your room and offer to help someone else.

 

Morning check in to look at English and Maths Tasks

Check 2Dos on Purple Mash

Reading: A Bridge on Fire - Chapter 5,

Writing: Write about a time when you were worried about something

Maths: Speed Test  

 

Other: Make a plant postcard for someone in the class,

            Design fun work out exercise routine

 

Writing

Spelling and Spag

Look at this week’s spelling and create a silly mnemonic or another way to remember tricky words.  A mnemonic, also known as a memory aid, is a tool that helps you remember an idea or phrase with a pattern of letters, numbers, or relatable associations. Mnemonic devices include special rhymes and poems, acronyms, images, songs, outlines, and other tools. Mnemonic (pronounced ni-mon-ik) is derived from the Greek phrase mimnēskesthai meaning to “remember.”

 

For example: 

Spelling mnemonics are rules, patterns, or phrases used to remember certain difficult spellings. Here are a few common examples:

  • Never believe a lie.
  • There’s a rat in separate.
  • Because: Big Elephants Can Always Understand Small Elephants
  • should, could and would have “oh u lucky duck” hidden inside them.

 

Use fronted adverbials for cohesion in writing.  (Purple Mash)

 

Talking task

Look at Pobble and talk about today's picture.  http://www.pobble365.com/

 

Written Tasks

  • A Bridge on Fire (Purple Mash)

Think about a time when you have been worried about an event or situation.

Maybe it was either a difficult test, a sleepover or a speaking part in a school assembly. Write about how you felt before, during and afterwards.

 

  • Make a post card with a spring picture on the front

Write a message to someone (pupil or teacher) about your week

(Remember to use good sentence structure as well as cohesive devices such as time adverbials at the beginning of sentences.)

Take photos

Ask your parent to post it or email them to school to Suckley Primary. 

 

Time to exercise

Take a break for Fun Friday

Create an exercise routine for you and your family.  Offer family rewards for completing the tasks - the funnier the better.  (Keep a camera handy to capture someone smiling!)   

Drink some water and have second go.  Ask your family to rate your exercises?

 

Maths

Practise your tables x 5 (Purple Mash)

https://uk.ixl.com/math/year-5/what-decimal-number-is-illustrated

https://uk.ixl.com/math/year-6/what-decimal-number-is-illustrated

Locating Decimals on a Number Line (Purple Mash)

Play a maths game

 

Lunch time

Look up a recipe and help make lunch.  Tidy up afterwards

 

Afternoon

Reading

 

Read for at least half an hour.  Talk about the plot or them with someone, act as if you were the character in the text or write a summary of your thoughts about the book.    

 

What have you been reading?  Make a recommendation and share photos, videos, illustrations and book reviews via Purple Mash or school email.  (fcullerne@suckley.worcs.sch.uk or head@suckley.worcs.sch.uk )

 

Break

Take a break and do something physical

Check celebrations of work this week on website. 

 

Creative opportunities

Computer programming – Vehicles on Purple Mash

Design and make a playground to keep Red Riding Hood out of mischief. 

 

Choose a task from your pack.

 

Have a lovely weekend. 

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