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Tuesday

Summer Term 2020 

This half term we will be looking at The Ancient Maya and the way they lived. 

Tuesday, 7th July 2020

Reading

Love reading - here are some options:

Purple Mash Story - Mathos Chapter 4

Own reading book

Online stories

Visit BBC Bitesize and enjoy a lessons such as Shakespeare Reimagined:  

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zx8cf82

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 has happened so far with Mathos and Sariena on their way to defeat Chrysaor. Do you think that their plan will work? What problems might they encounter? Maybe the kraken will make another appearance. Now create the next chapter of the story.

 

Alternatively, think about your memories from this year and write your own report.  What were the highlights and what were the challenges? 

 

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. 

Tuesday, 30th June 2020

Reading

Love reading - here are some options:

Purple Mash Story - Pit Boys 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 write a book review about Pit Boys.  

 

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

 

Or write you own Victorian story based on the life of a Victorian child.  

 

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. 

 

Tuesday, 23rd June 2020

Investigate what happens to your heart rate for different physical activities.

Be an architect - design and make either a model building/statue or a water garden for the Maya theme.

  

An iteration is a new version of something.

Iterative design is a circular design process where you make and test iterations several times.

 

Find out how architects use iterative design: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zmdqxv4

God's eye protection, ceramic revered creatures and carvings of Maya Gods

Reading

Love reading - here are some options:

Purple Mash Story - Pit Boys Chapter 2

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 compare a day in the life of a hurrier with that of a modern day school pupil.

 

Alternatively, write something from the theme this week or analysing and performing scripts by looking at https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z7thjsg

 

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. 

 

 

Tuesday, 16th June 2020

Have a look at the information texts and information on Monday.  

Paint a rock - make a difference to others by leaving a painted stone for others to pick up

Reading

Love reading - here are some options:

Purple Mash Story - Our Big Kitchen Chapter 5

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 give some health and safety rules for preparing food in a kitchen.

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. 

 

Imagery and figurative language - take a look at this website to help you with writing: 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z6n6dp3

Assonance, onomatopoeia and alliteration - take a look at this website to help you with writing:  https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z9wdbqt

 

Tuesday, 9th June 2020

Reading

Love reading - here are some options:

Purple Mash Story - Find out how the story ends - The Time Lock Adventure 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 write a book review about "The Time Lock Adventure" or if you prefer you could write a Time Adventure.  

 

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. 

Tuesday, 2nd June 2020

Reading

Love reading - here are some options:

Purple Mash Story - The Time Lock Adventure Chapter 2

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 write about an era you would like to time travel to.

 

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. 

 

Tuesday, 19th 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.  Why not share a picture or write a message.

Reading

 

Love reading - here are some options:

Purple Mash Story - The Magic Pen Chapter 3 (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 think about the consequence of a writing something imaginary which then becomes reality. If you had this pen, think carefully about what you would write down. 

 

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 active and passive verbs, homophones and paragraphs and using semi colons: 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zbkcvk7/articles/zsx2b82

Y5 https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zm9dqp3

Y6 https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zdtny9q

Tuesday, 11th 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

 

Love reading - here are some options:

Purple Mash Story - Buster's Blitz Chapter 6

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 write a character comparison between Joe and Mr Leeming or if you prefer you could compare two characters from your own reading book instead.   

 

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

 

Brush up on your grammar by taking a look at the bitesize lessons:

Using relative clauses: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z6g98xs

Using brackets: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zn8c47h

Plan it and write it - today's task plan and examples of other writing inspired by Buster's Blitz.

Tuesday, 5th May 2020

Theme for this week

 

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/

Y5 - complete the lesson and then have a look at the Nrich task (https://nrich.maths.org/1129/index)

English

 

Reading

Writing 
This writing was inspired by reading a story about the hardships during WW2 and hearing family accounts of local events. 

It is hard to believe that people have to make such big sacrifices in their lives during wars.

Purple Mash Writing - imagine what it is like not to be able to see. Describe the world around using your senses for someone who can't see very well.

Tuesday, 28th April 2020

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Dear all,

 

Have you put out your rain gauge as this is a good week to start recording rainfall?   

 

When you take your exercise today, have a look at the power of water.  You will be able to see how water erodes soil and gravel areas and how the drains change with the volume of water.  Also watch the drops as they hit the puddles as they make fabulous patterns.  

 

Use your soggy walk to get inspiration to write.  Listen carefully as the water makes very different sounds and think of onomatopoeias.  Watch the water rushing and gurgling down drains and in the ditches.  Read the story of the little Tin Soldier, which is about a toy a child put in a paper boat and sailed down the gutter.  

 

If you are not keen on going outside, watch the drips on the window and make up a salt solution.   

 

Make the most of the wonderful watery weather and have a good day.

 

Maths

 

The White Rose maths materials are proving popular.   

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

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

Purple Mash Maths

 

Multiply Decimals

Multiples of 10   x and ÷

English

 

Reading

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

The Purple Mash Book is Chapter 3 "Bit of a Hero".  If you didn't read the first part, start at Chapter 1.  

Writing

Writing inspired by " A Bit of a Hero" Chapter 2

Read Chapter 3 before you write the next part of this futuristic story.

Tuesday, 21st April 2020

 

Hopefully,  you have read Mrs Marshall’s letter and know that the whole school are creating their own 2020 Time Capsules!

 

 

This is a way of recording what life is like in 2020 when all schools are closed to prevent the spread of the Corona Virus.  A Time Capsule is a waterproof box containing photographs, drawings and objects that give someone in the future an idea what it is like to live in Britain at this moment in time. You bury the box in your garden and hope (in many years to come) that someone will dig it up and enjoy the treasures you have put inside!

 

Have you started gathering items for your box?   

 

If not here are a few ideas:

 

The first idea for the time capsule is to decorate a flat smooth stone with a symbol that represents you. On the other side, write a personal message with your signature, age and date underneath. This is stone will carry your message into the future and bring a smile to the face of the person who finds your time capsule.  If you can’t find a suitable stone,  cut pebble shapes out of a cardboard box and decorate in the same way. 

 

Next, choose your favourite recent diary entry – perhaps a funny one and write it up in your best handwriting.  Decorate the edges with pictures of your favourite toys,  books, plants, animals etc. You could also write your memories over the years at Suckley including: funny events, exciting events, sad events and the most embarrassing moments.  (See planning sheet and example underneath this.)

 

If you created an upcycled materials creature or a game at the end of last term, you could add that to your collection. Another idea is to write a family quiz with different categories and include an answer sheet.

 

After looking at my creations and the events in the last month, I decided I might add my stone but I’m not convinced I should include my up-cycled dog food containers!  Sleeping Queens, Exploding Kittens and our all- time versatile, family favourite "Fun with Fish" are three of my favourite strategy games so I will definitely be designing my own versions to put in the box for future generations to enjoy. 

 

I look forward to seeing your collections and showing them on our class pages to inspire others.

 

Maths

 

The White Rose maths materials are proving popular.   

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

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

Purple Mash writing activity - Seeds of Doom Chapter 5

SPAG Purple Mash Seeds of Doom

Don't forget to keep practising your spellings and your tables.  (Check Purple Mash or the Monday Folder for the list of spellings.)
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