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YEAR 6 HOME LEARNING

Year 6

Home Learning activities for week beginning

Monday 1st March 2021

Hopefully only one more week of home learning, Year 6. Phew! We CANNOT WAIT to see you all back in school on Monday 8th. We are sure that some of you might be taller than we are now!

As always, just do your best with home learning.

Maths You will now see on the maths planning grid a column with a link to the answers for the activity sheets. Try the activities first before checking the answers, but if you are stuck on a question then look at the answers to try to understand it better. You will have noticed that although there are only a few questions, they do get more challenging as they build on your knowledge and understanding. As we have always said, just do what you can, even if it’s only 3 questions. It’s better to try to understand the first 2 or 3 questions really well, than not do the activity sheet at all.

Please follow this link to watch the video for each day’s learning

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning

Choose your child’s year group and click on current week for teaching video. Watch the video first before attempting the activity please. If you do not have a printer and the activity is a worksheet then children can just write their answers in their book or on paper.

 

Day of the week

Topic

Link to activity

Answers

Monday

L.O. To be able to find the area of shapes.

Spr6.8.1 - Shapes - same area on Vimeo

 

Y6-Spring-Block-5-WO1-Shapes-same-area-2019.pdf (whiterosemaths.com)

Extension activity 1

Y6-Spring-Block-5-ANS1-Shapes-same-area-2019.pdf (whiterosemaths.com)

Tuesday

L.O. To be able to find the area and perimeter.

Spr6.8.2 - Area and perimeter on Vimeo

 

Y6-Spring-Block-5-WO2-Area-and-perimeter-2019.pdf (whiterosemaths.com)

Extension activity 2

Y6-Spring-Block-5-ANS2-Area-and-perimeter-2019.pdf (whiterosemaths.com)

Wednesday

L.O. To be able to find the area of a triangle (1)

Spr6.8.3 - Area of a triangle (1) on Vimeo

 

Y6-Spring-Block-5-WO3-Area-of-a-triangle-1-2019.pdf (whiterosemaths.com)

Extension activity 3

Y6-Spring-Block-5-ANS3-Area-of-a-triangle-1-2019.pdf (whiterosemaths.com)

Thursday

L.O. To be able to find the area of a triangle (2)

Spr6.8.4 - Area of a triangle (2) on Vimeo

 

Y6-Spring-Block-5-WO4-Area-of-a-triangle-2-2019.pdf (whiterosemaths.com)

Extension activity 4

Y6-Spring-Block-5-ANS4-Area-of-a-triangle-2-2019.pdf (whiterosemaths.com)

Friday

L.O. To be able to find the area of a triangle (3)

Spr6.8.5 - Area of a triangle (3) on Vimeo

 

Y6-Spring-Block-5-WO5-Area-of-a-triangle-3-2019.pdf (whiterosemaths.com)

Extension Activity 5

Y6-Spring-Block-5-ANS5-Area-of-a-triangle-3-2019.pdf (whiterosemaths.com)

Maths Extension Activities

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Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

 

English

 

Learning Objective

Activity

Monday

L.O. To be able to identify war heroes and heroines.

Today we are going to look at some heroes and heroines from World War 2. There were lots of different people who helped make history.

 

So today you are going to do some research on the different heroes and heroines of World War 2. We have given you a list of names as a starting point for you, but we’d really like it if you could find some different ones! If you find your own then you’ll need to be able to justify why they were a wartime hero or heroine.

 

Here are some names you may want to have a look at:

  • Winston Churchill
  • Alan Turing
  • John Glenn
  • Eileen Nearne
  • Anne Frank
  • Augustus Charles Newman
  • Douglas Bader
  • Francis West

 

 

Tuesday

L.O. To know about a famous person from WW2.

Today we are going to learn about Winston Churchill, the Prime Minister at the time of World War 2.

We are going to look at some information about Winston Churchill and whilst we read this, think about some questions you would have liked to have asked him at the time?

Write down these questions, that you would have liked to ask Winston Churchill, to find out more about his life. Next, try to find out the answers to these questions.

 

Wednesday

L.O. To understand the different features of a biography.

We are going to be looking at biographies and identifying the features of these to help write our own by Friday. As a class, we are going to create a collection of biographies about war heroes and heroines.

Today we are going to ask you to plan and begin drafting your biography for the war hero or heroine you have chosen.

 

Thursday

L.O. To be able to write a draft of a biography.

Following on from yesterday’s lesson, you will need to begin writing your biography about the individual you have chosen. You will need to make sure that you are including all of the features we have discussed such as:

  • Opening statement that introduces the hero or heroine.
  • Events appear in chronological order.
  • Written in third person.
  • Past tense.
  • May include key dates and quotes.
  • Conclusion including what they will be remembered for.
  • You could even write your own feelings.

 

Friday

L.O. To be able to write a biography.

Today please finish your biographies so that we can put them all together when we are back at school on Monday.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Good Websites

Britain declares war on Germany - BBC Teach

Geography of World War Two - BBC Teach

World War 2 facts for kids | National Geographic Kids (natgeokids.com)

World War II for Kids: Causes of WW2 (ducksters.com)

World War Two (WW2) for Kids (primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk)

World War II for children | World War II homework help | KS1 and KS2 World War II | TheSchoolRun

World War 2 Evacuation - BBC Teach

Primary History KS2: World War 2 Clips - BBC Teach

SPAG –   L.O. To develop our knowledge of the function of a colon

Lesson: To develop our knowledge of the function of a colon | Teacher Hub | Oak National Academy (thenational.academy)

Spellings – silent letters

 
  1. rustle
  2. sword
  3. answer
  4. whole
  5. sign
  6. glisten
  7. gnaw
  8. scissors
  9. castle
  10. honest
 

Monday - Topic work

History/Geography – L.O. To understand how WW2 ended and why

VE Day (Victory in Europe Day) happened on May 8th 1945.

VE Day - BBC Teach

Watch this video and learn about the events leading up to the end of WW2.

VE Day was not the complete end to the war as Japan was still at war. They surrendered on August 15th 1945 and this is known as VJ Day (Victory over Japan Day) and although the war was over now, the lasting impact and effects of the war lasted for many more years afterwards.

French (KS2 only) A different challenge this week away from learning the language but finding out about French history. Can you find out some information about the French Resistance and what part they played in WW2?

Music – To summarise our learning of syncopation.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-summarise-our-learning-of-syncopation-64uket

In this lesson, you will revisit the songs you have learnt in this unit. You will compose your own syncopated Samba break to add to the Samba performance. The lesson finishes with a final unit quiz to see what you have learnt.

ICT - Use your ICT skills to present some information about this topic. We have seen some fantastic work using your ICT skills. Use this last ICT session to practise your skills in typing up your story, making a poster, finishing your news reports or designing your War time posters.

Tuesday - Outdoor learning and P.E.

P.E - Try and get outside if you have a garden. If it is rainy why not ask your family to put on an exercise video that you can enjoy. The Joe Wicks ones are still on You Tube or maybe try Just Dance or similar.

Wednesday - R.E.

R.E. – L.O. To understand that the Eucharist invites Christians to live in communion.

‘Communion’ means ‘being at one with’.  The celebration of the Eucharist is a sign of being at one with God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit, as well as being at one with one another.  It is about God making the world holy and of people offering worship to God.  Jesus’ sacrifice unites the whole Church, those in Heaven and those on earth and makes it one Church.  That is why, in the Eucharistic Prayer, reference is made to Mary and all the saints.

Eucharistic Prayer

Priest: Father in heaven, you have called us to receive the Body and Blood of Christ at this table and to be filled with the joy of the Holy Spirit. Through this sacred meal give us strength to please you more and more.  Lord, our God, remember Francis, our Pope, John Wilson, our bishop, and all other bishops.  Help all who follow Jesus to work for peace and to bring happiness to others. Bring us all at last together with Mary, the Mother of God, and all the saints, to live with you and to be one with Christ in heaven.

(The priest takes the chalice and the paten with the host and lifting them up, he sings or says:)

Through him, with him, in him, in the unity of the Holy Spirit all glory and honour is yours, Almighty Father, for ever and ever.

All: Amen.

SOME KEY QUESTIONS

  1. Which are your favourite words or phrases and why?
  2. Was there a word or phrase which made you think more deeply?  Why?
  3. How do you think being in communion with Jesus Christ and his Church might make a difference to your life?

Thursday – Science

Science – How do we see light?

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/how-do-we-see-light-cnk3ac

In this lesson, we will learn the steps that take place when we see an object. We will draw diagrams to show how we see; we will learn the different parts and functions of the human eye; and we will learn why people wear glasses and sunglasses. In this lesson you will need a piece of paper, a pencil and a ruler.

For a bit of fun after this lesson maybe you could have a go at making some funky sunglasses out of all your old recycling. Make them as wacky as possible. Put the photo of yourself wearing them on seesaw.

Friday - Art and D.T.

Art – L.O. To use different mediums to create a picture of London during the Blitz.

Look at the PDF Link for the Art and Crafts activity. You can paint or colour a picture depicting the Blitz. Use black card or paper or paint the black silhouettes of the buildings in London at night during the Blitz. Use oranges and yellows to show the flames behind.

The Blitz

Year 6

Home Learning activities for week beginning

Monday 22nd February 2021

We hope you all had a lovely half term break and are now raring to get going again with your learning. As always, just do your best with home learning. If you or your child are unwell, we would not expect you to do the activities as your well-being is more important. Each family circumstance will be different, so just do what you can.

Maths

You will now see on the maths planning grid a column with a link to the answers for the activity sheets. Try the activities first before checking the answers, but if you are stuck on a question then look at the answers to try to understand it better. You will have noticed that although there are only a few questions, they do get more challenging as they build on your knowledge and understanding. As we have always said, just do what you can, even if it’s only 3 questions. It’s better to try to understand the first 3 or 4 questions well, than not do the activity sheet at all.

Please follow this link to watch the v3deo for each day’s learning:

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning

Choose your child’s year group and click on current week for teaching video. Watch the video first before attempting the activity please. If you do not have a printer and the activity is a worksheet then children can just write their answers in their book or on paper.

 

Day of the week

Topic

Link to activity

Answers

Monday

L.O. To know and understand different metric measures

Spr6.7.1 - Metric measures on Vimeo

Y6-Spring-Block-4-WO1-Metric-measures-2019.pdf (whiterosemaths.com)

Extension activity 1

Y6-Spring-Block-4-ANS1-Metric-measures-2019.pdf (whiterosemaths.com)

Tuesday

L.O. To be able to convert different metric measures

Spr6.7.2 - Convert metric measures on Vimeo

Y6-Spring-Block-4-WO2-Convert-metric-measures-2019.pdf (whiterosemaths.com)

Extension activity 2

Y6-Spring-Block-4-ANS2-Convert-metric-measures-2019.pdf (whiterosemaths.com)

Wednesday

L.O. To know how to calculate metric measures.

Spr6.7.3 - Calculate with metric measures on Vimeo

Y6-Spring-Block-4-WO3-Calculate-with-metric-measures-2019.pdf (whiterosemaths.com)

Extension activity 3

Y6-Spring-Block-4-ANS3-Calculate-with-metric-measures-2019.pdf (whiterosemaths.com)

Thursday

L.O. To be able to convert between miles and Km

Spr6.7.4 - Miles and kilometres on Vimeo

Y6-Spring-Block-4-WO4-Miles-and-kilometres-2019.pdf (whiterosemaths.com)

Extension activity 4

Y6-Spring-Block-4-ANS4-Miles-and-kilometres-2019.pdf (whiterosemaths.com)

Friday

L.O. To understand imperial measures.

Spr6.7.5 - Imperial measures on Vimeo

 Y6-Spring-Block-4-WO5-Imperial-measures-2019.pdf (whiterosemaths.com)

Y6-Spring-Block-4-ANS5-Imperial-measures-2019.pdf (whiterosemaths.com)

 

Maths Extension Activities

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

English

Day of the week

Topic

Activity

Monday

L.O. To read some wartime story extracts

Read some of the war time stories extracts attached to these plans and compile a checklist for an effective story, which may include some of the following:

  • Exciting opening
  • Powerful vocabulary
  • Paragraphing
  • A range of connectives
  • Correct punctuation
  • Direct speech

See PDF examples attached.

This week we are going to write our own wartime stories. Start to think about a main character, setting and story idea for what happens. We will all use this title – The Night the Bombs Fell

Tuesday

L.O. To plan a wartime story.

Following on from yesterday’s work, you will now plan a story with a title The Night the Bombs Fell

Draw a plan for where your story starts (London) then what happens during the night (The Blitz and the bombs falling) What do you do? Where do you go? Did your family shelter in the tube station over night? You can talk about the Anderson Shelters, the blackouts, what you had for supper (rationing) When you woke up what did you see? You can write this story either in the first or third person.

Wednesday

L.O. To write an exciting story opening.

Take a look at the extras of wartime stories again. What makes an exciting opening sentence? We will share a few ideas in the morning. This will help you today to write your opening paragraph to your wartime story.

Thursday

L.O. To write an exciting wartime story.

Continue to write your war time story.

Make sure you have clear paragraphs for each stage of your plan. Use exciting vocabulary to grip the reader. Include some speech but remember the speech marks.

Friday

L.O. To finish and edit your wartime stories.

Today you will finish your stories. If you have finished make sure you read it carefully and edit your work. Can you swap some words for better ones? How does your story end? Is there a cliff hanger ending or hopefully it has a happy ending. Mrs Crook and Mrs Watson and Miss Line are really looking forward to reading your stories!

And don’t forget if you have time, to include one lovely illustration depicting a scene from your story.

 

Good Websites

Britain declares war on Germany - BBC Teach

Geography of World War Two - BBC Teach

World War 2 facts for kids | National Geographic Kids (natgeokids.com)

World War II for Kids: Causes of WW2 (ducksters.com)

World War Two (WW2) for Kids (primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk)

World War II for children | World War II homework help | KS1 and KS2 World War II | TheSchoolRun

World War 2 Evacuation - BBC Teach

Primary History KS2: World War 2 Clips - BBC Teach

SPAG –   L.O. To explore the function of colons

Lesson: To explore the functions of a colon | Teacher Hub | Oak National Academy (thenational.academy)

Spellings – suffix - ness

illness

harness

sadness

dullness

madness

witness

dampness

fitness

readiness

forgetfulness

Can you a list of more words ending with ness? 

Monday - Topic work

History – L.O. To be able to understand the role that women played in this part of the Battle of Britain.

Women played a big part in the beginning of World War Two. Using the information you have learnt about women’s roles (such as WAAF, Women’s Land Army and jobs like factory workers or mechanics) create a poster which will persuade women at the time to become a part of the war effort.

Imagine it is 1939, the possibility of war is looming, and it is your job to get women involved in the war. Develop a poster that will entice women to get involved, you can look at the examples we have given you and use these as inspiration to create your own. You may want to write a persuasive note to go with it, maybe this would be posted through people’s letterboxes with the posters?

GeographyL.O. To understand which countries were allies and axis in WW2.

Using the PDF maps to copy or print, colour code the countries in Europe that were allies, axis, axis controlled and neutral countries. You can do a bit of research around these countries and why their location in Europe might have contributed to their position in the war. The answer sheet is attached to help you colour in the maps.

French (KS2 only) - Saying how many there are (Part 2/2) https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/saying-how-many-there-are-part-22-c9jkac

In this lesson we will consolidate our knowledge of numbers from 1-12 and we will practise our reading and writing skills looking at an extended text. This lesson includes the use of a site called Quizlet, which you will need to ask your parent or carer to help you with.

Music – To perform using syncopated rhythms

In this lesson, you will recap the song 'Four White Horses' and layer syncopated rhythms with it to make a performance. You will also look at Samba music and how syncopated rhythms feature in this style of music and even learn some Samba grooves! https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-perform-using-syncopated-rhythms-6rt68t

ICT -   L.O. To understand the importance of code breaking and communications during WW2

The Enigma Code is a cipher generated by something called the Enigma Machine. The Enigma Machine played a crucial part in communication among the Nazi forces during World War II. It was used to encrypt highly classified messages, which were then transmitted over thousands of miles to the Nazi forces at the front using Morse code.

Samuel Morse invented the Morse codes as the means to transmit messages using his telegraph system. A typical Morse code consists of electronically printed dots and dashes. Usage of Morse Code in World War I & II was common. 

Have a go at the code breaking activity sheets based on these important codes used during WW2.

Tuesday - Outdoor learning and P.E.

P.E Compete in several personal challenges that focus on you competing against yourself and trying to improve your personal performance.

Personal Challenge Document - Personal Challenge - Kent School Games

Wednesday - R.E.

R.E. – L.O. To understand we are in communion with Jesus.

Consider the word ‘communion’, (not meaning Holy Communion at this point).  What does it mean?  What is another word for this? e.g., relationship, empathy, unity, union, one with etc. What do you think being ‘in communion with Jesus’ means?

Paul was one of the friends of Jesus who went from city to city telling people about the Good News of Jesus.  He often wrote to the people he had left to remind them of the message of Jesus, to say ‘well done’ or to give them advice.  In his letter to the Christians in Rome, Paul explains how although we are all different, we may all be one with Jesus Christ through the gifts we have been given.

Read the text and highlight the gifts mentioned:

And because of God’s gracious gift to me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you should. Instead, be modest in your thinking, and judge yourself according to the amount of faith that God has given you.

We have many parts in the one body, and all these parts have different functions. In the same way, though we are many, we are one body in union with Christ, and we are all joined to each other as different parts of one body.

So, we are to use our different gifts in accordance with the grace that God has given us. If our gift is to speak God’s message, we should do it according to the faith that we have; if it is to serve, we should serve; if it is to teach, we should teach; if it is to encourage others, we should do so.

Whoever shares with others, should do it generously; whoever has authority should work hard; whoever shows kindness to others should do it cheerfully. Love must be completely sincere. Hate what is evil, hold on to what is good. Love one another warmly as Christians and be eager to show respect for one another.

Romans 12: 3-10

SOME KEY QUESTIONS

  1. Which of the different gifts that Paul mentions do you think you have?
  2. Which one would you most like to have and why?
  3. What is Paul telling the Christians in Rome about communion (friendship)?
  4. How do you think the use of these gifts can bring union with Christ?

SOME SUGGESTED ACTIVITIES

  • Design a stained-glass window which expresses in either pictures or symbols, that ‘though we are many, we are one body’, or ‘all joined to each other as different parts of one body’ and are one with Jesus.  Write a commentary on your design giving reasons for your choices.
  • Chose some suitable music or hymn e.g. ‘Bind us together Lord’ with which to develop a dance showing how Jesus brings together many different people with different gifts.

Thursday – Science

Science – What is refraction and how can we use it?

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/what-is-refraction-and-how-can-we-use-it-cmv34e

In this lesson, we will learn what happens when light travels through two transparent materials. We're going to learn what refraction is, how we can use it and we will carry out an investigation to show that refraction is occurring. For this lesson you will need a piece of paper and a pencil. If you would like to take part in the demonstration you will need a piece of plain paper and a transparent glass of water. If you don't have these things, then don't worry! You can still complete the lesson and watch the teacher's demonstration.

Friday - Art and D.T.

Art/D.T. - COOKING – To link into our maths this week on units of measures, look at some of the wartime recipes and see if you can have a go at baking these wartime favourites. We know there are a few cooks in our class now!

If like Mrs Watson, you are not so keen on cooking or you don’t have an adult to supervise carry on with your either your posters or fighter plane drawings from the last couple of weeks.

The Blitz

A child's Story - WW2

Code Breaker Worksheet

Geography Map Answers

May of Europe

List of Countries

Morse Code Activity Sheet

Wartime Recipes

 

Year 6

Home Learning activities for week beginning

Monday 8th February 2021

Remember, if it snows it’s your mission to go out and have fun. No excuses! 

Tell your family that snow is Science, Geography, PE, DT and PHSE. They will let you play all day long if you want to! Send us some Seesaw pictures of what you make or the fun you have. Bump the learning to the next day. Snow doesn’t happen much, so you should enjoy it if you want to.

Golden Time

Well done for all your hard work this term! We think you all deserve some Golden Time on Friday. Maybe think about an activity you would really like to do at home. Whatever you decide on doing, we hope you enjoy yourself! We are proud of you all; you really all deserve a lovely, happy and restful break if you can – parents included!

As always, just do your best with home learning. If you or your child are unwell, we would not expect you to do the activities as your well-being is more important. Each family circumstance will be different, so just do what you can.

Maths

You will now see on the maths planning grid a column with a link to the answers for the activity sheets. Try the activities first before checking the answers, but if you are stuck on a question then look at the answers to try to understand it better. You will have noticed that although there are only a few questions, they do get more challenging as they build on your knowledge and understanding. As we have always said, just do what you can, even if it’s only 3 questions. It’s better to try to understand the first 3 or 4 questions really well, than not do the activity sheet at all.

Please follow this link to watch the video for each day’s learning

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning

Choose your child’s year group and click on current week for teaching video. Watch the video first before attempting the activity please. If you do not have a printer and the activity is a worksheet then children can just write their answers in their book or on paper.

Day of the week

Topic

Link to activity

Answers

Monday

L.O. To be able to form equations

Spr6.6.1 - Forming equations on Vimeo

Y6-Spring-Block-3-WO6-Forming-equations-2019.pdf (whiterosemaths.com)

Extension activity 1

Y6-Spring-Block-3-ANS6-Forming-equations-2019.pdf (whiterosemaths.com)

Tuesday

L.O. To be able to solve one-step equations.

Spr6.6.2 - Solve simple one-step equations on Vimeo

Y6-Spring-Block-3-WO7-Solve-simple-one-step-equations-2019.pdf (whiterosemaths.com)

Extension activity 2

Y6-Spring-Block-3-ANS7-Solve-simple-one-step-equations-2019.pdf (whiterosemaths.com)

Wednesday

L.O. To be able to solve two-step equations.

Spr6.6.3 - Solve two-step equations on Vimeo

Y6-Spring-Block-3-WO8-Solve-two-step-equations-2019.pdf (whiterosemaths.com)

Extension activity 3

https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Y6-Spring-Block-3-ANS8-Solve-two-step-equations-2019.pdf

Two-Step Equations

Thursday

L.O. To be able to find pairs of values (1)

Spr6.6.4 - Find pairs of values (1) on Vimeo

Y6-Spring-Block-3-WO9-Find-pairs-of-values-1-2019.pdf (whiterosemaths.com)

Extension activity 4

https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Y6-Spring-Block-3-ANS9-Find-pairs-of-values-1-2019.pdf

Finding Pairs (1)

Friday

L.O. To be able to find pairs of values (2)

Spr6.6.5 - Find pairs of values (2) on Vimeo

Y6-Spring-Block-3-WO10-Find-pairs-of-values-2-2019.pdf (whiterosemaths.com)

Extension Activity 5

Y6-Spring-Block-3-ANS10-Find-pairs-of-values-2-2019.pdf (whiterosemaths.com)

Maths Extension Activities

Monday - Forming Equations

Tuesday - solve simple one-step equations

Wednesday - Solve two-step equations

Thursday - Finding pairs of values (1)

Friday - Finding pairs of values (2)

 

English

Day of the week

Topic

Activity

Monday

L.O. To be able to read extracts and retrieve information related to The Battle of Britain.

 

 

This week we will look at major events in WW2. One of these was The Battle of Britain. Hitler launched a seaborne invasion on England called Operation Sea Lion. The German air force (Luftwaffe) wanted to defeat The British Royal Air Force (RAF).

World War II History: Battle of Britain for Kids (ducksters.com)

Battle of Britain - Kids | Britannica Kids | Homework Help

 

Listen to some of this radio broadcast of the Battle of Britain

Audio From the Past [E09] - WW2 - Air Battle at Dover with Charles Gardner (1940) - YouTube

 

Read around this subject and make notes of the key facts.

Who was Prime Minister?

Why was this called The Battle of Britain?

Where did is happened and when?

Who won and why?

Was this the end of the war?

 

Look out for these key words and write definitions

Dogfights

Spitfires

Luftwaffe

Winston Churchill

Radar

Tuesday

L.O. To write an eye witness account of The Battle of Britain.

 

Listen to the audio broadcast again from the above link. Imagine you are a reporter for the radio. Write a script reporting on what you are actually seeing. Use mainly the present tense and some past tense. Really try to imagine you are actually seeing this event from our school grounds and looking out over the channel skies.

Wednesday

L.O. To write a recount

Imagine you are now one of the pilots in a Spitfire. Try to write a first hand recount of what happened. Describe the scene, what could you see and how did you feel? What happened when you saw one of your own planes being hit and going down? You could write a great paragraph using emotive vocabulary.

Thursday

L.O. To be able to read and retrieve information about the Blitz.

Today you are going to start to collect lots of information about what it was like during The Blitz.

Blitz, The - Kids | Britannica Kids | Homework Help

BBC ON THIS DAY | 7 | 1940: London blitzed by German bombers

the Blitz | Facts, History, Damage, & Casualties | Britannica

This will form a detailed newspaper article. As we have done lots of newspaper articles try to add different features and columns, such as adverts and instructions.

These could be some of your subheadings.

The Blitz (What is actually happening and why)

Air raid sirens and the Anderson shelter - rules about how to use them and what to do when they hear the sirens.

Advert to buy a gas masks! Instructions on how to use them.

Blackouts! Instructions for windows in houses and car headlights!

Friday

L.O. To write a detailed newspaper report during the times of The Blitz

Carry on with your newspaper article. You can incorporate your art work poster into this article if you can take a picture and copy it into your article. Really try to include lots of different content that reflects the times of the Blitz. This can be all written up on the computer or using a pen and paper and adding some lovely illustrations.

 

 

Make sure you have a lovely, relaxing half term break, but please make sure you keep all you fantastic work on this topic, as we will be returning to this after the half term break.

Good Websites

Britain declares war on Germany - BBC Teach

Geography of World War Two - BBC Teach

World War 2 facts for kids | National Geographic Kids (natgeokids.com)

World War II for Kids: Causes of WW2 (ducksters.com)

World War Two (WW2) for Kids (primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk)

World War II for children | World War II homework help | KS1 and KS2 World War II | TheSchoolRun

World War 2 Evacuation - BBC Teach

Primary History KS2: World War 2 Clips - BBC Teach

SPAG –   L.O. To develop a rich understanding of vocabulary

Lesson: To develop a rich understanding of words associated with working hard | Teacher Hub | Oak National Academy (thenational.academy)

Spellings – suffix - ful

 
  1. useful
  2. truthful
  3. peaceful
  4. faithful
  5. mindful
  6. hopeful
  7. wonderful
  8. youthful
  9. uneventful
  10. purposeful
  11. ungrateful
  12. thoughtful

Monday - Topic work

History – L.O. To understand the key events of The Battle of Britain and The Blitz

Try to answer these questions to add to your fact booklet, topic books, poster or PowerPoint. This work will be incorporated into your English work during the week.

  • When did the Battle of Britain take place?
  • Why is it called the Battle of Britain
  • What was the Blitz?
  • What was the Luftwaffe?
  • What was a dogfight?
  • How did people in Britain keep safe from the bombs?
  • What happened on September 15th 1940?
  • Who won and what helped them?

Geography – L.O. To locate the direction of the German planes towards England and locate major cities in England that were a target for bombing.

Using a map of the UK, plot the major cities that the Germans wanted to attack during The Blitz. Draw some arrows to show the direction of the planes from Germany.

French (KS2 only) Saying how many there are.

In this lesson we will practise the phrase ‘il y a’ with numbers from 1 to 12 and the plural indefinite article some ‘des’ in French, to say how many items there are.

 https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/saying-how-many-there-are-part-12-68w66t

Music – To compose a syncopated rhythm.

In this lesson, you will review the song Epo i tai tai e and add a body percussion sequence to the song. You will then compose your own syncopated rhythm to add to the song. You will finish by performing the rhythm through in a performance.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-compose-a-syncopated-rhythm-c4rkge

Tuesday - ICT

Tuesday 9Th February is Internet Safety Day. Click on the PDF link and find the links to follow for activities around the title ‘The Internet We Can Trust’  

We are using the internet a lot at the moment so it’s very important to use it safely and wisely.

Tuesday is also Outdoor learning and P.E.

PE - Try and get outside if you have a garden. If it is rainy, why not ask your family to put on an exercise video that you can enjoy. The Joe Wicks ones are still on You Tube or maybe try Just Dance or similar.

Wednesday - R.E.

 RE –   L.O. To understand Jesus’ Prayer for Unity.

Jesus knew he would soon be going to heaven to meet his father. He taught his disciples that

being together would help us all on earth and in heaven.

 

Jesus’ prayer for his friends (based on John 17:11-12; 20-23)

“Holy Father, I am coming to you. Keep my friends safe. They belong to you. Keep them close to you and

to each other. Let them be as close as I am to you. I kept them close to you. Father, I pray for these

my friends and for all those in the future whom they will bring to know me. Just as you and I are one, I

pray that my friends will always be one with us and with one another. I pray that they will be so at one

with one another, that everyone will know that you sent me, and that you have loved them as you have

loved me.”

 

Think of times when we need our friends and be part of a community. Jesus taught us to be one with God and each other. Think of the word UNITY and write a prayer with this title or it could be like an acrostic poem.

Thursday – Science

Science –   What is reflection and how can we use it?

In this lesson, we will be learning about reflection! We will learn about reflective and non-reflective materials and their uses. Then we will look at two different types of reflection: specular and diffuse reflection. Then we will learn the law of reflection. For this lesson, you will need a pencil, a piece of paper and a ruler.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/what-is-reflection-and-how-can-we-use-it-6mt3gd

Friday - Art and D.T.

Art –You can try to draw a detailed picture of a Spitfire, or make a model of one. See the attached PDFs for inspiration! You can of course carry on with your war time posters from last week.

Don’t forget Friday is Golden time too. Enjoy!

Battling for the Skies

Drawing Second World War aircraft

English Cities Activity Sheet

KS2 Safer Internet Day

WW2 Spitfire Paper craft

 

 

Year 6

Home Learning activities for week beginning

Monday 1st February 2021

Our new topic is called The Battle of Britain – Bombs, Battles and Bravery!

In this Unit, children will find out what it was like to be a child in Britain in WW2 and about the importance of the Battle of Britain. It’s a good idea to give children a brief background introduction, into the causes and early stages of the war.

Britain went to war with Germany in 1939 because Germany had carried out a forced invasion of other countries and despite negotiations and threats had refused to leave. Germany wanted to feel better about their defeat in WW1 and wanted to take over other nearby countries to expand its empire. First, they invaded Austria, then Czechoslovakia and finally Poland. Great Britain had promised to help Poland if this happened.

In history, we will find out about evacuation and how difficult that was for parents and children. We will study the Battle of Britain and find out the important role that RADAR had to play. In English, we will write evacuees diaries and narratives about ‘The Night the bomb fell’. In addition to this, we will research and write biographies for WW2 heroes. In art, we will study and recreate stylised posters and a large-scale mural depicting a bombed and burning city.

The science in this Unit is the study of light and in the context of WW2 children will study what a Spitfire pilot could see, how searchlights used reflective light and why the blackout was so important. We will also try to make our own periscopes.

As always, just do your best with home learning. If you or your child are unwell, we would not expect you to do the activities as your well-being is more important. Each family circumstance will be different, so just do what you can.

Maths

You will now see on the maths planning grid a column with a link to the answers for the activity sheets. Try the activities first before checking the answers, but if you are stuck on a question then look at the answers to try to understand it better. You will have noticed that although there are only a few questions, they do get more challenging as they build on your knowledge and understanding. As we have always said, just do what you can, even if it’s only 3 questions. It’s better to try to understand the first 2 or 3 questions really well, than not do the activity sheet at all.

This link takes you to some interactive activities to help teach and model some mathematical concepts.

Manipulatives - MathsBot.com

Please follow this link to watch the video for each day’s learning

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning

Choose your child’s year group and click on current week for teaching video. Watch the video first before attempting the activity please. If you do not have a printer and the activity is a worksheet then children can just write their answers in their book or on paper.

 

Day of the week

Topic

Link to activity

Answers

Monday

L.O. To be able to find a one-step rule in algebra

Spr6.5.1 - Find a rule - one step on Vimeo

Y6-Spring-Block-3-WO1-Find-a-rule-one-step-2019.pdf (whiterosemaths.com)

Extension activity 1

Y6-Spring-Block-3-ANS1-Find-a-rule-one-step-2019.pdf (whiterosemaths.com)

Tuesday

L.O. To be able to find a two-step rule in algebra

Spr6.5.2 - Find a rule - two step on Vimeo

Y6-Spring-Block-3-WO2-Find-a-rule-two-step-2019.pdf (whiterosemaths.com)

Extension activity 2

Y6-Spring-Block-3-ANS2-Find-a-rule-two-step-2019.pdf (whiterosemaths.com)

Wednesday

L.O. To understand how to form expression in algebra

Spr6.5.3 - Forming expressions on Vimeo

Y6-Spring-Block-3-WO3-Forming-expressions-2019.pdf (whiterosemaths.com)

Extension activity 3

Y6-Spring-Block-3-ANS3-Forming-expressions-2019.pdf (whiterosemaths.com)

Thursday

L.O. To understand substitution in algebra

Spr6.5.4 - Substitution on Vimeo

Y6-Spring-Block-3-WO4-Substitution-2019.pdf (whiterosemaths.com)

Extension activity 4

Y6-Spring-Block-3-ANS4-Substitution-2019.pdf (whiterosemaths.com)

Friday

L.O. To be able to find a formula

Spr6.5.5 - Forumlae on Vimeo

 Y6-Spring-Block-3-WO5-Formulae-2019.pdf (whiterosemaths.com)

Extension Activity 5

Y6-Spring-Block-3-ANS5-Formulae-2019.pdf (whiterosemaths.com)

Maths Extension Activities

Monday, 1st February - Algebra

Tuesday, 2nd February - Algebra

Wednesday, 3rd February - Algebra

Thursday, 4th February - Algebra

Friday, 5th February - Algebra

English

Day of the week

Topic

Activity

Monday

L.O. To be able to understand why World War Two began.

To start our new topic, we are going to learn why World War Two started. Look at these websites and try and find at least 5 facts about why World War Two started.

http://primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/Britain.html 

https://www.ducksters.com/history/world_war_ii/causes_of_ww2.php 

World War II for children | World War II homework help | KS1 and KS2 World War II | TheSchoolRun

http://history.parkfieldprimary.com/world-war-ii/why-did-world-war-ii-start 

 

Tuesday

L.O. To be able to know how people reacted differently to the declaration of war.

 

The Prime Minister at the time was Neville Chamberlain, he declared the war over the radio. Have a listen of his announcement here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/archive/britain-declares-war-on-germany/zn2s7nb

Have a think while you’re listening, how do you think people would have felt when they heard this announcement?

Now, write about how the different people in the family are feeling about the announcement of war. How would grandma feel and what would she have said? How would the mother have felt and what would the young boy say?

Wednesday

L.O. To understand what it would have been like to be an evacuee in World War Two.

Today we are going to learn what it meant to be an evacuee.

Now think about these questions:

What was it?

Why did it happen?

Who was evacuated?

Where did they go?

When did evacuation begin?

Use these links to find out more about evacuation:

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/war/evacuation1.html

 

World War 2 Evacuation - BBC Teach

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jSsk3NtMLo

 

https://www.mylearning.org/stories/childrens-experiences-during-ww2/487?

Click on the PDF below, imagine you are packing to leave your family to be evacuated. What would you pack? Draw a suitcase with your items packed, explain why you are taking those items. Use exciting adjectives to describe how important these items are to you and why you are taking them. For example….the crumpled old black and white photograph of my mum and dad and my ragged, worn out teddy, bear that I love so much…..

Thursday

L.O. To be able to plan and write a diary entry.

Today we are going to write a diary entry, imagining we are an evacuee. Think about these questions:

How do you feel as an evacuee leaving home?

Why are you being evacuated?

Who did you say goodbye to? Mum, Dad, siblings or pets?

What was the journey like?

Friday

L.O. To be able to plan and write a letter.

Today we are going to write a letter home after you have been evacuated to the countryside.

Think about these questions when you are writing:

How have your first few days been?

Have you settled in?

What are the people you live with like?

Have you changed your mind about being there? Are you happy now or still scared?

What have you discovered? Is there anything new and exciting in the new town?

Are you missing your home and family?

Good Websites

Britain declares war on Germany - BBC Teach

Geography of World War Two - BBC Teach

World War 2 facts for kids | National Geographic Kids (natgeokids.com)

World War II for Kids: Causes of WW2 (ducksters.com)

World War Two (WW2) for Kids (primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk)

World War II for children | World War II homework help | KS1 and KS2 World War II | TheSchoolRun

SPAG –   L.O. To explore the subject, verb and object

 Lesson: To explore subject, verb, object | Teacher Hub | Oak National Academy (thenational.academy)

Spellings – learn some of these Key words linked to our new topic.

 
  • World War 2
  • The Forces
  • Home-guard
  • Conscription
  • Evacuation
  • Evacuee
  • Rationing
  • Neville Chamberlain
  • Luftwaffe
  • Invasion
  • Adolf Hitler
  • The Allies
  • Nazis
  • Siren
  • The Treaty of Versailles
  • Internment

Monday - Topic work

History – L.O. To understand why Britain was at war with Germany.

Watch this video to understand the main reasons why World War 2 started.

Britain declares war on Germany - BBC Teach

If you could interview someone who was alive at this time, what questions would you ask him or her? Why do you think it is difficult now to ask someone these questions? How else can we find the answers to these questions about History?

Geography- L.O. to locate Germany on a map and know the countries invaded.

Geography of World War Two - BBC Teach

Look at a map of where Germany is in Europe and find the countries around Germany that Hitler and the Nazis had started to control. Think about the movements from Germany and which Countries Germany planned to invade.

French (KS2 only) - https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/talking-about-what-belongs-to-you-and-what-belongs-to-someone-else-cmtk8r

ICT – World War 2 was critical in the development of modern day computing. This is an opportunity for pupils to learn about a variety of war machines that lead to the development of the modern day computer.

Pupils could complete a research project, creating a PowerPoint, collaborative document or web page looking at the evolution of the computer through the topic of World War 2.

Some of the critical innovations that shaped World War 2 and technology, as we know it include:

  • The Enigma Machine - Used to encode and decode German transmissions, though not technically a computer it can be linked to the ability of modern day technology to encode and decode messages.
  • The Bletchley Park Colossus machine - invented by Alan Turing was designed to monitor and decode German messages. Taking code cracking away from people, and putting it into the hands of technology, it cracked the Enigma code in just a few hours.

There is an excellent Jeremy Clarkson documentary covering many of the early computing developments, particularly with a focus on the technology used during the Second World War, the full version of which can be watched here:

Music -What type of music was being played in the 1940s? Maybe play some Glenn Miller or Bing Crosby. Can you find out about the type of dancing they did and even learn one of the songs or the dances to put on seesaw. We want to be impressed with your creativity. Even dress up as if you are in the 1940s!

Tuesday – Outdoor learning and P.E.

PE - Try and get outside if you have a garden. If it is rainy why not ask your family to put on an exercise video that you can enjoy. The Joe Wicks ones are still on You Tube or maybe try Just Dance or similar.

Wednesday -  R.E.

 RE –   L.O. To understand how the Bible is used and helps us in our daily lives.

Over the last couple of weeks you have been looking at the two different parts of the Bible and the stories and messages within them. Today take some time to think about why Christians read the Bible. What impact does the Bible have on the lives of Christians around the world? What would it be like if we never had the Bible?  What does the Bible teach us? How does it affect our daily lives? Does it have any impact on us today?

Suggested activities

  • Using your favourite passage of Scripture, describe how it helps the Christian’s belief in God. Include your own ideas, feelings and experiences and make links between them.
  • Write a letter to someone in Key stage 1 explaining how the Bible can be used: what they can learn from it? What are the stories like and explain the difference between the Old and New Testament.
  • You could also make a lovely bookmark to use when marking a story in the Bible. Your bookmark can be beautifully decorated with a lovely prayer on it to think about when we read the Bible and how the Bible helps us in our lives today.

Thursday – Science

Science –https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/what-is-light-and-where-does-it-come-from-6rv3je

In this lesson, we are going to be learning about light. We are going to learn about what light is, where it comes from and how shadows are formed. We are going to complete an investigation into how light behaves with transparent, translucent and opaque objects. You will need a piece of paper and a pencil for this lesson. If you would like to take part in the practical investigation you will need: a light source (e.g., lamp, torch or phone light), a piece of paper, a piece of cardboard and a piece of something transparent (e.g., clear plastic). If you do not have these items, you can still complete the lesson by watching the teacher’s demonstration.

Friday - Art and D.T.

Art – L.O. To make a poster with an eye catching slogan depicting an aspect of war. (Evacuees or the black outs or the Anderson Shelter)

  • How do the posters use slogans?
  • What type of words do they use?
  • Are they funny?
  • How do they appeal to people’s emotions?
  • How have they used colour and type set to get their message across?
  • How do the posters use colour and design to help make their point?

You are going to create your own posters in the style of the ones they have looked at. You can choose your own topic or choose from the following which will link with the areas we will be studying

  • Evacuation
  • The blackout

Begin by deciding on the slogan you want to use.

One important design skill is to lay the letters out well on their poster. Count the number of letters in the slogan, including the spaces. Use a ruler to measure across your design to see how many letters you can fit on one line. Lightly mark out the letter spaces and start writing the middle letters first to avoid running out of space on the paper.

Diary Entry for Thursday

Eliza Beale Diary

Evacuee Letter Example - Friday

Suitcase 

 

 

Year 6

Home learning activities for week beginning:

Monday 25th January 2021

Hello Year 6,

This week we have been really impressed with your work on Seesaw. Remember, you don’t always need to stick to the plans! Learning is also about making a cake, sausage rolls or a curry, bathing the dog, learning how to use the washing machine, or taking pictures of what you see on a walk or making models from Lego.

Maybe take some time out away from the screen every week to learn a new life skill or have fun. Talk to your family about what you might like to do. Don’t feel that you need to do everything on our plan. This is just a guide. It may be that some of our lessons are just a discussion.

As always, just do your best with home learning. If you or someone in your family is poorly, we would not expect you to do the activities as your well-being is more important. Each family circumstance will be different, so just do what you can.

You are all stars. Your families are doing a great job too! Make sure you tell them so. These times are tricky, as we all know, but we are a team and we will get there in the end!

Mrs Crook, Mrs Watson, Miss Line and Mrs Wilkinson

Maths

You will now see on the maths planning grid a column with a link to the answers for the activity sheets. Try the activities first before checking the answers, but if you are stuck on a question then look at the answers to try to understand it better. You will have noticed that although there are only a few questions, they do get more challenging as they build on your knowledge and understanding. As we have always said, just do what you can, even if it’s only 3 questions. It’s better to try to understand the first 3 or 4 questions really well, than not do the activity sheet at all.

Please follow this link to watch the video for each day’s learning

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning

Choose your child’s year group and click on current week for teaching video. Watch the video first before attempting the activity please. If you do not have a printer and the activity is a worksheet then children can just write their answers in their book or on paper.

 

Day of the week

Topic

Link to activity

Answers

Monday

L.O. To be able to order fractions, decimals and percentages.

Spr6.4.1 - Order FDP on Vimeo

Y6-Spring-Block-2-WO3-Order-FDP-2019.pdf (whiterosemaths.com)

Extension activity 1

Y6-Spring-Block-2-ANS3-Order-FDP-2019.pdf (whiterosemaths.com)

Tuesday

L.O. To be able to find percentages of amounts (1)

Spr6.4.2 - Percentage of an amount (1) on Vimeo

Y6-Spring-Block-2-WO4-Percentage-of-an-amount-1-2019.pdf (whiterosemaths.com)

Extension activity 2

Y6-Spring-Block-2-ANS4-Percentage-of-an-amount-1-2019.pdf (whiterosemaths.com)

Wednesday

L.O. To be able to find percentages of amounts (2)

Spr6.4.3 - Percentage of an amount (2) on Vimeo

Y6-Spring-Block-2-WO5-Percentage-of-an-amount-2-2019.pdf (whiterosemaths.com)

Extension activity 3

Y6-Spring-Block-2-ANS5-Percentage-of-an-amount-2-2019.pdf (whiterosemaths.com)

Thursday

L.O. To be able to find missing values with percentages

Spr6.4.4 - Percentages - missing values on Vimeo

Y6-Spring-Block-2-WO6-Percentages-missing-values-2019.pdf (whiterosemaths.com)

Extension activity 4

 

Y6-Spring-Block-2-ANS6-Percentages-missing-values-2019.pdf (whiterosemaths.com)

Friday

L.O. To revise the unit on fractions, decimals and percentages.

Use this maths session to go over anything that you feel you need more practise with. Take a pen and paper and try to find some percentages of numbers.

Make a little booklet or a poster with some key facts such as the equivalent fractions, decimals and percentages.

If you haven’t had a chance to look at the website below, then try these now.

Use this session as a revision session as this unit of maths is a lot to take in!

Extension activity 5 for those who want it!

 

 

Maths Extension Activities (PDFs under this plan)

There also many other online activities around the unit of fractions, decimals and percentages. If you want another activity you can try any of the Oak National Academy online lessons on this unit for maths. Again, these are just other ideas to help you understand this unit.

Oak National Academy

Lesson: Understand what a percentage is and its connection to fractions | Teacher Hub | Oak National Academy (thenational.academy)

Lesson: Recall and use equivalences between fractions, decimals and percentages | Teacher Hub | Oak National Academy (thenational.academy)

BBC

Percentages - KS2 Maths - BBC Bitesize

percentages - Topmarks Search

English

Day of the week

Topic

Activity

Monday

L.O. To know how the Ancient Egyptians lived and their different jobs and roles in society.

 

Look at how the Egyptians lived.

What did women do?

How was the society ranked?

What was life like for the ancient Egyptians? - BBC Bitesize

What is a Shaduf?

KS2 History: Ancient Egypt. The River Nile - BBC Teach

Farming in Ancient Egypt for kids (primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk)

How did they write and did they all go to school?

Look at Hieroglyphics. (See History below)

What were Egyptian hieroglyphs? - BBC Bitesize

How has the Rosetta Stone helped us translate Hieroglyphics? (linked to History)

Write a few fact about this information. Maybe try writing some hieroglyphics!

Tuesday

L.O. To be able to collect information and write an explanation text.

 

Continue from yesterday’s lesson and make either a poster or booklet with information about what you have learnt in this topic. We know lots of you have done great posters so far, so maybe think about making a PowerPoint presentation to show what you’ve learnt and present this to someone in your family. Impress them with your knowledge. Or you can add to any of your existing posters.

Wednesday

L.O. To plan a story board of a journey to the underworld

Watch this video link about the beliefs the Egyptians had in their journey to the underworld and afterlife.

Book of the dead

The Egyptian Book of the Dead: A guidebook for the underworld - Tejal Gala - YouTube

Make a few notes of the main events. Draw a story time line.

Thursday

L.O. To write a short story of the journey to the afterlife 

Like the scrolls showing the journey to the afterlife, you can make your own scroll with the story. You can draw some pictures or symbols and write what happens first, next and finally, once your heart has been weighed!

Friday

L.O. To use your imagination to think creatively in a different situation.

To imagine the items that you would need for your afterlife. Remember all the items found in Tutankhamun’s tomb. Think about the items you would like to be buried with you, so that you can take them with you to the afterlife.  Some of you might want to take your Play Station console! Or your favourite teddy bear! Draw a picture of your tomb filled with all you favourite items. Make sure you label this too. Try to use amazing adjectives to describe these items. You can then write a small paragraph explaining why you chose these items. Draw yourself as the pharaoh. How ornate would your death mask be?

 

Good Websites

Ancient Egypt for Kids - Creation Stories - Ancient Egypt for Kids (mrdonn.org)

2_egyptian_full (mythicjourneys.org)

Ancient Egypt - KS2 History - BBC Bitesize

BBC Two - Ancient Egypt - Life and Death in the Valley of the Kings, Learning Zone, The afterlife in Ancient Egypt

KS2 History - BBC Teach

Ancient Egypt for Kids (primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk)

Ancient Egypt for Kids - What ancient Egyptians needed to do to reach their afterlife or the Magical Land of Two Fields - Ancient Egypt for Kids (mrdonn.org)

SPAG –   L.O. To explore the function of apostrophes

In this lesson, we will be revising the correct use of apostrophes

 Lesson: To explore the function of apostrophes | Teacher Hub | Oak National Academy (thenational.academy)

Spellings – able

Can you write a paragraph including all these words? Make sure you understand the meaning of each word. Ask someone in your family to test your spellings this week.

  1. stable
  2. capable
  3. adorable
  4. excitable
  5. believable
  6. changeable
  7. available
  8. enjoyable
  9. valuable
  10. avoidable
 

Monday - Topic work

History – L.O. To know that the Egyptians wrote using hieroglyphics

L.O. To understand the importance of the Rosetta stone.

What were Egyptian hieroglyphs? - BBC Bitesize

Rosetta - the Stone that Unlocked Ancient Egypt's Secrets - YouTube

Mystery of the Rosetta Stone (discoveringegypt.com)

Facts about hieroglyphics | National Geographic Kids (natgeokids.com)

Ancient Egyptian History for Kids: Hieroglyphics (ducksters.com)

Have a look at some of these videos. Try writing some hieroglyphics. You can combine this subject with your English work and write some facts about hieroglyphics and the importance of the Rosetta Stone.

Geography-L.O. To understand the features of the river Nile.

As you have done lots of research now about the country of Egypt, think more about the features of the River Nile. Where does it start and how many countries does this river run through. How long is the river Nile? Are there any dams? Where does the river end and can you remember these terms about rivers; delta, meander, source and tributaries. You can draw a detailed map of the river and label the features of a river. If you have already drawn the river in other work, try to label it now. Nile river facts for kids | Geography | National Geographic Kids (natgeokids.com)

French - Saying what people do (Part 2/2) (thenational.academy)

For the French this week, you will need permission from your family to access a site called Quizlet. This is used a lot in secondary school so it will be good for you to have a go on it, if you can.

ICT – This week use the computers to gather lots of information about Ancient Egypt. You can store all this information into a folder or create a booklet in publishers or start your own PowerPoint. Make this an ongoing project during the next few weeks.

Music -To read syncopated rhythms (thenational.academy)

Tuesday – Outdoor learning and P.E.

PE - Try and get outside if you have a garden. If it is rainy why not ask your family to put on an exercise video that you can enjoy. The Joe Wicks are live again and they are still on You Tube or maybe try Just Dance or similar.

Wednesday  -  R.E.

 RE –   L.O. To understand the New testament

The first New Testament scriptures are believed to have been written more than 30 years after Jesus’ Resurrection and the last one about 70 years after. They record the memories of those whose lives were changed through contact with Jesus. Mark’s Gospel was the first gospel to be written. The word ‘Gospel’ means ‘Good News.’

Like last week, find a Gospel to read and draw an illustration to go with this Gospel.

Thursday – Science

Science – How is oxygen transported around our bodies? (thenational.academy)

In this lesson, we will learn about the circulatory system. We will also focus on the contents of blood, the types of blood vessels, and how the heart works.

Don’t forget to keep checking in on your mummified fish! How is your diary coming on observing it?

Friday -  Art and D.T.

Design Technology- Try making a shaduf!

Egyptian Shaduf - DT Online

How To Make A Shaduf | Teaching Ideas

KS2 History: Ancient Egypt. The River Nile - BBC Teach

Farming in Ancient Egypt for kids (primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk)

Art – Carefully colour in pictures in your scroll showing your story of the journey into the underworld. If you have other art materials at home you could even get out paints or pastels if you wanted!

Ancient Egyptians

Maths - Monday

Maths - Tuesday

Maths - Wednesday

Maths - Thursday

Maths - Friday

Longer Activity

Year 6

Home learning activities for week beginning:

Monday 18th January 2021

As always, just do your best with home learning. If you or your child are unwell, we would not expect you to do the activities as your well-being is more important. Each family circumstance will be different, so just do what you can.

Should you and your family be self-isolating, you can phone Mrs Knight at the office to arrange a phone call from your classroom teacher should you want to discuss any of the information below.

You will also notice that we have now put different subjects on specific days. This helps on our daily Zoom call as we can talk to the children about the subject for that day, along with their maths and English. It also means that keyworker children are covering the same subjects in school on the same days and so if they have any days at home, they can link up with us and be at the same place in their learning. It is all complicated, but we are getting there!

You are all doing brilliantly. Don’t forget to start to post one piece of work that you are proud of everyday to Seesaw. We love seeing your hard work and think that you all deserve a big pat on the back.

Keep it up, Year 6. You are all super stars!

Mrs Crook & Mrs Watson

Maths

You will now see on the maths planning grid a column with a link to the answers for the activity sheets. Try the activities first before checking the answers, but if you are stuck on a question then look at the answers to try to understand it better. You will have noticed that although there are only a few questions, they do get more challenging as they build on your knowledge and understanding. As we have always said, just do what you can, even if it is only 4 or 5 questions. It is better to try to understand the first few questions really well, than not do the activity sheet at all.

Please follow this link to watch the video for each day’s learning

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning

Choose your child’s year group and click on current week for teaching video. Watch the video first before attempting the activity please. If you do not have a printer and the activity is a worksheet then children can just write their answers in their book or on paper.

 

Day of the week

Topic

Link to activity

Answers

Monday

L.O. To understand fractions as decimals (1)

Spr6.2.5 - Fractions to decimals (1) on Vimeo

Y6-Spring-Block-1-WO8-Fractions-to-decimals-1-2019.pdf (whiterosemaths.com)

 

Extension activity 1 (On PDF)

Y6-Spring-Block-1-ANS8-Fractions-to-decimals-1-2019.pdf (whiterosemaths.com)

Tuesday

L.O. To understand fractions as decimals (2)

Spr6.3.1 - Fractions to decimals (2) on Vimeo

Y6-Spring-Block-1-WO9-Fractions-to-decimals-2-2019.pdf (whiterosemaths.com)

 

Extension activity 2 (On PDF)

Y6-Spring-Block-1-ANS9-Fractions-to-decimals-2-2019.pdf (whiterosemaths.com)

Wednesday

L.O. To understand percentages

Spr6.3.3 - Understand percentages on Vimeo

Y5-Spring-Block-3-WO8-Understand-percentages-2019.pdf (whiterosemaths.com)

 

Extension activity 3 (On PDF)

Y5-Spring-Block-3-ANS8-Understand-percentages-2019.pdf (whiterosemaths.com)

Thursday

L.O. To be able to convert fractions into percentages

Spr6.3.4 - Fractions to percentages on Vimeo

Y6-Spring-Block-2-WO1-Fractions-to-percentages-2019.pdf (whiterosemaths.com)

Extension activity 4 (On PDF)

 

Y6-Spring-Block-2-ANS1-Fractions-to-percentages-2019.pdf (whiterosemaths.com)

Friday

L.O. To be able to find equivalent fractions, decimals and percentages.

Spr6.3.5 - Equivalent FDP on Vimeo

Y6-Spring-Block-2-WO2-Equivalent-FDP-2019.pdf (whiterosemaths.com)

 

Extension activity 5 (On PDF)

Y6-Spring-Block-2-ANS2-Equivalent-FDP-2019.pdf (whiterosemaths.com)

 

Maths Extension Activities

Extension Activity 1

Extension Activity 2

Extension Activity 3

Extension Activity 4

Extension Activity 5

Newspaper Article

Task

Template


 

 

 

There also many other online activities around the unit of fractions, decimals and percentages. If you want another activity you can try any of the Oak National Academy online lessons on this unit for maths. Again, this is just another idea for learning this unit.

percentages - Topmarks Search

Oaks National Academy

Lesson: Understand what a percentage is and its connection to fractions | Teacher Hub | Oak National Academy (thenational.academy)

Lesson: Recall and use equivalences between fractions, decimals and percentages | Teacher Hub | Oak National Academy (thenational.academy)

BBC

Percentages - KS2 Maths - BBC Bitesize

English

 

Day of the week

Topic

Activity

Monday

L.O. To answer questions on a text.

 

 

Watch these little video clips from BBC Bitesize about the story of a pyramid builder. (You can watch these over the next couple of days)

Building the pyramids (pt 1/5) - KS2 History - BBC Bitesize

Building the pyramids (pt 2/5) - KS2 History - BBC Bitesize

Building the pyramids (pt 3/4) - KS2 History - BBC Bitesize

Building the pyramids (pt 4/5) - KS2 History - BBC Bitesize

Building the pyramids (pt 5/5) - KS2 History - BBC Bitesize

 

Read the newspaper article Pyramid Power. See link to PDF Pyramid Power Text

 

Answer questions based on the text. See the PDF link for the questions.

 

Try to imagine the conditions at the time and how these workers would have felt. This will be your guided reading text so have your answers handy if you have done them by then.

 

Tuesday

L.O. To write a memoir of life spent building the pyramids.

 

 

 

Imagine you were one of the pyramid builders. Write about your life as a pyramid worker. It can be like a diary entry or a reflection of the year.

 

Who are you? Introduce yourself.

How were you recruited to work on the pyramid? How did you feel then? How do you feel now?  What was your job? Describe it.

Describe your life during the years that you were working on the pyramid.

Do you think that building the pyramid was worthwhile? Why?

 

Wednesday

L.O. To be able to write a recount of events in History.

 

 

Look at some facts about Howard Carter and when he discovered Tutankhamun’s tomb. Link this work with your History work and do some research and note taking about the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb.

 

Who was Tutankhamun? - BBC Bitesize

King Tutankhamun - 1st level People, past events and societies - BBC Bitesize

Howard Carter - Bing video

These are just a few websites to get you started but there is lots more online about this topic.

There is a fantastic program on BBC 4 called Tutankhamun In Colour. It is rather long though (1 hour) but it is very good!

BBC iPlayer - Tutankhamun in Colour

Thursday

L.O. To plan to write a newspaper report.

 

Most of the tombs were robbed of treasures but Tutankhamun’s tomb was still full of wonderful treasures. This is why this discovery is so famous. Try to write a newspaper report of the day Howard Carter discovered the tomb.

Try to remember the layout and features of a news report. You can do this on the computer of course using columns, picture boxes, different fonts etc. You can mention lots of facts, such as the water boy who discovered the entrance and you could interview Howard Carter to describe what he saw. 

 

Or, if you prefer, just design the front page of the Newspaper with an amazing title and a small paragraph to describe what has happened.

Sensational Discovery in The Valley of The Kings!

Tutankhamun’s Terrific Treasures!

Friday

L.O. To write a diary entry as if you were Howard Carter.

 

If you haven’t quite finished yesterday’s work then carry on with this. Maybe you can improve and edit your piece of work.

If you have finished and want to move onto this task, you can.

 

Write a diary entry as if you are Howard Carter. It can be a recount of any part of this fascinating story. It could be the day he discovered the tomb, or his struggles to find the tomb, or later on when he brings out the treasures! You could also mention the curse of the tomb as his team begin to get ill and die. Think about how Howard Carter felt during this time and use imaginative adjectives to describe the scene.

Good Websites

Ancient Egypt for Kids - Creation Stories - Ancient Egypt for Kids (mrdonn.org)

2_egyptian_full (mythicjourneys.org)

Ancient Egypt - KS2 History - BBC Bitesize

BBC Two - Ancient Egypt - Life and Death in the Valley of the Kings, Learning Zone, The afterlife in Ancient Egypt

KS2 History - BBC Teach

Ancient Egypt for Kids (primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk)

Ancient Egypt for Kids - What ancient Egyptians needed to do to reach their afterlife or the Magical Land of Two Fields - Ancient Egypt for Kids (mrdonn.org)

SPAG –   L.O. To explore relative clauses.

In this lesson, we will be learning about relative clauses, which are a type of subordinate clause.

Lesson: To explore relative clauses | Teacher Hub | Oak National Academy (thenational.academy)

Spellings – “ible”

  1. horrible
  2. terrible
  3. possible
  4. edible
  5. impossible
  6. accessible
  7. incredible
  8. invisible
  9. reversible
  10. inflexible
 

Monday – Topic Work

History – L.O. To understand how and why the Egyptians built pyramids.

Do lots of research about the pyramids. Watch the BBC Bitesize videos below. You can design a poster with a picture of the pyramids and some facts around it.  

Building the pyramids accurately (pt 1/2) - KS2 History - BBC Bitesize

Building the pyramids accurately (pt 2/2) - KS2 History - BBC Bitesize

Geography- Locate Egypt on a world map. What are the main features of this country? Write a few facts about Egypt. How big is it, what is its population, what is the terrain like, what is the climate like, etc?

French (KS2 only) - https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/saying-what-people-do-6mr3ee

ICT – This week use the computers to gather lots of information about Ancient Egypt. You can store all this information into a folder or create a booklet in publishers or start your own PowerPoint. Make this an ongoing project during the next few weeks.

Music – To layer syncopated rhythms (thenational.academy)

Understanding syncopation lesson 2

Tuesday – Outdoor learning and P.E.

PE Spend some time researching a sport that you have always thought about trying. Can you find some online videos to get some information about a sport you like the look of, or if you are really keen you might be able to find an online club or group that is running over lockdown! Talk to your family about your plans about how you can stay fit and healthy. Do you want to start running, dancing, karate, table tennis, bowls, cricket, or maybe a drama group? Have a good think and talk to your family about it. You might tell them ideas that you haven’t told them before! Make sure that you get outside and get some fresh air this week and think about how good that it makes you feel.

Wednesday – R.E.

 RE –   L.O. To be able to understand the Old Testament.

  1. Why is the Old Testament important for Christians as well as Jewish people?
  2. What is the Torah?
  3. Why is the Torah so important?
  4. How do Jewish people treat their Scripture?
  5. Why are the Dead Sea scrolls important?
  6. Why and when do you use Scripture in school and/or at home/Church?
  7. What is your favourite Old Testament story and why?

BBC Two - Pathways of Belief, The Bible: The Old Testament, The Dead Sea Scrolls

Religious Studies KS2: The Torah - BBC Teach

BBC Two - Pathways of Belief, The Bible: The Old Testament, Stories of the Old Testament

Activity – pick one of your favourite Old Testament stories and draw or paint a picture that explains this story.

Thursday - Science

Science –Remember to keep looking back at your mummified fish. Can you keep a little diary to show the changes that you notice?

What are organs and why do we need them? (thenational.academy)

We are learning about parts of the body linked in with our mummification work. Your task related to this, is to create a poster that could encourage someone to donate their organs to save another person’s life, or you could encourage someone to donate blood. You might want to research the donation of blood to help others and create a poster about this instead. It is up to you! Home - NHS Blood Donation

Friday – Art and D.T.

Design Technology- make a 3D pyramid from a net using paper or cardboard. Colour it in and mark the stones. Or you can build your own miniature pyramid using Lego or other blocks. Just like the pyramid workers, make sure your angles and lines are straight!

Art – Using the net for the sarcophagus (see Sarcophagus template PDF link) colour in and design a sarcophagus fir for a king. Or you can copy the designs of Tutankhamun’s. 

 

Year 6

Self-isolating activities for week beginning

Monday 11th January 2021

Hello Year 6 and parents,

As always, just do your best with home learning. If you or your child are unwell, we would not expect you to do the activities as your well-being is more important. Each family circumstance will be different, so just do what you can.

Should you and your family be self-isolating, you can phone Mrs Knight at the office to arrange a phone call from your classroom teacher should you want to discuss any of the information below.

Maths

You will now see on the maths planning grid a column with a link to the answers for the activity sheets. Try the activities first before checking the answers, but if you are stuck on a question then look at the answers to try to understand it better. You will have noticed that although there are only a few questions, they do get more challenging as they build on your knowledge and understanding. As we have always said, just do what you can, even if it’s only 3 questions. It’s better to try to understand the first 2 or 3 questions really well, than not do the activity sheet at all.

Extension maths

You will now see an appendix for each day for an extension activity. You need to scroll to the end of this planning document to find these resources. Anyone can have a go at these tasks once they have completed the main activity sheet. It’s only there if you want to do more!

Please follow this link to watch the video for each day’s learning

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning

Choose your child’s year group and click on current week for teaching video. Watch the video first before attempting the activity please. If you do not have a printer and the activity is a worksheet then children can just write their answers in their book or on paper.

 

 

Day of the week

Topic

Link to activity

Answers

Monday

L.O. To be able to divide by 10, 100, 1000

Spr6.1.5 - Divide by 10 100 and 1000 on Vimeo

Y6-Spring-Block-1-WO3-Divide-by-10-100-and-1000-2019.pdf (whiterosemaths.com)

 

Extension activity see appendix 1

Y6-Spring-Block-1-ANS3-Divide-by-10-100-and-1000-2019.pdf (whiterosemaths.com)

Tuesday

L.O. To be able to multiply decimals

Spr6.2.1 - Multiply decimals by integers on Vimeo

Y6-Spring-Block-1-WO4-Multiply-decimals-by-integers-2019.pdf (whiterosemaths.com)

 

Extension activity see appendix 2

Y6-Spring-Block-1-ANS4-Multiply-decimals-by-integers-2019.pdf (whiterosemaths.com)

Wednesday

L.O. To be able to divide decimals

Spr6.2.2 - Divide decimals by integers on Vimeo

Y6-Spring-Block-1-WO5-Divide-decimals-by-integers-2019.pdf (whiterosemaths.com)

Extension activity see appendix 3

Y6-Spring-Block-1-ANS5-Divide-decimals-by-integers-2019.pdf (whiterosemaths.com)

Thursday

L.O. To be able to use division to solve problems

https://vimeo.com/490691954

https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Y6-Spring-Block-1-WO6-Division-to-solve-problems-2019.pdf

Extension activity see appendix 4

 

Y6-Spring-Block-1-ANS6-Division-to-solve-problems-2019.pdf (whiterosemaths.com)

Friday

L.O. To understand decimals as fractions

Spr6.2.4 - Decimals as fractions on Vimeo

Y6-Spring-Block-1-WO7-Decimals-as-fractions-2019.pdf (whiterosemaths.com)

Extension activity see appendix 5

Y6-Spring-Block-1-ANS7-Decimals-as-fractions-2019.pdf (whiterosemaths.com)

 

There also many other online activities around the unit of decimals, and multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000. If you want another activity you can try any of the Oak National Academy online lessons on this unit for maths. Again, this is just another idea for learning about decimals.

Decimals - Oak National Academy (thenational.academy)

BBC 

Lots of great activities around learning decimals

Thousandths as decimals - Year 5 - P6 - Maths - Catch Up Lessons - Home Learning with BBC Bitesize - BBC Bitesize

Compare and order decimals - Year 5 - P6 - Maths - Catch Up Lessons - Home Learning with BBC Bitesize - BBC Bitesize

Writing decimals - Year 6 - P7 - Maths - Catch Up Lessons - Home Learning with BBC Bitesize - BBC Bitesize

Decimals as fractions - Year 6 - P7 - Maths - Catch Up Lessons - Home Learning with BBC Bitesize - BBC Bitesize

English 

Day of the week

Topic

Activity

Monday

L.O. To create a plan for an Egyptian myth drawing on my knowledge of similar texts

 

Writing a myth - Year 5 - P6 - English - Catch Up Lessons - Home Learning with BBC Bitesize - BBC Bitesize

Watch the bitesize clip. It has three activities. We would like you to complete these activities over Monday and Tuesday. You need to ensure that your myth is an Egyptian one with settings including a tomb or a Pyramid.  You may need to use some of the characters from last week’s myth or make up some of your own.

Tuesday

L.O. To be able to write introduction to an Egyptian myth using my own plan and then to proof read it.

 

 

Continue with Monday’s activity but ensure that you proofread your work. You can continue writing if you want to, but the focus is to really end up with a clear plan and an excellent introduction which includes fabulous adjectives, adverbs and really sets the scene.

Wednesday

L.O. To understand the features of instructional texts and explain their function in engaging and supporting the reader

 

 

In history this week the pupils will be learning about Egyptian mummification. Egyptian Mummification Process - YouTube

The English lessons over the next few days will be based on writing instructions for this mummification process. In class we would have gone through the process of mummifying a fish! The instructions for this are attached below, at the end of this document.  We understand that at home you may not be able to get a fish to do this. So you can still read the instructions and write a set of instructions but then prepare the mummification on a toy or teddy bear! (Don’t pull the insides out of your favourite toy but you can wrap your toy as the Egyptians would have done with cotton sheet sheets or toilet rolls!)

 

Read together with the pupils the description of how the Ancient Egyptians mummified bodies and ask them to identify key features of instructions. Pupils should then read a range of other instructions (Egyptian linked if possible, other versions of instructions for mummification are easy to find online) and compare, again highlighting key features.

Look at the instructions examples at the end of this document on mummification.

Thursday

L.O. To be able to plan instructional writing.

 

 

L.O. To be able to read and follow instructions

Re-read the instructions for how to mummify a body and work with the pupils to create a toolkit.

 

  • Statement of achievement/goal/outcome
  • What you will need or ingredients (this may not always be present)
  • Step by step instructions in chronological order either numbered or with
  • Time connectives used as openers
  • Imperative or ‘bossy’ voice

 

Make a tool kit and plan on A3 their instructions for the mummification of a body or a fish if you want to try this at home! Use the internet for research (remember to type in Egyptian mummification for kids/children) https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/discover/history/egypt/how-to-make-a-mummy/

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/egypt/mummies.htm

https://www.ducksters.com/history/ancient_egyptian_mummies.php

 

You can copy any pictures you might need to add to your instructions. You can draw all your own diagrams too! Think about the different stages and how to order the instructions.

 

Friday

L.O. To be able to write instructions for the mummification

 

Pupils should then work on individual copies of the instruction to mummify a fish or the Egyptian mummification process.

You can have writing boxes, arrows, stick together with the photographs if you took any, and draw diagrams. Make your instructions clear and detailed following the toolkits studied in the previous lessons.

 

 

SPAG – To explore fronted adverbials. In this lesson, we will be learning about fronted adverbials of time, place and manner. We will also practice writing some sentences with fronted adverbials. https://teachers.thenational.academy/lessons/to-explore-fronted-adverbials-71h64t

Spellings – Homophones. Can you make a list of anymore?

  1. break/brake
  2. grate/great
  3. eight/ate
  4. weight/wait
  5. son/sun
  6. heard/herd
  7. through/threw
  8. peace/piece
  9. aloud/allowed
  10. seen/scene
  11. led/lead
  12. who’s/whose
  13. main/mane
  14. here/hear
  15. advice/advise
  16. practise/practice ………..’Practice' and 'ice' are both nouns (a person, place, or thing) Therefore, 'practise' is a verb (an action or doing word). For example, 'I will practise my spelling'.
  17. Morning/ mourning
  18. Profit/prophet
  19. Guessed/guest
  20. Altar/alter
  21. Father/farther
  22. Stationary/stationery
  23. Desert/dessert
  24. Proceed/precede
 

Science – Actually try to undertake the task of mummifying a fish! Make notes and take pictures to use when writing your own set of instructions. Can you identify any of the internal organs?

https://www.playdoughtoplato.com/making-a-mummy-fish/

Fish mummification - YouTube

If you can’t get hold of a fish, then try to go online and identify the internal parts of the fish. Draw a diagram of the fish and label the internal organs.

RE –   L.O. To be able to look at references in the Bible and understand the main parts of the Bible.

Ideally access to a Bible is needed for this lesson but you can look online for many Bible references too.

The Bible includes poetry, legal documents, songs, letters, eyewitness accounts, biography, historical documents and advice literature. These may be categorised into five different types of books written in different genres.

Historical books: these books give an account of special events in the life of the Jewish people. They are not history as we know today, but a record of God leading his people through episodes and characters e.g. 2 Samuel 2, David is made king of Judah.

Poems and hymns: these could be a prayer as a thanksgiving or in praise of God. They were used at daily services in the Temple and synagogue, and today by Jewish people and Christians in their worship e.g. Psalm 117 Praise the Lord all you nations.

Wise sayings: these are short and easy-to-remember sayings, used by people in their everyday lives e.g. Proverbs 6: 6-11 Learn from the ant.

Good News: the Gospels. They are not a biography of Jesus, but record the memories about Jesus and of those whose lives were changed through contact with him e.g. Matthew

18: 1-5. Jesus welcomes children.

Letters: (to be discussed in detail in Learning Focus 5.) This is an exercise to help children handle their Bibles more easily. Ask the children to open their Bibles at the half-way mark and notice which book they have arrived at. It is likely to be around Sirach or Wisdom. It will certainly be in the Old Testament. Whilst keeping their Bibles open at the half way point, ask them to open the half to the left, that is the first quarter, which could be around Kings. Then do the same on the right hand half that could be Mark or John. Ask them to find the start of the Gospels and notice how much of the Bible is the New Testament.

Looking up Biblical text takes a little practice. Like using a dictionary, it helps to know where to begin to look. When you want to read a particular text in the Bible, you would use a reference for example 1 Kings 10: 23-25. Ask them which part of the Bible they are likely to find it in.

1 Kings that is the first book of Kings

10 is the number of the chapter in that book

23-25 refers to the verses in that chapter. These are the small numbers used to divide up the chapter.

SOME SUGGESTED ACTIVITIES

  • Look up the following references:

Is 44: 2, Ps 24: 13-14, Lk 22: 54-57, Ps 5: 1-3, Mt 21: 1-5, Ps 150: 1-6

Make a note of which book of the Bible it comes from, what genre of writing it is and a note of the main content of the passage.

  • Here is a list of passages from the Old and New Testaments. Using any version of the Bible, find the following readings and put them in the order you find them in your Bible. Write down the Bible you have used and the page you found the passages on.

John 3:1-6

Galatians 3:26-28

Deuteronomy 5:1-3

Song of Songs 2:8-10

Matthew 28:18-20

Psalm 23

1 Corinthians 12:31

Matthew 22:34-40

Mark 1:9-11

Ecclesiastes 26:1-4

1 Corinthians 12:12-13

In the first pages of most Bibles, there are the names of the books of the Old and New Testaments and the abbreviations of those names and the pages where they can be found: e.g. Genesis – Gen, Jeremiah – Jer, Timothy – Tim.

Note the difference between ‘apostle’ (those sent out) and ‘disciples’ (followers).

History – L.O. To understand the Egyptian process of mummification their beliefs in the afterlife.    Egyptian Mummification Process - YouTube

Geography- Locate Egypt on a world map. What are the main features of this country? Write a few facts about Egypt. How big is it, what is its population, what is the terrain like, what is the climate like etc.…

ICT – This week use the computers to gather lots of information about Ancient Egypt. Maybe focus on Gods and Goddesses? You can store all this information into a folder or create a booklet in publishers or start your own PowerPoint. Make this an ongoing project during the next few weeks.

PE Go outside for a long walk. Get wrapped up and try and do it in the middle of the day when the sun is at its highest. If you live near the sea go and throw stones into the waves. Look up at the sky and try and see what shapes the clouds make. If you walk in a park or near the canal see if you can spot some signs of spring. Fill your lungs with fresh air and run, jump and leap!

French (KS2 only) - Saying what people have (Part 2/2) (thenational.academy)

Design Technology- Using a tube container such as a Pringles tube, make your own Canopic jar. If you search canopic jars online, you’ll get lots of great ideas for your own papier Mache jars!

How To Make Canopic Jars - Ancient Egypt Craft for Kids (imagininghistory.co.uk)

Art - Draw some detailed drawing of the Egyptian Gods and Goddesses you may have chosen to research in your ICT. Remember to use brightly coloured pens as they would have used bright colours in their temples.

Music Can you find out anything about the instruments that Egyptians liked playing and what they were made of. When you think of Egyptian music what do you think of? Can you find out why people always do that funny Egyptian dance with their body low and their hands pointing in different directions?

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ADDITIONAL RESOURCES TO HELP YOU. SEE BELOW.

Mummification Instructions

Egyptian Mummification Process - YouTube

The first ancient Egyptians buried their dead in shallow graves in the desert where the heat and dryness of the sand dehydrated the bodies quickly, causing a natural mummification of the bodies. In later years, the ancient Egyptian began to bury their dead in coffins. This protected them from being scavenged by wild animals but caused the body to decay. During the hundreds of years that follows the ancient Egyptians developed the process, we now know as mummification that involved embalming the bodies and wrapping them in strips of linen cloth to preserve them.How to mummify a body

First, the body is taken to a tent known as 'ibu' or the 'place of purification'. Here the body is washed with sweet smelling wine and water from the Nile and a process called embalming begins. The embalmers remove the internal organs by cutting down the left side of the body. It is important to remove these because they are the first part of the body to decompose. The liver, lungs, stomach and intestines are washed and covered with a substance called natron, which will dry them out. Natron is a salt like mineral that occurs naturally on the banks of lakes in the Egyptian dessert. The heart is left in the body because the ancient Egyptians believed it was the centre of intelligence and feeling and it will be needed in the afterlife. They did not think the brain was important so a long hook was used to smash the brain and pull it out through the nose. The body is now covered and stuffed with natron that will dry it out too. After forty days, the body is washed again with water from the Nile. Then it is covered with oils to help the skin stay supple. The dried organs were originally placed in stone canopic jars, each one decorated with the head of the god that would look after it. As time went on burial practices changed and the organs began to be wrapped in linen and returned to the body. However, canopic jars were still buried with the body for symbolic purposes. Finally, the body is covered again with scented oils. It is now ready to be wrapped in linen.

Initially the head and neck are wrapped with strips of fine linen. Then the fingers and the toes are wrapped individually as are the limbs, which are then tied together. Between each layer of wrapping, the embalmers place amulets to protect the body in its journey through the underworld. During this process, a priest reads spells from the Book of the Dead, which contained lots of spells to protect the body and see it safely to the afterlife. This book would be buried with the body and a scroll containing spells from this book would be placed between the hands of the mummy. More and more linen strips are wrapped around the body. After every layer, the bandages are painted with a special liquid that helps to glue the bandages together. A large cloth with a picture of the God Osiris is wrapped around the body. To conclude the mummification, a large cloth is wrapped around the entire mummy and tied with strips of linen. A painted wooden board is placed on top of the mummy and the mummy is placed in into the first of its two coffins.

Finally, the body and its coffins are placed inside a large stone encasement called a sarcophagus, which was inside the tomb. Furniture, clothing, valuable objects, food and drink were placed in the tomb to ease the body’s journey to the afterlife. Now the body is ready for its final journey.

Instructions for mummifying a fish

You will need:

  • Whole mackerel or sardines (with heads and guts intact)
  • Salt and/or bicarbonate of soda
  • Plastic Tupperware containers or empty ice cream tubs (big enough to hold the fish)
  • Sharp knives
  • Black bin liners to use as aprons
  • Dried or fresh herbs (rosemary is good as it is strong smelling!)
  • Strips of cotton or muslin cloth (an old pillow case works well)                                             
  1. Begin by washing the fish under cold water and using a blunt (table knife) to scrape off any scales as these can prevent mummification.
  2. Use a sharp knife to slice the fish open to remove its guts. Do not slice all the way through the fish.

Discard the guts. (In theory, these could be preserved separately and stored in canopic jars but this is an extremely smelly process and not recommended!)

  1. Next, wash the gutted fish and dry with paper towels.
  2. Natron can be recreated by mixing 2/3 bicarbonate of soda with 1/3 salt or just salt can be used. Stuff the cavity of the fish with salt or natron and place in ice cream container, with its cavity facing up.
  3. Cover with more salt or natron.
  4. Finally cover with cling film and place in a cool place.
  5. After 2 weeks, the fish can be removed from the box and the salt mix replaced. Although this is a smelly process, the fish itself should not smell, just the salt.

After another 1-2 weeks, mummification should be complete and the fish can be removed and wrapped. Place the herbs inside the cavity of the fish and wrap in strips of cotton. Your mummified fish is now ready for burial.

Good Websites

Ancient Egypt for Kids - Creation Stories - Ancient Egypt for Kids (mrdonn.org)

2_egyptian_full (mythicjourneys.org)

Ancient Egypt - KS2 History - BBC Bitesize

BBC Two - Ancient Egypt - Life and Death in the Valley of the Kings, Learning Zone, The afterlife in Ancient Egypt

KS2 History - BBC Teach

Ancient Egypt for Kids (primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk)

Ancient Egypt for Kids - What ancient Egyptians needed to do to reach their afterlife or the Magical Land of Two Fields - Ancient Egypt for Kids (mrdonn.org)

 

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