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Wednesday

Summer Term 2020
This week is a time for celebration - we hope you are enjoying learning and are proud of what you have accomplished this year.  Please come to school wearing your PE kit this week.  
Wednesday, 15th July 2020

Reading

Love reading - here are some options:

Purple Mash Story - A Tiger's Path Chapter 4

Own reading book

Online stories

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 prepare for a debate: "Should tigers be kept in captivity or be left in the wild?" 

 

Alternatively, make a book describing your memories in order to celebrate this year at Suckley.  What went well; what challenges have you overcome; what was the funniest moment and what was the most embarrassing moment of your year?  Remember to set the scene so that the reader/listener can imagine what it was like.

 

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

 

Have you learnt the spellings for this year?  Get an adult to test your and note down any you get incorrect.  Take some of these tricky ones and invent a way to remember them. 

Wednesday, 8th July 2020

Reading

Love reading - here are some options:

Purple Mash Story - Mathos Chapter 5

Own reading book

Online stories

Visit BBC Bitesize and enjoy a lessons such as:

revisit Evolution:  https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zf6cf82

or learn about the basics of street art, including some of the skills and techniques used so that you can have a go at creating your own masterpiece! https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z9sq4xs

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 and contrast the characters Mathos and Sariena.

 

Alternatively, continue adding to think about your memories from this year and write your own report.  What were the funniest moments and explain which lessons are your favourite? 

 

or look at https://www.pobble365.com/watchwood-forest/ and finish Rose's story.  

 

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. 

Wednesday, 1st July 2020

Reading

Love reading - here are some options:

Purple Mash Story

This is a day for children to catch up with Purple Mash reading tasks so the next Purple Mash Story will be set tomorrow. 

Own reading book

Online stories

First News

 

Theme research about Fairtrade and the Maya.  

 

 

Writing

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

 

No task has been set on Purple Mash writing today as it is a catch up day.

 

If you do not have any Purple Mash tasks, why not write something from the theme this week such as creating an advert or brochure about Fairtrade chocolate or another Fairtrade product.  

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z27vtrd

 

Wednesday, 24th June 2020

 

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

Reading

Love reading - here are some options:

Purple Mash Story - Pit Boys Chapter 3

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 consider views for a debate.  Think about the reasons children worked in mines during Victorian times and generate ideas for and against the question: Should children work underground?

 

Alternatively, write something from the theme this week or take the National Writing Day Challenge 

 

1. You are going to write a brilliant 24-word short story.

2. Your story must start with the words ‘One day’.

3. You will write it in just 7 minutes!

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zscwr2p

 

 

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. 

 

Wednesday, 17th June 2020
Have a look at the information texts and information on Monday.  

Reading

Love reading - here are some options:

Purple Mash Story - Our Big Kitchen 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 either: 

  • Create an annotated diagram to describe Sienna or
  • Find out how to make your favourite family meal. Write a recipe and email it to your friends or
  • Design your own delicious menu.

 

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. 


 

Wednesday, 10th June 2020

Maths 

The White Rose maths materials:   

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

Y5 https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zm6g9mn

 

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

Y6 https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zjs9whv

 

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

 

Additional task on Purple Mash

Using a spreadsheet to budget for "our Big Kitchen":

When you have worked out the meal for 5 people, can you use the spreadsheet to calculate the cost for 50 people?

Use a supermarket site to find real prices.

Can you plan a bargain meal for 50 people using the spreadsheet to calculate for you.

Reading

Love reading - here are some options:

Purple Mash Story - New story - Our Big Kitchen Chapter 1 plus extra slide about Our Big Kitchen (OBK), which is a special place where meals are prepared for people in need across Sydney, Australia. The local community volunteers help to run the kitchen and deliver the meals.

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 consider Sienna's experience of  extreme hunger from Chapter 1, Our Big Kitchen. Use the template to write a personification poem about hunger. 

 

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. 

 

Relative Clauses: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zkcd7sg

Using commas for clarity and meaning: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zdy8qnb

Wednesday, 3rd June 2020

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

Reading

Love reading - here are some options:

Purple Mash Story - The Time Lock Adventure Chapter 3

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 create a poem that reflects Dan's viewpoint when he was put to work in a bustling kitchen. Describe the atmosphere in the kitchen including the sights, smells and sounds around him.

 

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. 

Summer Term 2020

 

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

Wednesday, 20th 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.

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 create and annotated diagram describing Bill. 

 

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 punctuation including parenthesis (brackets and commas). 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zrdyvk7

Y5 https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/znd26v4

Y6 https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zmbr47h

Wednesday, 13th 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 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 Buster's Blitz or you could write a review about the book you are reading at home at the moment.

 

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:

Fronted adverbials

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z7v4kmn

Wednesday, 6th 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/

English

 

Reading

Love reading - here are some options:

Purple Mash Story - Buster's Blitz Chapter 3

Own reading book

Online stories

First News Paper

 

 

Reading inspires writing - William is blind in the Buster's Blitz story. With this in mind, children were inspired to write detailed descriptions.

Writing

Today's Purple Mash writing task is to write about someone in your life who is special to you.  

 

Wednesday, 29th April 2020

Save our water - AmG

Water, water everywhere - what can you investigate? Soluble substances and absorbent materials!

Maths

The White Rose maths materials are proving popular.   

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

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

Marvellous Maths

English

 

Reading

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

The Purple Mash Book is Chapter 4 "Bit of a Hero".  If you didn't read the first part, start at Chapter 1.  

Writing

Writing inspired from: "A Bit of a Hero"

Purple mash writing is a task to compare and contrast Dad and Earth Man.  

 

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

Wednesday, 22nd April 2020

Wonderful weather - what can you measure?

Remember to make sure you plan your investigations so that the results are valid.

 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.)

Wednesday, 21st 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/

Purple Mash Maths 

Journey distances - decimals 

Types of angles

Reading

 

Purple Mash - Seeds of Doom - Chapter 6

Writing (including spelling and grammar)

 

Write a book review about Seeds of Doom or a book you have really enjoyed.

Spring Term 2020

Wednesday, 1st 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 – write a note saying thank you to someone in the house and put it where they will find it later.  Tell a joke. 

Morning check in to look at English and Maths Tasks

Check 2Dos on Purple Mash

English: Seeds of Doom - Chapter 1 

Maths: Speed Test x 7 and Negative Numbers

 

English 

Reading

 

Seeds of Doom - Chapter One

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.

Time to exercise: hoover to Peter and the Wolf

 

Story Summary

Sergei Prokofiev wrote the story and composed the music for Peter and the Wolf in 1936. It was written in two weeks for a children's theatre in Moscow. He wrote the music as a child's introduction to the orchestra with each character being represented by an instrument or group of instruments. Peter and the Wolf was an immediate success and continues to be enjoyed today by children all over the world.

Beginning

The story is about a boy named Peter who lives with his grandfather. Grandfather does not want Peter going out of their garden because there are wolves around. One day Peter goes out the garden gate and sees a duck swimming in a nearby pond. The duck is arguing with a little bird. Peter sees a cat approaching and warns the little bird who flies up into a tree.

Middle

Just then, Peter's grandfather comes outside and scolds Peter for going out of the garden. They go back into the garden and Grandfather locks the gate. Soon a wolf does appear from the woods. The cat climbs a tree to escape the wolf, but the duck is swallowed by the hungry wolf. Peter gets a rope and climbs over the garden wall into a tree. The bird distracts the wolf by flying over his head while Peter lowers a noose and catches the wolf by his tail.

End

Hunters then come out of the woods and fire at the wolf but Peter stops them. They all bring the wolf to the zoo and at the end, the duck can be heard quacking in the wolf's stomach.

 

Maths

Practise your tables x7  (Purple Mash)

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 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 )

 

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.

 

 For example:  Easter is coming so why not hard boil and paint an egg?  Take its photo as it is unlikely to survive the egg roll!  Egg rolling – make a prediction about which one will be the last to crack and agree the rules of the competition before starting.  Good luck.

Wednesday,  25th  March 2020

Be kind to yourself and others

Suggested tasks for Wednesday:

 

Spread a bit of kindness – make a compliment about someone today or send them a cheerful message.

 

Check 2Dos on Purple Mash (Reading, Writing and Maths)

 

Practise your spellings by writing each one in large letters on a piece of paper.  Cut each spelling up into individual letters.  Mix up the letters and them in a pile.  Once you have all the spellings in piles, start a timer and see how long it takes you to put them back in the right order.

 

Write a letter to a friend telling them about what you have been doing or write an email and send pictures of creations to Mrs Cullerne. 

 

Take an exercise break – create a wolf chasing Red Riding Hood dance to fast music.

 

Practise your tables (Purple Mash)

Rounding (Purple Mash)

 

Help make lunch and tidy up afterwards

 

Read for at least half an hour. 

Look at today's  Pobble 365  http://www.pobble365.com/

Create a pop-up card for a friend or family member. 

 

Choose a task from your pack.

 

Up cycling paper

Reading Purple Mash - A Bridge on Fire Chapter 3

SPaG related to Reading on Purple Mash

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