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Remote learning Upper Key Stage 2 - Turquoise, Gold and Purple Classes

Welcome to the new UKS2 home learning page : 

Turquoise class, Gold class and Purple class smiley

Please remember, when you have completed your home learning, you need to email this work into your class teacher. 

 

Please use the emails below: 

 

Gold Class - goldhw@tonacliffe.lancs.sch.uk

Turquoise Class - turquoisehw@tonacliffe.lancs.sch.uk

Purple Class - purplehw@tonacliffe.lancs.sch.uk

2022 Remote Learning Work

Tuesday 15th March 2022

English

 

Last week, you wrote a description of a battle scene using Theseus and the Minotaur for inspiration. The first PowerPoint gives an example of this based on the writing Mrs Devine did with you a the end of last week.

 

This week, you are going to draft a sequel to this. You will keep the same hero but you will choose a different mythical creature. The second PowerPoint gives you information about the different mythical creatures featured in the Ancient Greek myths. Read this information carefully and choose one of these beasts.

 

Today, you are going to write your draft, describing a battle scene in which your hero faces a new mission against your chosen creature. The third PowerPoint gives you an idea of how this might be written. In this piece of writing, you will notice that Miss Griffiths has kept many of the same ideas as last week to really embed them into her writing!

Maths

DT - double lesson

 

In class, we will be making our own replicas of Ancient Greek temples this week! We have adapted our ideas here for you so that you can join in a home. You will need cardboard for this!

 

Task 1

Together on A4 piece of card draw triangles. Make squares by drawing horizontal and vertical lines the width of ruler. Draw diagonals so right angled triangles are created (these triangles will have 90° and 45° corners).

 

Task 2

Cut and join two pieces of 8cm cardboard together to make a  90° corner.

 

Task 3

Cut and join two pieces of 7cm cardboard together to make a 45° corner.

 

Task 4

 

Join 3 pieces of cardboard together to make a corner of a cube/cuboid. Length of each piece 8cm, 8cm, and vertical 6cm. Cut 2 more 6cm pieces. 

 

Task 5

Repeat task 4.

Join the corners together to make a small table. How sturdy is it? Was your measuring accurate? If it was accurate, it will fit together perfectly!

 

Task 6

View the PowerPoint below showing the images of the Greek temples and other buildings. 

Look at the basic shape of each building (e.g. is it a cuboid, a cuboid with a triangular prism on top, a number of cuboids joined together etc?). If we were to make a model of the building, what would the frame look like? 

 

Wednesday 16th March 

English

 

Read back through your work from yesterday. Make sure you read it carefully - often we read what we think we have written as opposed to what we really have! Use your whispering hands (hands over your ears, whisper your writing to yourself) so that you really hear what you have written.

 

Today's lesson is our editing lesson. This is where we make the improvements. Remember, every author in the world has an editor - unfortunately for you, you don't have somebody else doing this for you!

 

First of all, check that your basic punctuation is correct. This includes capital letters and full stops, commas, exclamation marks, question marks and inverted commas (speech marks). Make any necessary changes.

 

Next check your spelling. Underline (using a ruler) any words that you (or your parents or older siblings) have identified as being incorrect, or those where you are unsure of how to spell them. Then use a dictionary or online dictionary to correct these.

 

Finally, check that you have not missed any words out or added any extra ones in. Use a thesaurus or online thesaurus to make improvements to your vocabulary, remembering that your description should paint an image in the reader's mind. Always aim for the most effective language choices you can make!

 

When you are happy with your changes, use your whispering ears again to read it back. Hopefully you will think your description of the battlefield has improved! 

Maths

 

Watch this video to recap on area. Can you spot the mistakes made involving the words length and width? Remember: length refers to the vertical lines and width to horizontal!

DT

 

Task 1

We are going to make a frame using cardboard strips and walls using paper or thinner cardboard. The frame would ideally make the building strong but this might be difficult when using cardboard. Using wood would make the frame stronger. 

 

Look at the image of the cube made from art straws. You are going to make two cuboid frames in a similar way. You may use strips of cardboard again, or you may choose to use straws if you have any.

 

On one of these cuboid frames, you are going to add diagonal supports (see second image). These could be made from rolled up paper, spaghetti, straws, lollipop sticks - whatever you have available. Ensure you choose the same material for each of the frames. 

 

Using a household object (start with something light so the frame isn't crushed immediately!) test each frame. Which one is stronger - the one with the diagonal supports or the one without? 

 

Task 2

On paper, plan the frame you are going to use to make your Greek Temple. There is an example below of how you may wish to set this out. Remember to use a ruler to draw straight lines - this is REALLY important in DT! Label your diagram with the measurements of each side of the temple, and what you will make it out of. 

 

Task 3

Design the walls of your temple. Refer to the second page of the planning document for help with this.

 

 

 

Thursday 17th March 2022

For your English lessons, you will plan the piece outlined on Thursday and write up your finished piece on Friday.

Friday 18th March 2022

English

For your English lesson today, use your planning from yesterday to write the finished letter. Remember to check your sentences have been accurately punctuated!

Online Safety

For your online safety lesson today, use the powerpoint to recap the discussions we had in class last week. Take a look at the next few slides and jot down your thoughts to the questions raised. We will be continuing this discussion next week together in class.

R.E

Think back to our last RE lesson. Can you remember the events of Holy Week?

Year 6 Topic Work

In our topic work we are starting to learn about Ancient Greece.

On Wednesday, look at the pictures of the different artefacts. Choose two of the different artefacts and use the questions prompts to write what we can learn about the Ancient Greeks from them.

Then on Thursday and Friday follow the two powerpoints through to look at more artifacts.

 

Accessing additional online learning resources

Please remember that you should still be trying to access your reading quizzes from home, as well as using TT Rockstars to continue to rehearse your times tables. You should have your log in details already for each of these, but if you haven't then please contact your class teacher via your class email. The links to both resources can be found below : 

Online thesaurus guide

Because we understand that not everybody will have access to a thesaurus at home, please see our online tutorial that guides you through how to use an online thesaurus. This will be particularly useful during your English lessons, but you should also use this to help you make ambitious vocabulary choices when attempting any piece of written work in any subject.  

This is the work you would be completing in school in your PE lessons. Because the FUNDA sessions are aimed at teamwork, this will need to be adapted for you to complete at home however we know that you are really good at changing the games you play depending on how many players you have and what equipment is available to you. We would love to see some photographs of you - let us know in an email if your parents/carers give permission for these to be included on the school newsletter!

Other useful information:

Reception September 2022 new starters - all welcome to come and visit and see school in action. Make an appointment by phoning the school office: 01706344609.
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