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Summer Term 2020
This half term we will be looking at 'The Ancient Maya' and the way they lived. 
Thursday, 9th July 2020

Reading

Love reading - here are some options:

Purple Mash Story - Mathos Chapter 6

Own reading book

Online stories

Visit BBC Bitesize and learn how to analyse Shakespeare's The Tempest. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zwjdg7h

 

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 a book review.  

 

Alternatively, think could change your favourite chapter in Mathos from a narrative into a playscript or you could design it as a graphic novel instead.

 

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

 

Get an adult to test your spellings.  Take the tricky ones and invent a way to remember them. 

Thursday, 2nd July 2020

Reading

Love reading - here are some options:

Purple Mash Story - New Purple Mash Story:  Mathos 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.   

 

Year Six - don't forget to get planning for next week's writing so that you can create the best piece of writing that you will treasure forever. 

 

Today's Purple Mash writing task is to write a poem about a storm using alliteration and figurative language.  

 

Alternatively, write an advert for a fairtrade product after looking at the difference between adverts and brochures at: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z27vtr

 

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

 

Get an adult to test your spellings.  Take the tricky ones and invent a way to remember them. 

Thursday, 25th June 2020

Reading

Love reading - here are some options:

Purple Mash Story - Pit Boys Chapter 4

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 think about what William might be planning to change their lives on inspection day at the mine and write the next part of the story.

 

Alternatively, write something from the theme this week or learn more about William Shakespeare, including where he came from and how he became famous and write a mini play.

Y5 Twelfth Night - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zqhn7yc

Y6 Romeo and Juliet - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zb39vwx

 

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

 

Get an adult to test your spellings.  Take the tricky ones and invent a way to remember them. 

Thursday, 18th June 2020

Reading

Love reading - here are some options:

Purple Mash Story - Our Big Kitchen Chapter 7

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 either: 

  • Design a song or a jingle linked to your favourite charity work
  • Create your own story about an issue you feel strongly about
  • Write a book review

 

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" and practise your spelling by copying carefully and finding different ways to remember them. 

 

Get an adult to test your spellings.  Take the tricky ones and invent a way to remember them. 

Additional tasks related to Our Big Kitchen

 

Design and make a cookie box.

 

Bake and decorate some biscuits.  

Thursday, 11th June 2020

Reading

Love reading - here are some options:

Purple Mash Story - New story - Our Big Kitchen Chapter 2 

Own reading book

Online stories

First News

Information texts Maya and Central America

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 explore three different outcomes to Sienna's situation: Should Sienna return the woman's wallet? There is an additional task for the keen writers: find out about a local food bank or community kitchen,  write about it and share your findings on a display board.

 

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.) Practise your spelling by copying them carefully and finding different ways to remember them. 

Thursday, 4th June 2020

Mayan Minecraft

Still image for this video

Reading

Love reading - here are some options:

Purple Mash Story - The Time Lock Adventure Chapter 4

Own reading book

Online stories

First News

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 create a play script version of Chapter 4 of The Time Lock Adventure.  In this chapter, Dan and Seth meet a feisty Viking (Gudrun) and the time padlock becomes a much sought after object.  Can you make your play script both tense and funny?  

 

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. 

Funky Beat Creation T

Summer Term 1  2020

 

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

Thursday, 21st 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.  Give someone a compliment or a helping hand.

Fast propeller boat

Still image for this video

Maiden voyage of catamaran

Still image for this video

Reading

 

Love reading - here are some options:

Purple Mash Story - The Magic Pen Chapter 5 (This pen brings some more problems to Bill's life...)

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 read the first paragraph of the next chapter and write your version of the next part of the Magic Pen story.  Include adverbials of time,  place and manner to give cohesion to your writing.

 

Alternatively, write something from the theme this week.  

 

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

 

Visit Bitesize to remind yourself about use of relative clauses and adverbials.  

Relative clauses - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z6g98xs

Adverbials - https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/english-language-ks3-adverbs-and-adverbials/zffhvk7

 

Thursday, 14th 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, please could you be generous.  We are asking 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. 

 

Please send your contribution via email (fcullerne@suckley.worcs.sch.uk) before Thursday so that I can forward it to the local Community First and Wellbeing Hub.  They will then print your work and arrange distribution across Worcestershire.

Reading

 

There is no Purple Mash reading task set for today.    

 

Instead, there is a booklet which contains a series of letters telling a funny story about a boy.  He is grumpy and decides to leave home and live in a treehouse in the garden.  There is also a leaflet about house of the future.  

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.  

 

 

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

  • Write a leaflet to persuade others to look after our beautiful planet
  • Describe what it would be like to live in a tree house
  • Write a diary entry about what has been happening in your life
  • A letter or poem to others to spread some kindness?
  • Write a story about living in the future 

 

Visit the English pages on BBC Bitesize:

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z6py382

 

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

 

 

Thursday, 7th May 2020

On Friday 8th May, it is the 75th Anniversary of Victory Over Europe - the nation will join together to commemorate the service and sacrifice of the WWII generation. We want you and your families to explore VE Day together and help us show our thanks to this inspiring generation. 

 

We have a link with a Royal British Legion care home called Galanos House in Warwickshire. It offers nursing care and day care for the Armed Forces community and their families. As part of the VE Day celebrations, we thought it would be lovely if the children could write a letter and post it to the residents at the care home to thank them for making our world a safer and better place. It could include a picture of themselves and tell the residents a little bit about themselves to cheer them up in Lockdown.

 

The address to sent the letters to is:

The Residents

C/O Denise Goodwin

Galanos House

Banbury Road

Southam

CV47 2BL

Maths

 

The White Rose maths materials are proving popular.   

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

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

English

 

Reading

Love reading - here are some options:

Purple Mash Story - Buster's Blitz Chapter 4

Own reading book

Online stories

First News Paper

Writing

Today's Purple Mash writing task is to write a newspaper report about a frightening event such as being trapped in a building after an air raid.  You can choose to write a different type of newspaper report if you have a really good idea in your mind.  

Thursday, 1st May 2020

 

At this time of the year, our country is preparing for VE celebrations.  This year it is the 75th anniversary and it will be different from the usual celebrations due to our present situation. 

 

Our school community is going to acknowledge the work of heroes by making and displaying bunting.  Your task is to make part of the bunting chain and then send a 5 second video of you holding the bunting to myself (ficullerne@suckley.worcs.sch.uk) or Mrs Marshall (head@suckley.worcs.sch.uk).  

 

Finding it hard to get started?  Have a look at this: http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/england/pdf/how_to_make_your_great_british_bunting_step_by_step.pdf

Thursday, 30th April 2020

Maths

The White Rose maths materials are proving popular.   

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

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

English

 

Reading

Please keep reading for at least 20 to 30 minutes every day. 

The Purple Mash Book is Chapter 5 "Bit of a Hero" and this is the last chapter in this book.  If you didn't read the other parts, then read them first.  

Writing

 

Purple mash writing is a task to write a book review about "A Bit of a Hero".  

 

If this does not appeal to you, then you could either write a poem or a story based on the watery theme.

Writing inspired from: "A Bit of a Hero" and "Seeds of Doom".

Wonderful weather - what can you measure?

 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.)

Thursday, 23rd April 2020

 

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/

English

 

Reading

 

Today there is a different type of reading activity.  Please read the booklet as it is related to the "Water, Wonderful Water" project.  There are a set of questions to answer, which can be done over two or three days.

Writing

Time to write!

Grammar 

First have a look at the grammar task and practise sentence construction - make sure you can find the main clause, subordinate clause and the conjunctions in sentences. 

 

Extended Writing

If you haven't tried out the Purple Mash writing tasks, this is a time to investigate, be imaginative and practise your writing skills.  The tasks range from: book reviews, stories, play-script, house rules and a number of other ideas.   Alternatively, you could complete a diary entry for the time capsule or look at the theme plans and choose one idea to write about such as the water cycle or the story of a rain drop.  You can use the writing tools on Purple Mash: 2Write, 2 Publish or 2Publish Plus.  

SPAG - main clause , subordinate clause and conjunctions

Spring 2020

Thursday, 2nd April 2020

After the shout out national applause for NHS/care workers, our team decided to set a whole school activity for this week! The challenge is to design a thank flower/ bunch of flowers for the key workers, which may or may not incorporate the rainbow which is also an emblem being used. It can be carried out in any medium, then photographed  or sent to the FB page or to our emails so that we can uplift our web page with them! 

Be Positive and Proactive

Spread a bit of kindness

 

 

Morning check in to look at English and Maths Tasks

Check 2Dos on Purple Mash

English: Seeds of Doom - Chapter 2

Maths: Speed Test x 11 and Negative Numbers

English 

Reading

 

Seeds of Doom - Chapter Two

Spelling and Spag

Get someone to test you this week’s revision of Spring 2 spellings.  If you get some wrong, practise the correct spelling.

 

Quiz day - check how well  know your spellings  with the Purple Mash Quiz.

Time to exercise:

Maths

 

Practise your tables x 11 (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 cheerful lunch - create happy faces and interesting open sandwiches.  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 )

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.

 

Make or bake something related to Easter or Spring.  

 

Thursday, 25th March 2020

Spring walk and creations

Suggested tasks for Thursday:

 

Breakfast

Discuss what you are going to do today over breakfast.  Spread a bit of kindness – ask a parent how you can help them today.

 

Morning

Check 2Dos on Purple Mash

Reading: A Bridge on Fire - Chapter 4,

Writing: True or False

Maths: Speed Test 9x plus Comparing and Order Decimals up to 2DP

Other: Email or make a quiz

 

Writing

Practise your handwriting – if you have a paint brush, take a bucket of water and and paint a huge version of each spelling on an outside wall or on a path/paved area close to your house. Make sure you use and even joined script and check that you have spelt them correctly.  Don’t forget to take a photo before the water evaporates.

 

Make a post card with a spring picture, write a message on the back to a teacher and ask your parent to post it to Suckley Primary or take photos and email them to school. 

 

Time to exercise

Take a break – how many times can you walk up and down the stairs in 5 minutes?  Drink some water and have another go.  Did you increase the number of times completed?

 

Maths

Practise your tables (Purple Mash)

Comparing and ordering decimals (Purple Mash)

Play a maths game

 

Lunch time

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

 

Afternoon

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.  

 

Break

Take a break and do something physical

 

Create something

Make a 3D forest scene from Little Red Riding Hood using recycled materials.  Make an interesting range of paper trees.  If you have wooden pegs, they can be dressed up as characters, if not look for a knobbly twig and be creative.

(https://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-Paper-Tree-for-Kids)

 

 

Choose a task from your pack.

 

Problem - upcycling didn't go well. Can you help?

Cardboard seems to be useful

SPaG A Bridge on Fire Chapter 4

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